Magic Fountain, Barcelona

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Magic Fountain, Barcelona

If you are staying overnight in Barcelona, the top of your must-see list should be the Magic Fountain. It’s spectacular by day, but by nightfall it’s a real delight.

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

The Magic Fountain is located at the top of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona. Your nearest Metro station is Plaça Espanya.

It hold the perfect combination of lights, music and water movement within its half hourly evening shows.  The shows run Friday and Saturday, every half an hour, from 7pm to 9pm in autumn and winter. In spring and summer, the shows will run on Thursday to Sunday, from 9pm to 11.30pm. Generally there are no shows in January to mid-February.

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

Originally the Magic Fountain was built for the 1929 World Fair by Carles Buïgas. The original fountain did not use music, this was added on in the 1980 and then the fountain was revamped before the 1992 Olympic Games.

The Magic Fountain is located in front of the Palau Nacional (National Palace) which is the home to the Art Museum of Catalonia. It provides a breath-taking backdrop. The surrounding grounds of the Museum are lovely and well worth a walk around. You can get some stunning views from the top of the steps. We didn’t go inside the museum, but it may be worth a visit if you are interested in Catalan art.

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

The fountain is free to visit, as are the evening shows. When we visited during the day, the area leading up to the museum and fountain had become the finish line for one of Barcelona’s 10km charity runs. What a great place to finish a race. I would definitely visit the Magic Fountain again when in Barcelona. The show was one of my trip highlights.

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10 thoughts on “Magic Fountain, Barcelona

  1. That fountain is so, so beautiful. There is something so peaceful about fountains and this one looks so enchanting. I've never been to a water show but it sounds incredible. I really want to go to Barcelona, this is definitely going to be added to my to see list.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    p.s. Please can you add our badge so you can be considered for the #whatevertheweather competition and so other people can discover our lovely linky.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Hi Chloe. I've add the badge to my linkie page, it'll be permanently on there. I've just set this up.

      Yes you should definitely put the Magic Fountain on your list (and Barcelona as a whole!)

    • Sally Sally says:

      Aw I'm so glad Lisa that I was able to revive some lovely old memories. It's very pretty isn't it?

    • Sally Sally says:

      It is lovely during the day too but yes really comes alive at night. You'll just have to use it as an excuse to go back Leanne!

  2. Wow, that fountain is amazing! It certainly looks very magical and I can imagine it looks fantastic to watch and listen too. I love water shows, although it's been a long time since I've watched one. If (when!) we go to Barcelona we will definitely visit the fountain.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  3. Love that fountain! Every time friends came to visit Barcelona, it was a must and never disappointed us. Barcelona itself is so beautiful!!

    • Sally Sally says:

      You are so lucky to have the fountain. It really was one of my highlights. It's nice that it's a free attraction too. Something the whole family can enjoy without any cost. It was easy to get to on the metro as well. I was amazed how many people turned up for the shows. It's very popular.

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