Bosque El Olivar
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Bosque El Olivar, Lima
One of the most beautiful parks in Lima, El Olivar is smack in the middle of San Isidro, where tourists and locals mingle to enjoy its scenery and activities. The story goes that in 1560, hundreds of olive saplings were imported from Spain, but only three actually made it to the park to be planted. Today there are more than 3,000 trees spread over 56 acres. The park is home to ancient trees, a lagoon with fish and ducks, a gazebo used for small concerts, a library, a children’s library and an art gallery. Something that never fails to amaze the visitors: more than 30 species of birds live at the park, adding bird watching to the list of activities in the area. You’ll see children at play, babies taking their first steps, dogs going on walks, people jogging, couples having a romantic stroll or a picnic - come and join the crowd, you'll feel like a local. To participate in a historic tour or bird watching activities at El Olivar, sign up (for free) at the visitor center in the park or through emails: ou
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