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Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)

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Address: Av La Marina Cuadra 24 | San Miguel, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 1 464 4282
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A decent time killer for the kids

Went with family on a day stop over in Lima. Easily accessible by Cabify or Uber from the centre of town, the zoo/park is spread over a large area surrounded by the urban jungle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family on a day stop over in Lima. Easily accessible by Cabify or Uber from the centre of town, the zoo/park is spread over a large area surrounded by the urban jungle. Spent a good three or four hours wandering round (and probably walked about 4-5km in the process and have to say on balance I was impressed.... More 

Thank Adrian L
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mistaken by most visitors (and TripAdvisor Reviewers) for a "zoo," Lima's Parque de las Leyendas actually preserves the OVER FORTY huacas, or temple-pyramids, of the ancient Peruvian city of Maranga. What appear to be empty animal exhibits are actually archaeological sites and prehistoric buildings. Don't miss the modest Mittendorf Museum on the grounds, which reports on these discoveries, albeit only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i enjoyed to see a great variety of animals in this zoo, it was very interesting, i saw the condor which is peruvian animal that live in the peruvian highland also i saw other animals, there are different kind of zones to see animals of the jungle, highland and international such as lion, giraffe, crocodile and much more, i recommend... More 

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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not horrible, but they do not have many animals, it is dusty and full of people. If you come from another country, don´t waist your time there.

Thank ValvaMG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can walk around safely there, there is also a small zoo. Great park with interesting corners and exhibits.

Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Actually the setting isn't so bad but the conditions that some of the animals have to live in are just terrible! I did not spot 1 staff member looking after them....a shame! Also the park is so dirty...bins are full and nobody is clearing them. Potential but needs other management. When you are leaving they rush everybody out like hordes... More 

Thank Gonzalez84
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I traveled to the zoo with my mother and daughter. My mother was free, because people over 60 are free. She didn't even have to show her passport, though I would advise any senior citizens to bring theirs just in case. Children up to 12 are 8 soles and adults are 14 soles. Children 3 and under are free. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Although not the best of Zoos (not that many animals), the park impress by the sheer number of attractions contained inside its walls: from archaeological sites to boat rides in a lake, botanical gardens, restaurants, museums, and many more!

Thank dlirajor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I'm not a big fan of zoo's but Parque de Las Leyendas is wonderfully taken care of, it has a lot of attractions for adults and kids. You could even get into a boat and have a tour to a tiny cave that takes you back to Machu Picchu. It's a wonderful and magical place to go with family, on... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I visited on May, is a great place where nature and animals are in armony with human beings, we can find a variety of Funa and is awesome , you can learn a lot. There are some animals wich are endangered. I recommend to visit it in family you won’t regret.

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