Experience the illuminated fountain with music when in Prague

Prague Krizik´s Fountain (Křižíkova fontána), often referred to as the Dancing Fountain or Musical Fountain, is a spectacular show of water, light, music and dance. It is truly magical and I would recommend it to everyone! It is not only for couples, although the performance can be really romantic, it just depends which show you choose.

The musical scale will address everyone. There are four shows at night, starting at 8 p.m., and after full hour another show follows so that the last performance starts at 11 p.m., ending at midnight. Those four shows are usually very different from one another – one being a classical piece of Mozart, and the other one is from Metallica. As I said, everyone will find there the music of his/her heart.

The best shows are at nigh when it is already dark out because only then you can fully enjoy the light show. If you pick the show with music that you like there is no possible way for you not to love it! The music and light arrangements goes so well with water creations that one can hardly believe it is not a fairy tale. Only here you can really feel the music! Only here the water sings to you and dances for you!

There are also musical performances presented by a top dance ensemble, such as Romeo and Juliet or the Swan Lake, usually starting at 10 p.m. They dance in the middle of the fountain pool! With the play of lights, high water geysers, hundreds of dancing water drops and the most beautiful melodies it is just unforgettable!

The Krizik´s Fountain is equipped with incredible 3,000 nozzles managed by fifty water pumps, and with 1,200 underwater floodlights of various colours.

The shows take place even in inclement weather as most of the seats are roofed. So you won’t get wet unless you get too close to the water geyser.

To name just some music that is played there – for classical music it is Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, W.A. Mozart; for film music it is Titanic or Gladiator; great shows are with music from the Queen or Michael Jackson.

The massive fountain is located at the Vystaviste – Prague Exhibition Grounds, constructed for the Prague’s Exhibition in 1891, and is easy to reach by tram – 5, 12 and 17, station Vystaviste. It is not far from the subway station Nadrazi Holesovice (red line C).

There are few things quite like this fountain in the world so you should definitely pay it a visit!

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