Parque del Amor (Love Park) and El Beso (The Kiss)


Parque del Amor (Love Park)

Parque del Amor (Love Park)

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.

Parque del Amor (Love Park)

Parque del Amor (Love Park)

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:

San Lorenzo Island

San Lorenzo Island

The beach below is also popular with the surfing crowd:

Surfing below Love Park

Surfing below Love Park

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:

Paragliding by La Marina Lighthouse

Paragliding by La Marina Lighthouse

The most famous residents of Love Park are a pair in an eternal embrace.  The statue is called “El Bezo“, or, “The Kiss”:

El Beso (The Kiss)

El Beso (The Kiss)

Here’s another view of El Bezo:

El Beso (The Kiss)

El Beso (The Kiss)

I leave you now with two final images from the park:

Parque del Amor (Love Park)

Parque del Amor (Love Park)

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Windsock

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2 responses to “Parque del Amor (Love Park) and El Beso (The Kiss)

  1. I love Gaudi’s work, but has never been to Love Park yet.

    • Gaudí’s work is great, but I believe he only served as an inspiration in the case of Love Park. At any rate, the park’s flowing lines certainly look like they were derived straight from the Gaudí playbook. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.