Parque El Olivar, Lima

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#5 of 25 in Parks in Lima
Admire the olive grove and the avian life at Parque El Olivar, a lush oasis in the heart of Lima. The park contains over 1,500 olive trees that still bear fruit, some of them dating from 1560 when Antonio de Rivera brought the first olives from Seville. Reserve a guided tour to learn about the history of the grove, or just take a relaxing walk among the trees and ponds. In addition to its picnic and exercise space, the park is also a haven for birdwatchers. You can spot over thirty species here--plaques distributed around the grounds display information and pictures of the birds. Make Parque El Olivar part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima trip itinerary maker site .
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  • A special place for walking, and have almost absolute, very quiet and without noise, secure rest and contemplate a grove of olive trees of the colonial era that still remains, vast and well-kept,
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  • This park with all the old twisted olive trees is pretty cool. We didn’t spend much time but it was still neat too see all the pretty landscaping and the 100s of olive trees. Worth even just a quick v...  more »
  • I'm not much for visiting parks when I travel but this is beautiful and a must. Very well maintained, spotless, you can spend a good time walking there.
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