Lima was founded in 1535 but has a long pre columbian history, reason why you can find around the city not only archaeological complexes and colonial edifications, but also recreation, culture and modern entertainment centers, like The Magic Water Circuit, located in the Reserve Park in downtown.
Opened in July of 2007, The Magic Water Circuit holds the Guinness record for being the "Biggest Water Fountain Complex of the World in a Public Park". Its 13 fountains -one of which has a water jet that reaches 80 meters tall- look as if they were executing a synchronized dance of music, light and colour. The spectacle of the water drawing different kinds of figures that vanish into the air has made this a favorite place for citizens of Lima, especially the children.
If you are close to the place, you can't also miss the Reserve Park -named in honour to the reservist troops that participated in the defense of the city during the war with Chile- and its neoclassical buildings constructed in 1926 and designed by french architect Claude Sahut.
The Reserve Park and The Magic Water Circuit opens in the following schedule:
- Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm, totally free.
- From Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The entrance price is S/.4.00, but for kids younger than 4, adults older than 65 and disabled, have free access to the park.
- In the Summer, the schedules extend to Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
- The show of the Fantasy Fountain starts at 7:17, 8:15 and 9:9:30 pm.
- It counts with a parking lot for visitors and the cost is S/.10.00.