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This is a wonderful recent addition to Warsaw, which is bound to attract many tourists to the hitherto seldom frequented area lying at the foot of the castle and the Old Town. The place used to be neglected and the noisy main road passing close to it only made things worse. But this is bound to change now that it has acquired the largest fountain park in Europe. It was launched only last week and seems to have immediately won the hearts of the local people. When we went there last Saturday single people, couples, groups of youngsters and whole families could be seen enjoying the sight and the sense of freshness that falling water brings. Children waded in a pool specially made for them or ran screaming to and fro where the fountain sent streams of water across a path. Adults walked around the fountains or sat on the long benches watching the water. It was still early but it seemed some of them were already taking seats for the evening water-and-light performance when the water seems to dance to the sound of the music. Actually, there will be three kinds of water shows to choose from: 'Modern Warsaw', 'Chopin's Warsaw' and 'The Legends of Warsaw'. To make them possible one of the fountains can create a water screen 10x30 metres in size and 8 mm thick on which Warsaw-related pictures will be presented by means of laser beams. See the fantastic effects for yourselves!
The performances are free to watch but are held only once a week - on Saturday evenings, at 9 p.m. in May and September and at 9.30 p.m. from June to August.
Address: Podzamcze or the area below the Royal Castle
Directions: Between the Old Town and Wislostrada. From the Old Town, take the steps down towards the river. Or you may take any of the buses going along Wislostrada, getting off at Podzamcze. Or just get there by bike - you will find bicycle stands on the spot.
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