The Magic Water Circuit: The history of the second tourist destination in Peru
It used to be a fortress during the Pacific War, it is now one of the most beautiful and best-cared places in our capital. It has 13 ornamental and interactive fountains.
Parque de la Reserva (Park of Reserve), now known as The Magic Water Circuit, is the second most visited attraction in Peru, after Machu Picchu. More than 3 million tourists visit it every year, but this would not have been possible without the renovation works in 2003, because the park was not in good condition.
So, one of the fortresses of defense during the Pacific War, with a great architectural value and avant-garde Art Deco style during its time, with a simple design, was restored to become a public space in Lima. All monuments were restored and fountains were implemented in order to turn it into a tourist attraction for local and foreign tourists.
All this work had great results because the park won a Guinness World Record in 2007 for being the largest fountain complex in the world. In addition, it has a water fountain that goes up to 80 meters high and has the largest water screen in the world, 95 meters width.
You can certainly feel the magic in each of the fountains installed in the Park of Reserve, and it is waiting for all people to visit it.