Parque Lecocq, Montevideo

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#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Uruguay
Stroll through Parque Lecocq a 120 hectare (300 acre) park where animals live relatively freely. Dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife, the park houses 33 species of animals, some local and some from other parts of the world. See the large community of endangered addax antelopes from northern Africa, or the coendu porcupines. Hike on a trail passing through the St Lucia wetlands and see the indigenous plants, or stop by the bird viewpoint where you can admire local bird species. See Parque Lecocq and all Montevideo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montevideo vacation planning app .
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  • Here you can enjoy green areas, some native animals. Make a bbq, sausage or simply bring your food list and in one of the many tables or wave sitting on the grass picnic, enjoy. Play ball or walking. It is a very nice site, with police and local guards. Where can you feel calm. Only you must pay a fee very modica when you enter the car.
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  • It is a place for family, also can make picnic or barbecue, but you should go early to have a barbecue with shadow and well located. Conditions of animals can and should be better and the bathrooms are correct only. The rest to walk and enjoy a nice sunny day
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  • This park a part of providing the whole family enjoy spaces for suesparcimiento contributes to the conservation of the flora and fauna of native or exotic practically in its Habitat. Belongs to the City Council of Montevideo being donated by Francisco Lecoccq, there are about 500 animals of about 33 species. You can spot birds from a viewpoint also there is an indigenous mountain. Charged entrance 20 pesos per person children do not pay to enter auto pay 80 pesos is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 to 17
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  • Lovely place for a weekend picnic. Not much far from Montevideo. Plenty of Bus options you can avail from any corner of the city, but best option is to grab a bus from Tres Cruces Shopping. Takes you around 1:5 hours to reach along Ruta 1 and another 10 mins walk before you reach entrance gate. There generally is a nominal entry fee 20 pesos per person but we were lucky that day we visited and no entry fee was required for the day as the lady at the gate informed us. You will find plenty of open spots with Parilla places and cemented bench and tables for your perfect weekend picnic. Vast land acquired by the zoo, but not many animals to find. Sometimes you can see llamas roaming around in public if you are lucky. I was not interested in that but my wife was super excited. Over all, it's a pretty good getaway place if you are looking for a one day relaxation not too far from the city.
  • Good
  • Nice zoo
  • Uruguay
  • Excellent family leisure space.
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