Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo), Lima

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See a zoo built around ruins and observe animals from around the world at Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo). The large zoo encompasses three environments: coast, mountain, and jungle. While the number of animals may be few and far between, you can expect to see exotic creatures like jaguars, condors, and tapirs. Also explore the ruins from an ancient pre-Incan city of Marangacan up cloase. Bring your own water and sunscreen. Restaurants surround the zoo, so a quick step outside can get you a meal. For Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo) and beyond, use our Lima trip planner to get the most from your Lima vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is a park with spacious areas where you can see a large number of various cats and other animals. is more interesting by that are represented different geographical parts of the Peru coast sierra and jungle, and much more...
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  • October 2, 2017
    Legends Park is an inevitable trip to enjoy with family and learn about the fauna of the coast, mountains and jungle of Peru, there are very beautiful and precious species. The facilities are wonderful and you can spend all day and still fails to appreciate such beauty. highly recommended
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  • October 2, 2017
    We went with our children for the first time and we find a beautiful park, variety, diversity, lots of animals, green Areas, lakes, games and above all very tidy and clean, enjoyed the journey through all areas and safely go Once again. We recommend without place to doubt.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Cost 15 Sols per person. I really like the design of this park. Being from the US I was impressed by what was offered and the overall design. However, I agree with other reviews that the glass for much of the enclosures was very dirty and hard to see the animals. There were quite a few animals I hadn't seen before which was a nice surprise. There were also open. Areas where animals we're not confined by a cage and just surrounded by a 2 foot moat. Almost all the animal labels have the English name on them, but not all. I thought it was odd that most of the cages had only one animal in it. For example the tiger and lion area had only one in each exhibit. Seemed rather lonely and bored. Overall it's a large park and you can spend several hours here. If you bring kids there's multiple areas for kids to play in and there were even festival zones.
  • July 12, 2017
    Good zoo with very good animal enclosures... big cat enclosures are specially good.... What I missed was amazon animals and reptiles... Good bird collection though
  • March 25, 2017
    Beautiful zoo with sooo many animals . Its a huge place that would easily take 3-4 hours to see properly . Some of the enclosures need to be updated but generally a great day out .
  • April 11, 2017
    Cuenta la leyenda en un parque limeño ....after the surprise, still awake in the middle of fall of my bed, seeing as it was in the middle of a square Roman circus, and suddenly before I realized I could flow between the streets of a modern city made of glass, while walking I thought have wings and I started flying and since the sky I could see that the city of glass were the eyes of a sleeping giant in the middle of a bigger jungle giant and approaching dangerously sun skimming across the dark sky, I could feel with one foot on a flag, making balance not to fall, fall without grace, that same cai as driven by a trampoline and was caught in the air by the trunk of an elephant exibio me by the beaches as a toy, and I felt small and useless until that elephant was the toy of a girl who saw the sea from a peñazco took the elephant as a toy and I take as her boyfriend, so when she was great I also grew up next to her, she is my blonde doll with blue eyes and I am his luis
  • January 16, 2017
    This zoo will always bring good memories. Unfortunately, it needs better facilities. I guess the budget is limited. Good value for money. Entry is about £3 ($4) or less for students, children, over 60s

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