The “Circuito Magico del Agua” or Magic Water Circuit is the main night attraction of Lima city, it’s 13 colorful fountains have given this place international recognition and even a Guinness record! favorite site for photographers looking for the perfect shot and couples in love is indeed a magical place after sunset.
But this park famous for its happiness and its lights-and-music show has also another site, a more historical and even sad one. The group of monuments and fountains on display are dedicated to national heroes or historical figures from XIX century, it is know also that this very place was a battlefield during the terrible days of the Chilean invasion to Lima, Peruvian and Chilean soldiers fought here at the beginning of Lima’s occupation by enemy troops in January 1881. In 1929 was first inaugurated a memorial in this place to honor our “reservistas” for defending the entrance to the city with their own lives. The enemies occupied Lima for nearly 3 years till 1883.
This park was re-inaugurated after restorations and modifications in 2007, redesign this time to be a fun place for adults and children, and at the same time to honor our heroes. The little-ones find here more than just a park, there are 3 interactive fountains where they can play with the water and get totally wet with their relatives and friends, and take lots of pictures!, if you come to the park take with you at least one change of clothes, dressing rooms are available for free near the fountains.
Guide’s tip: Bring Peruvian money (soles) for the bathrooms, the cost per person is 1 sol (0.30 cents od USD), this cost is not included in the admission tickets.
Admission fee is only 4 soles per person ( 1 USDollar), the park is open from every day of the week of now, even in most national holidays, opening hours from 4 pm until 10 pm. Take some extra cash in Soles (local currency) for some snacks, candies, sugar cotton, popcorn, sandwiches, apple candies, hotdogs, drinks, or maybe to get a ride in the cutest train ever (10 soles) that goes around all the park.
Ps: Due to covid 19 regulations children and adults are not permitted into the fountains, we expect this regulation to chance early January 2022
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