Lima’s Parque del Amor, or “Love Park,” is filled with brightly colored mosaic tile and flowing lines. It is, in other words, something akin to what one would expect from Antoni Gaudí. I’ve featured Mr. Gaudí work before back in 2013, when I did a three-part series on his incredible masterpiece the Sagrada Familia (Sagrada Familia — The Exterior, Sagrada Familia — Interior Part 1, and Sagrada Familia — Interior Part 2). Some day I’ll have to blog about his other famous creation Parc Grüell. But all resemblance aside, Mr. Gaudí had little to do with Love Park other than possibly supply a little inspiration.
Love Park sits high above the Pacific, and the view from up here is spectacular. Here, for instance, is San Lorenzo Island in the background:
The beach below is also popular with the surfing crowd:
Next to Love Park is the most visited lighthouse in the area, Faro la Marina. Here you can see both la Marina and a paraglider framed by lush palms:
The most famous residents of Love Park are a pair in an eternal embrace. The statue is called “El Bezo“, or, “The Kiss”:
Here’s another view of El Bezo:
I leave you now with two final images from the park: