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Magic Fountain Barcelona - Font Màgica de MontjuïcFeatured Popular

Address
Av. Reina Maria Cristina, 08038, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Espanya L2
City District
Sants-Montjuic: Montjuïc
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Magic Fountain Barcelona - Font Màgica de Montjuïc
Font Mágica de Montjuïc Barcelona. Magic fountain of Montjuic. The fountain and the music, light and water show is a top Barcelona attraction. Booking is not necessary. The fountain is free to visit. There is no seating and no entrance points. You just go to the fountain anytime during the display times and once there you can walk all around the fountain and fountain area to enjoy the fountain display.

Magic Fountain WINTER opening times from October to end April
Fridays and Saturdays ONLY from 7pm to 9pm. 


Magic Fountain SUMMER opening times from May to end September
Thursdays to Sundays ONLY 
from 9pm to 11.30pm. 


See Magic Fountain Barcelona musical programme


Barcelona's Magic Fountain is the most famous fountain in Barcelona. The Magic Fountain is near Plaza Espanya. The nearest metro station to the Magic Fountain is metro station Espanya on L1 red line. The fountain itself is on at the end of Av. Reina Maria Cristina (on Plaça de Carles Buïgas which was named after the creator of the fountain) 

The Magic Fountain is one of the Barcelona's most visited and and best loved landmarks and definately a top tourist attraction. It was designed by Carles Buigas for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. Buigas created a fountain with light, colour and sound to accompany the water movement and he designed the fountains to cascade down the hill from the Palau Nacional building (now the 
MNAC Museum ) like a raging river to end in the Magic Fountain before "dying" in the sea along the avenue of Avinguda Maria Cristina. It is truly a magical sight.

Around 2.5 million people see the Magic Fountain every year making this a Top Ten Barcelona Attraction. The magic fountain in Barcelona has many different choreographies ranging from film music shows, classical music shows, a zarzuela, a twentieth and twenty-first century remix and an pop mix with the song "Barcelona" performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé.

The Magic fountain uses a water recirculation system following the introduction of a drought decree in 2008 by the Catalan government, the Generalitat. The Magic fountain is open to everyone and admission is free. In December there is a special Christmas water and music show on Fridays and Saturdays and on 25th December and 1st January between 19:00 to 21:00
. The fountain is closed every year from mid January to mid February for annual maintenance. The Magic Fountain is also the venue for the Barcelona New Year Celebration show on 31st December.

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Magic Fountain Barcelona
Show times with music and light 

Last updated Oct 2014

Autumn & Winter from September 30 to April 30
Sunday to Thursday: closed
Friday + Saturday: 19:00 to 21:00


Easter and Christmas show times
Monday to Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 19:00 to 21:00

Friday: 19:00 to 21:00
Saturday: 19:00 to 21:00
Sunday: 19:00 to 21:00


From January 7 to April 30 (except Easter) 
Sunday to Thursday: closed
Friday:
19:00 to 21.00.
Saturday: 19:00 to 21.00.



Spring & Summer  from May 1 to September 29
Monday to Wednesday: no shows
Thursday to Sunday: 21:00 to 23.30.



The biggest night of the year for the Magic Fountain are New Years Eve and the last night of the annual Merce Festival The final event of the Merce festival is the beloved Piromusical show at Magic Fountain. This is a lovely music, water, laser light and fireworks display which changes theme from year to year. Spectators fill the entire length of the Avenue of Maria Cristina all the way from the fountain to the two Venetian towers at the entrance, so we recommend that you get there around 21.00 to get the best spot to stand or sit. There is not seating- spectators stand on the avenue during the show. It's a very magical event suitable for all ages and with a unique atmosphere. The Merce piromusical is usually transmitted live on Catalan TV3.

NB! The Magic Fountain is closed in January or February for two or three weeks for annual technical service and maintenance

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