The Barcelona Magic Fountain is located on the old site of The Four Column from Josep Puig i Cadafalch, representing the four stripes of the Catalan flag erected as a Catalanism icon and destroyed during Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship. Although thought and designed by Carles Buïgas in 1922, the Magic Fountain only had its first performance on May 1929 for the Universal Exhibition. The committee was impressed by the immensity of this colossal piece of work built in less than a year!
Totally different (and maybe less famous) from the Fountain of Trevi in Rome, the Barcelona Magic Fountain is said to be one of the most beautiful fountains of the world.
A show of music and lights
The Montjuïc Magic Fountain show offers you a real impressive exhibition of water jets with over 50 shades of colours all with a musical background. The music theme can be very different from one show to another: from Disney-like to classical music, including rock.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Font Màgica in Catalan) is located on the Avenida Maria Cristina, below the Palau Nacional of Montjuic, right next to Plaça d’Espanya. More information here
The show usually lasts 2 hours.
Summer time: From 30th April to 30th September thursday to Sunday from 9pm to 11pm
Winter time: From 1st October to 30th April Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm.
How to get there
Bus: 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165 to Plaça Espanya, Metro: L1 or L3, Plaça Espanya Station Train (FGC): S33, S4, S8, R5 and R6, Plaça Espanya station
Vesping: Select the spot in the GPS.
Let us give you a little tip: the show is always crowded with tourists and families. We highly recommend you to arrive a little earlier to be sure to have a better spot, hence view. Besides, sunset creates a special atmosphere to the overall performance. Perfect time for lovers ;)