Circuito Magico del Agua (Magic Water Circuit)

#9 in Best Things To Do in Lima
Circuito Magico del Agua (Magic Water Circuit)  picture
jirivondrous/Getty Images

Key Info

Jr. Madre de Dios S/N, Distrito de Lima 15046

Details

Parks and Gardens Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Located within the Parque de la Reserva (Park of the Reserve) south of the Museo de Arte de Lima and next to the Estación Estadio Nacional, this water light show is fun for families and kids of all ages.

Rivalling the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the Circuito Magico del Agua combines 13 automated lasers with music to create a spectacular light show. The show chronicles the history of Peru with 3-D movies projected into the water fountains and laser displays.

Locals and travelers alike continue to be in awe of the colorful display and highly recommend bringing along a bathing suit so you can get close to the action (some of the fountains are interactive).

While it's free to enjoy the park during the day, the light show costs 4 sol (about $1.20) to watch (free to children ages 4 and younger and senior citizens older than 65). Catch the show Tuesday through Sunday nights (no show on Mondays) at 7:15, 8:15 and 9:30 p.m.

See all Hotels in Lima »

More Best Things To Do in Lima

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)1 of 8
Museo Larco2 of 8
Type
Time to Spend
#1 Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Known as the birthplace of Lima, the Plaza de Armas (also known as Plaza Mayor) functioned as the heart of the Spanish colony dating back to 1535. Travelers say it's a must-see for every first-time visitor to Lima.

Located in the historic center of Lima, this main square is full of photo ops. Although none of the original structures stand, the current architecture is still photo-worthy. You won't be able to miss the bright yellow Municipal Palace, as well as the bronze fountain that dates back to the early 1650s.

Read more
Domingo Leiva/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Lima »

Explore More of Lima

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

30 Top Florida Weekend Getaways

Spend sun-filled days exploring Florida's beautiful beaches, cities, parks and small towns.

Gwen PratesiDecember 9, 2019

The Best Travel Backpacks for 2020

U.S. News rated the best travel backpacks using recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerNovember 25, 2019

30 Top Wellness Retreats

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at one of these relaxation-focused properties.

Kyle McCarthyNovember 21, 2019

30 Fun All-Inclusive Family Vacations

Book one of these all-inclusive trips that cover food, accommodations and activities galore.

Holly JohnsonNovember 14, 2019

5 Ways Cruise Lines Are Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Industry considers impact as it looks to the future.

Gwen PratesiNovember 12, 2019

11 Unique and Quirky Cruise Destinations

Venture off the beaten path for an authentic cruising experience.

Christine SmithNovember 12, 2019

The 2020 Best Cruise Lines for Families

Gather up the gang and head out to sea with one of these six kid-friendly cruise lines.

Nicola WoodNovember 12, 2019

The Top Pyramids in Mexico to Visit

Add these ancient marvels to your Mexico vacation itinerary.

Lyn MettlerOctober 28, 2019

30 Top Babymoon Destinations, Trips and Ideas

From romantic beach getaways to big city adventures to glamping in the forest, these locales will inspire your babymoon planning.

Gwen PratesiOctober 15, 2019

15 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

These tips will help pregnant women travel the world in comfort and style.

Holly JohnsonOctober 10, 2019