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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

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“water show”(283 reviews)
“hear the music”(205 reviews)
A combination display of water, music and light which was originally built in 1929. It was restored in 1992 and provides a spectacular show every half hour.
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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could spend the entire day at this beautiful fountain....love the lights and colours...you have to be there to appreciate it

Thank OyinOni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We couldn't visit this magical beauty in time. There are specific days on which this is open during 8-9 or 9-10 based on season. It is kind of number 2 must visit place of Barcelona. So if you are planning to go to Barcelona then...More

Thank hari862
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful—highly-recommended! Easy to get there and back via Metro. A major attraction, and totally free of charge.

Thank Nat-Tours-Israel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the last thing I did in Barcelona, and I definitely recommend anyone considering whether this is worth it to pop along. The people trying to sell you beer and Sangria are a bit annoying, but other than that, it's a lovely way to...More

Thank Brentus1988
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite a spectacle, the combinations of coloured light and multidirectional water jets was a lot of fun. A little repetitive, could stay for 30-40 minutes instead of the full hour and miss the crowds leaving. Facing up to the fountain the road overpass on the...More

Thank 399michaelh
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Magic Fountain (Font Magica) is Barcelona's largest fountain and was built in 1929. Daily music shows are performed in unison with the water displays of the fountain. Located in the Montjuic section of Barcelona located in between the Placa Espana and the MNAC. Jolly...More

Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it . It’s a fantastic place to visit during the day and at night but only on from March to end of October

Thank _c_carter44
Reviewed 5 days ago

be there for sunset. Great photos from high up. Museum above is wonderful. Fountains stop at dark...

Thank Roberta L
Reviewed 5 days ago

These fountains are impressive at any time, and after dark there is a light show added. The trick to making the most of the experience is to move around to see the display from different angles, with different backgrounds. Think like a photographer, and you'll...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a show to see for all. There is many fountains surrounding the main one with great views from each angle. Lots of people, so be mindful of belongings. Best views are at night. Look at schedules. The dates of operation change.

Thank MJ0715
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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça
Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful
fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands
the impressive and towering structure of the Palau
Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in
front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie
Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of
their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to
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14 November 2018|
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Response from historytraveltours | Reviewed this property |
The show is always at night but the time varies according to summer or winter schedules. I believe it’s 7 pm in winter but yo can check on their website.
Teri T
23 October 2018|
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Response from The_Reeview | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, from what I remember it is awkward hours, its nothing really special to be honest.
11 October 2018|
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Response from 30Paul27 | Reviewed this property |
Ellie I’m unsure as it was July, sunny and still light. Looked at a website and it looks like 9-10pm in October