Reasons to visit the impressive magic water show in Lima, Peru

Impressive magic water show in Lima – Peru.

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The city of Lima has transformed an old park into what is nowadays one of the top attractions in the city: the Magic Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua).

This was for us one of the hidden gems of the city. The circuit consists of 13 illuminated fountains providing a spectacular show choreographed with water shooting from the fountains, which included folkloric and classical music.

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We spent there a couple of hours enjoying each fountain as much as we could and we actually did not have enough time to see all of the fountains.  It has as a matter of fact been awarded the world’s largest water fountain complex in a public park by the Guinness Book of World Records.



The main show takes place at Fuente de la Fantasía, with a magical choreographed show of water, lasers, and music that will delight the public of all ages.  This show takes place thrice each night: 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm, and 9:30 pm.


Try to get there early, in order to have enough time to enjoy the different fountains. We made it barely before the last one, but for us, this was not enough time as it was the last show, and then the lights were out.

If you have a SLR camera with you that day and would like to take plenty of photos from all angles and avoid it from getting wet,  get a Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras  or you risk it getting your camera damaged.


What to eat

Some traditional dishes you may want to taste while you visit Peru are the causa rellena, or causa acevichada, chicha morada, aji de gallina, papa a la huancaina, and for dessert order some suspiro limeno. 

Where to go

Here are insider tips on what to do in Lima, you can also visit Machu Picchu, enjoy some top hikes, go to Iquitos, the island of the UrosTaquile Island, and eat at the top restaurants in the gastronomical capital Lima. Or you may also enjoy a road trip from Machala to Tumbes. 



I hope that you enjoyed these two short videos!  I highly recommend you to include this attraction on your schedule.


How to get there:

After spending the day in Lima and taking a taxi that took us directly to the park. We arrived to the park entrance.

Address: Parque de la Reserva, Block 5 of Av. Petit Thouars, Lima, Peru.

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday (and holidays) from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Price: The fee is less than $2 USD

It would be a good idea to plan 3 to 4 days in Lima, in order to manage to visit main attractions and taste the food. It is not without reason that Lima is known as the gastronomical capital of South America. Now, here are some great options of places to stay in Lima so you can start planning and get great deals!



For me it is important to do research online and offline, so one of my recommendations offline is to read the hard copy of Lonely Planet Peru travel guide for lots of great tips!


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Reasons to visit the impressive magic water show in Lima, Peru

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