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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (492 reviews)
“water show” (251 reviews)
“hear the music” (183 reviews)
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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a nice experience. Don’t go to Las Vegas. This is the European musical fountain that will impress you!

Thank Ioan A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favorite place in Barcelona, but realize that the fountain only runs for certain hours. Arrive early, an hour, for the evening show if you want either a sitting place, or front row view. It lasts an hour, so people start to leave after 1/2...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed yesterday

Only on at the weekends during the autumn/winter season. We loved this show which we saw last Saturday at 9:00 pm, check on the day for times as the guide book quoted 7pm to 9pm, in fact it went on from 9 to 10. It...More

Thank louise b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were staying that side of the city so it was only a 20minute walk. Surprised how busy it was, at least a thousand people but still space to see. The display is not on everything day so check out the timings. The fountains are...More

Thank AndrewPBarnstaple
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to spend an hour at night. Arrive early to get a seat on the steps or just stand next to the fountain.

Thank DavidUK567
Reviewed 2 days ago

During the high season, there is a half hour lights and music show at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. It is definitely worth seeing and isn't far from the Placa de Espanya and various modes of public transportation. The turnout...More

Thank JacquelinaUSA
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is great to see and we enjoyed it. But saying that, when I saw it last time, it was with classic music which to me fits the fountain and area much better. But still beautiful and not to be missed. It is free to...More

Thank Angelika H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit, fountain is stunning to sit by and enjoy...loads of people around and there is a bird man with cute parrots that he puts on you and starts taking pictures of you with them...expects a tip of course..asks for eur5, I gave him...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another Barcelona spectacle. The fountain and the backdrop are just beautiful. You could spend an hour strolling around this place.

Thank Axiomwatson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended by our taxi driver to go and see this, he seemed to get really excited so we thought we'd try it. It was ok! VERY busy, its very hard to move around and there are always people bumping into you which is...More

Thank Craig R
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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16 October 2017|
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Response from nurse2003sam | Reviewed this property |
The music and lights are an evening event due to them being more effective once the sun sets. The fountains run day and night but they only have the above (lights etc) from 9pm.
Kate C
9 September 2017|
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Response from davesraves | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I never did find a website that listed the official times. I took a photo of the sign at the fountain and posted those times here on Tripadvisor. There are other sites in the area worth seeing during the day. I'd suggest... More
Kate C
9 September 2017|
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Response from Mymoschops | Reviewed this property |
Good question! lameva.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain/magic-fountains-show-times