Lima has so many parks that it is difficult to choose the most beautiful one. But you could be attracted to the Exhibition Park. It is located in the district of Santa Beatriz.
Where the park is located, previously it was part of the old city wall. When this was demolished in the course of the expansion of Lima, a park was planned, which should accommodate the International Exposition in Lima in 1972.
The last technical achievements, art, animals and alien plants were exhibited. Thus, with the Exhibition Park a green area decorated with architectural curiosities was created. The idyll did not last long, however, during the Pacific War the park served as a hospital and barracks for Chilean troops after they had conquered Lima. Over time, the park was redesigned several times before it received its current appearance.
Exuberant green spaces with artistic architecture in the Exhibition Park
The park is designed for visitors. The green spaces decorate, among other things, a Byzantine and Moorish pavilion, both from the inaugural year of 1872. China donated a fountain to the park on the centennial of independence.
In addition, the Exhibition Park houses a Japanese garden and a botanical garden. It is a pleasure to walk through the beautiful gardens and on the bridges over the artificial lakes and streams and to absorb the wealth offered. Maybe you will be seduced by a boat trip under ducks and swans in the lake. For children, entertainment is offered on playgrounds.
On weekends there are markets where visitors can visit and buy products from the Andes. On the grounds of the Exhibition Park there is an amphitheater with capacity for 4500 people. There are regular concerts and other cultural events.
The Palacio de la Exposición
One of the outstanding buildings of the park is the Palace of the Exhibition. The palace, designed as a steel structure (a great novelty in 1872) houses the largest and first country art museum, Mali. The building was opened together with the park in 1872 for the exhibition.
The collection covers 3000 years of Peruvian art: from pre-Columbian times to the present. In addition to ceramics, goldsmiths and textiles, you can see outstanding examples of colonial and republican painting.
Parque de la Exposición
Av. 28 de Julio, Cercado de Lima