Parque de la Reserva

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The Parque de la Reserva (English: Park of the Reserve) is a park located in downtown Lima, in Peru. Built in an irregular shape, it is located between two of the city's principal streets, the Paseo de la República expressway and Arequipa Avenue.[1]

Park of the Reserve
Parque de la Reserva
Circuito Mágico del Agua
One of the water fountains of the park
TypePublic park
LocationLima, Peru
Coordinates12°04′15″S 77°02′00″W / 12.07083°S 77.03333°W / -12.07083; -77.03333
Area8 hectares
Operated byMetropolitan Municipality of Lima
Municipal Real Estate Company of Lima (EMILIMA)
StatusOpen year round, Wednesday through Sunday (16:00-23:00) and holidays
AwardsGuinness World Record for being the world's largest fountain complex in a public park

History Edit

It has an area of eight hectares and is built in a neo-classical style. It was designed by the French architect Claude Sahut and is home to many sculptures built by Peruvian artists.[2]

Before construction, the land on which it is located belonged to the nearby Park of the Exposition before the area between 28 de Julio Avenue and Larrabure y Unanue Street was built over. In 1926 construction was commenced as ordered by the president Augusto B. Leguía. It was named of the Reserve in honor of the last soldiers who fought in the Battle of San Juan and Chorrillos, and the Battle of Miraflores. The park was completed in 1929.[2]

Magic Water Tour (El Circuito Mágico del Agua) Edit

The Magic Water Tour, inaugurated July 26, 2007, currently comprises the property of the Park of the Reserve. The project was initially criticized because of its costs and design, and that it constituted a complete renovation of a historically significant park.[citation needed] Additionally, others objected the charging of entrance fees to a public place (S/.4.00 for ages 5 and above, as of Jan 2011). Proceeds from this entrance fee were once being used to renovate the Municipal Theatre of Lima, which has since been reopened.[3] By March 1, 2008, the tour received its two millionth visitor.[2][4] The Magic Water Tour is currently the world record holder for the largest fountain complex in the world, consisting of 13 distinct fountains, many of which are interactive.[2][5] All of the fountains are lighted at night, many with continuously changing color schemes.[5][6]

The largest fountain in the Park of the Reserve, named "Magic Fountain" (Fuente Mágica) contains a jet which forces water to a height of over 80 m.[2][4][5] Additional attractions are the Tunnel Fountain of Surprises (Fuente Túnel de las Sorpresas), a 35 m walk-thru tunnel of water ; the Children's Fountain (Fuente de los Niños), a walk-in automated fountain;[5] and a tunnel connecting the two sections of the park which contains an exhibition highlighting recent public works projects in Lima. The Fantasia Fountain (Fuente de la Fantasía), site of a regularly scheduled laser and picture show, is 120 m in length and contains jets that are synchronized to music.[5] A video showcase of the fountains, in Spanish can be found here

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Circuito Mágico del Agua". Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  3. ^ "Re-inauguration of the Teatro Municipal de Lima". Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  4. ^ a b "Circuito Mágico del Agua del Parque de la Reserva Obtiene el Records Guinness". Archived from the original on 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  5. ^ a b c d e "El Circuito Mágico del Agua-Lima: Viajes y Turismo". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  6. ^ "Emilima, SA. - Empresa Municipal Inmobiliara de Lima". Retrieved 2009-01-05.