What used to be a dusty park on the edge of sprawling Lima, was transformed into one of the city’s main attractions thanks to the awe-inspiring Circuito Mágico del Agua — Water Magic Circuit. Located in the Parque de la Reserva, a big park in what is now downtown Lima, the Magic Water Circuit is a collection of 13 fountains that combine music and lights to create a visually impressive display.
The circuit first opened in 2007 as part of a renovation project to reclaim the public space of the park and to restore its cultural heritage. The Magic Water Circuit is the current record holder for largest fountain complex in the world, according to Guinness.
Some of the fountains are pretty impressive, like the Magic Fountain, which can shoot water up to over 80 meters high. And it is also fun to walk through the Tunnel of Surprises fountain, a water tunnel measuring 35 meters long. Some of the fountains are also interactive.
The park opens from Tuesday to Sunday, from 15:00 to 22:30. Since most of the fountains play with colour lights, it is nicer to see them in the dark. Plus, during sunset you can also get some amazing photos with the fountains. In the evenings, there’s a laser show mixing water, Peruvian cultural images, and music. The show starts at 19:15, 20:15, and 21:30. It is a nice way to end your visit of the circuit.
The Magic Water Circuit is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, so from July 23rd to the 30th there will be some special events taking place at the park. So if you are in Lima that week, make sure to pass by.
Apart from all the fountain glitz, you can also see some temporary cultural exhibitions at the park. Plus, there is also an installation with information about water issues and conservation.
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