The magic of elements, music and light.Skwer I Dywizji Pancernej (Podzamcze) (map)
All around the world, multimedia fountains attract many tourists. The Montjuic Magic Fountain in Barcelona, for instance, impresses with the soundtrack from ‘Titanic’, the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas moves with the ‘God Bless America’ tune, while the Floating Fountain in Osaka delights with the shapes formed by water. Warsaw has now joined these cities - since May 2011 it has had a new tourist attraction - multimedia fountains at the foot of the castle. They are located in an enchanting place, near the Old Town and the Vistula. Up to 30 thousand litres of water a minute stream out of 367 nozzles. The streams are lit with colourful light from nearly 300 LED reflectors. In time intervals, impressive laser animations appear on the mist from nebulised water. In front of spectators' eyes, the Mermaid climbs down the monument, swims under the Świętokrzyski Bridge and hits the town in a Warszawa car. The shows are accompanied by music, both classical (Chopin) and pop, such as Lady Gaga or Jean Michel Jarre.
The Multimedia Fountain Park comprises two fountains: the main one, with area of over 2 200 sq m, and the line fountain, with the length of 120 metres, called the water organ. Children can play in a nearby water playground (the so-called pluskowisko), whose area totals 140 sq m.
The ‘Water – Light – Sound’ multimedia shows take place each Friday and Saturday from May till September at 9.30 pm ( during September - 9 pm). On other weekdays, the shows do not include lasers and sound.