Parque Alfredo Salazar

Parque Alfredo Salazar, Lima: Address, Parque Alfredo Salazar Reviews: 4/5

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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,648 contributions
From where the foreigners were allowed to leave
Mar 2020
At first I thought the parque was dedicated to Portugese fascist leader Salazar, but very much to my relief it proved its name honors Alfredo Salazar a Peruvian pilot who died in a plane crash in the 1930s. The eagle shaped monument is symbolizing his aspiration. Steven Fry's Paddington Bear is worth a closer look at as well.

For me parque Salazar will always be linked with my evacuation during the state of emergency in March 2020. It is here where the foreigners were collected to board the buses to the military airport just outside Lima. Finally after two weeks of being locked in hotels and hostels we could leave Peru. Corona was our least concern, we wanted to get out. Parque Salazar was the last venue we saw in Lima.
Written September 22, 2020
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,819 contributions
Beautiful Views Above Shopping Below
Sep 2019 • Family
This was a must for my wife who was looking to do a little shopping. As she toured the shopping options below she was able to relax up top and take in the amazing views.
Written August 14, 2020
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
Enjoy the scenic views and two monuments
Jun 2019 • Couples
Parque Alfredo Salazar is named after the famous Peruvian aviator Alfredo Salazar Southwell, who died in a plane crash in 1937 at the age of 24. The weirdest coincidence is that the accident took place during the events associated with the opening of a monument to another illustrious Peruvian (French-Peruvian to be precise) pilot, Jorge Chávez. who died in a plane accident, at the scaringly similar age of 23, and after whom Lima International Airport is named. There is an impressive monument erected to commemorate Alfredo Salazar, shaped as a Latin-American styled eagle.
Parque Alfredo Salazar is right in the middle of the area highly popular with tourists, mostly due to the location of Larcomar shopping center (Centro Comercial Larcomar) and JW Marriott hotel. Larcomar is indeed a very modern looking shopping mall, but for what rhyme and reason one would be interested in stopping by (or shopping) at Banana Republic or eating at TGIF? These activities could be successfully carried out at home, both in the US or any other major country. There is nothing authentically Peruvian about Larcomar.
Now, a walk on Malecón de la Reserva (the winding road along the cliffs, a sort of elevated boardwalk) offering fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean is nice, but in our opinion, the southern stretch of it (towards Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel) is much nicer and less crowded. Malecón de la Reserva (as many other locations in Lima) is named after the soldiers, mostly newly drafted and inexperienced recruits, or reservists, died in the bloody battles of San Juan and Chorrillos, and Miraflores, during the War of the Pacific, in January 1881. This war, relatively unknown outside of Peru, is still being remembered and re-lived in both Peru and Bolivia, the countries that incurred very serious territorial losses to Chili.
The other monument in the park is the cute 'Paddington Bear' gifted to the city of Lima by municipality of London and unveiled in 2016. The statue was designed by the celebrated British writer and actor Stephen Fry.
The western side of the park offers monkey bars and other attractions suitable for children.
Written June 20, 2019
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69tiger888
Pittsburgh, PA806 contributions
Nice modern with scenic view
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a plaza with greens and monuments overlooking the beach and ocean. Right next to JE Marriot in a very good part of town. We stopped here for pictures and a stroll along the cliff forca good bore of the beach and ocean below. There is a shopping area and many restaurants just in front of this plaza. In a sunny day. A perfect spot to visit
Written October 27, 2018
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finesilver
Denver, CO2,353 contributions
Park in Miraflores across from JW Marriott and above shopping center
Jun 2018 • Business
This is a nice park, small just above the shopping center. It has some fountains and some interesting statues too. It also has some great vantage points to see the sunset, the big cross list up at night across the harbor and more.

I liked this park best at dusk and early evening where the sky is a little blue and the palm trees glisten still in the night sky.

There are some locals and a few tourists, but all have to walk through part of the park to get to the shopping mall just below.

To me, worth checking out on the way to the mall below and for the great view/vantage points of the sea off in the distance.
Written June 18, 2018
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,559 contributions
Nice view and shopping
Dec 2017 • Friends
On a clear day the view would be lovely. Was overcast ehen I visited. Lots of people around. Street vendors selling ice cream, popcorn and other delights. The shopping center under the park is great. Very vibrantand busy.
Actual park isn't much. There is a small adventure playground for the kids and right at the end is an area where teens were skateboarding.
Written December 27, 2017
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Greg M
Carrollton, TX2,829 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2017 • Friends
We were only here for a moment but still interesting spot. Not the most spectacular sight in Lima, but definitely one of the most recognizable.
Written October 25, 2017
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