5 parks in Lima to walk as a couple

Lima has different destinations. There are from the most extreme to the most peaceful. Places where you can have moments of tranquility and get out of the disturbance of the congested streets. We will see five parks less than an hour from downtown Lima. Safe spaces where you can not only find a moment of peace, but also spaces to share as a couple, although this is not exclusive. These parks were selected for having a quiet environment, with large and well-kept green areas, spaces with incredible views of the nature that surrounds and characterizes them.

Parques en Lima
Parks in Lima to visit as a couple

1. El Olivar Park

Parque El Olivar
El Olivar Park – Lima

Since the colonial period it was possible to enjoy this natural attraction. This park owes its name to the fact that it is made up of more than 1,400 olive trees that impregnate the place with a pleasant aroma. This space is ideal for a picnic and to enjoy the green areas in the company of your loved one. Another alternative is to take walks around the place, since it has an approximate area of ten hectares. In this extensive park, we can also find a small lagoon with fish, the Municipal Library, the San Isidro Cultural Center, and the Nuñez del Prado Marina Museum. Spaces that must be visited in the company of someone special, since you can contemplate the spectacular beauty of this place for more than 400 years. The fact that it has so much history, it offers a cozy and unforgettable place.

  • a) Location
    • El Olivar Park is located in the San Isidro district. Exactly between Antero Aspillaga and Paz Soldán avenues.
    • It is located less than 10 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima.
  • b) Prices and schedules
    • The price of access to El Olivar Park is free and it is possible 24 hours a day and every day of the week.

2. El Amor Park

Parque del Amor
El Amor Park- Lima

This park is the most iconic when it comes to love. It has a sculpture called “El beso” by the Peruvian plastic artist Víctor Delfín. In 1993, exactly on February 14, this park was inaugurated. Since then different couples come to enjoy the excellent view of the sea that this boardwalk offers. The sculpture has a dimension of twelve meters long and three high. This park, despite not having a high territorial extension, is quite comfortable to wait for the sunset. Another decorative and important aspect that this park has are the romantic quotes of Peruvian poets on the undulating walls. In the month of February different activities are carried out with the theme of the day of love. However, it is possible to enjoy this place on any other day of the year.

  • a) Location
    • The Love Park is located on the Malecón Cisneros in the district of Miraflores.
    • It is less than 13.5 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima.
  • b) Price and schedules
    • The park is located in an open space, so there are no time restrictions and the price is completely free.

3. Amistad Park

Parque de la amistad
Amistad Park – Lima

Although the name is worrying for those who are starting a relationship. It is important to recognize this space as one of the most beautiful in Lima. This park’s main attraction is the Great Arch of Friendship or Morisco Arch. In 2001 it was decided to build a replica. The first arch was built in 1924 and demolished in 1939 with the intention of improving Arequipa Avenue, its first location. The replica built in 2001 is 29 meters long, being a faithful copy of the original as it continues to maintain the neo-Arabic style that characterizes it. This park has almost thirty thousand square meters of area, suitable for walks and long conversations. Within this area we can find a train station, like those built in the interior of the country. At this station you can find a steam locomotive from 1926 along with three wagons, within which you can enjoy a ride along 550 meters of railway. Next to the arch there is another attraction, an artificial lagoon, where you can take boat rides with your loved one.

  • a) Location
    • The Friendship Park is located on Caminos del Inca avenue, block 21. In the district of Surco.
    • It is located less than 18 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima.
  • b) Prices and schedules.
    • Access to the park is free.
    • Access to the train service costs 6 soles.
    • Access to the pedal boat service 3 soles.
    • Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • The train ride is from Friday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

4. Exposición Park

Parque de la Exposición
Exposición Park – Lima

This park is one of the most important and beauty of Lima. If we recommend this park, it is because of the green areas in combination with art. The different facilities it has are used to hold events of all kinds. We recommend this place for the beautiful gardens it has and for the peacefulness that this place offers, in the first instance. You will also find Renaissance-style buildings, among different sculptures. As you move through its main attractions you can enjoy the ecological elegance of this place. The places that this huge park has are many, from theaters like “La Cabana”, the Museum of Italian Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Lima, among others. On the esplanade of the Park, craft fairs are usually located. Something that we can also highlight is that it is located in the center of Lima.

  • a) Location
    • The Exhibition Park is located in Cercado de Lima, exactly on Avenida 28 de Julio, corner with Avenida Garcilaso de la Vega.
    • It is only 3.4 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima.
  • b) Price and schedules
    • Entry is free. The price of the events will vary according to presentation.
    • You can enter from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00.

5. Reducto N° 2 Park

Parque Reducto
Reducto Park – Lima

This park was the scene of one of the battles during the Chilean invasion. It is remembered on January 15, 1881, where Peruvians gave their lives trying to defend the territory. It is currently recognized as a National Monument. In this park we can find the replica of the old Miraflores train station, where the Andrés Avelino Cáceres museum is housed. Like this tribute to the hero, there are different elements to remember the courage of all Peruvians who gave their lives. Making this place a peaceful space and special moments with everything that surrounds it. From various green areas and trees that have birds such as larks, tanagers, parrots, among other birds.

  • a) Location
    • The redoubt park is located at 490 Ramón Ribeyro street in the district of Miraflores.
    • It is located less than 12 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima.
  • b) Price and schedules
    • Office hours are Monday through Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
    • The price is free, but admission to the museum costs two soles for children and five soles for adults.

Some other recommendations

The parks that we share are an excellent option to enjoy as a couple during a weekend. Other destinations that can be accommodated on this tour are the Parque María Reiche or the Parque de la Imaginación, which is scientifically based and interactive. Lima is home to free tourist attractions, tour services along unimaginable routes and archaeological sites and historical museums. In short, the Peruvian capital is too big and with attractions that will never cease to surprise.


By Machupicchu Terra – Last updated, August 28, 2023

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