The Parque de la Amistad – most popular meeting place in Santiago de Surco

There are parks in all parts of Lima. Everyone has a special meaning for the city, either because of its historical value or its recreational offer. The Parque de la Amistad, in English “Friendship Park”, is located in the district of Santiago de Surco, in the southeastern part of Lima. Many families with children come there because the park has attractions for visitors of all ages.

Relax, walk, play, everything is possible. Restaurants and cafes provide for the physical well-being. In the cultural center of the municipality of Surco, which is also located in the park, there are theatrical performances and other cultural activities. The park, in principle, is the main meeting point in Surco, as the neighborhood is often called, and is a popular destination, a haven of tranquility in the hectic, both for the population and for travelers – even in the evening, when the plants shine in different-colored light City.

Sights and activities in the park

Undoubtedly, one of the main attractions of the park is an old 1926 steam locomotive with three wagons. Visitors can drive the historic vehicle through the green spaces of the park. The old train station on the site offers a glimpse into the history of the Peruvian railroad. In an artificial lake, where fish, ducks and geese live, you can spend a pleasant moment with the pedal boat.

The green areas of the park are equipped with smaller architectural elements, p. Shaded pavilions and a copy of a Spanish arch, the Arco de la Amistad, also called Morisco Arch. Actually, he is not Spanish. It is a copy of a Moorish style arch built in 1924. It was a gift from the Spanish inhabitants of Peru for the 1000th anniversary of the city’s independence and should represent friendship and brotherhood. However, it was destroyed during the renovations and was only rebuilt after the photographs at the end of the 20th century. This arch gave the park its name. In addition to the typical Moorish style of painting and colored tiles, the arch has two towers that offer views over the park and Santiago de Surco. By the way, Groove did not always belong to Lima. Before the city grew so strong that it reached the place, Santiago de Surco was just a village. As you saw it once, you can see it in a replica, which is located in the park.

opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 09:00 to 21:00

Friday, Saturday 09: 00-23: 00

The park offers free WiFi.

Parque de la Amistad

Parque de la Amistad Lok

Parque de la Amistad

Sights in Lima