The Magic Fountain
The Magic Fountain
4.5
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Sants-Montjuíc
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  • Espanya • 6 min walk
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Trp
Mumbai, India128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
With one of the few things that’s free in Barcelona, magic fountain is lined by both kids and the adults. To get suitable place to watch, reach at least 1.5 hours before the time. The seatings provided are ideal place and make sure that you avoid places very near to fountain unless you enjoy soaking in the water. With lot of lights, varying water formations and songs it certainly charms the kids and adults alike. But we did not feel any coordinated rhythm between the fountains and songs. They were quite independent of each other. In all, it’s a nice place to be with kids.
Written 14 January 2020
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Gaurav S
Glasgow, UK360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Magical fountain is really good but make sure to check the timing and day of display in advance. It changes from summers to winters and from day of the week to weekend. Do go there in plenty of time to get good view.
Written 6 January 2020
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rvbolorin
San Juan, Puerto Rico106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I visited the fountain for the first time 9 years ago during my honeymoon. We came back and it is still magical, beautiful light and music show at night. We went on a weekday, arrived early, there was a private function nearby and the light show started 1 hour early. We were able to sit and see the show before people started to arrive and crowded the area.
Written 22 February 2020
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Carlos A
Sao Paulo, SP35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The show is very beautiful, so it attracts cents of people there. It can be viewed from some distance and it's really eye-catching. To cheer the public, the dancing waters in different colours is complemented by a playlist of nice pop/rock music and some traditional songs, according to festive dates. The surrounding area has a lack of structure, such as restaurant, cafe or bathroom. The alternative is Arenas shopping mall, about 500 m away. Its recommendable to arrive one hour before.
Written 13 January 2020
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GiniB_11
Statesboro, GA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Don't pay money for a trip here...just show up any time (preferably after dark) and wait til the show starts. If you go up the escalator and park yourself near the top, you'll have a great view of the show and still be able to hear the music. If you happen to be there when they perform Freddie Mercury singing Barcelona with Montserrat Caballé, you will never forget it.

You can go to the You-T place to hear that particular piece of music, but hearing it in sync with the fountain "choreography" is absolutely magical!

Yes, there are many larger fountains (Dubai, Las Vegas, etc.)...I've been to several and they are very cool, but this one truly is unique.
Written 16 February 2023
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algsunshine
112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a great experience for both kids and adults. We had our daughter with us so she loved seeing and listening to the music and water dancing. Get their early to secure your spot. The show doesnt take more then 15-20 minutes. We went when there was a huge festival going on, so keep in mind that it might get very crowded.
Written 14 February 2020
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Carrons
Gilbert, AZ161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The palace and the fountain are wonders to see even when the waters are not dancing to music. But it is worth hanging out to see the show (when we were in Barcelona, it was 8-9:00 on Thursday and Friday nights only). It was crowded, but we stood on the walking bridge so that we had a wide angle perspective of all the different fountains that were flowing. It was fun.

NOTE: We grabbed a bite on the roof at the Arenas de Barcelona (just down the street) while we waited for showtime. It is a shopping mall created in an old bull fighting ring. A fun spectacle in itself, but also terrific views from the roof.
Written 6 January 2020
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Kerryn
Oakleigh, Australia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I took our teenagers to see The Magic Fountain and it was heaps of fun and free. Basically it is a water, light and sound show free for everyone to enjoy. The music selection is wide and covers most languages and styles. We enjoyed some songs in English, Spanish and Italian Operettas. The fountain display changes with the music, so you see lots of different colours and combinations of water fountains. Visiting it at night was a short walk for us and we got a great spot looking up to the Museum. We tried to visited the museum today but it was shut so spent some time walking around the area. The fountain looks different in the day and it seems bigger in daylight. There were families, couples everywhere.
Written 6 January 2020
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Eurofriends
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the light show. It's free and if you get there a little earlier you'll get a good position. We discovered that if we stood too close to the fountain we got quite wet from the over spray. The show lasts for an hour, which is probably a little too long, but we did really enjoy it.
Written 12 February 2020
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Rum
London, UK52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
I was so excited to see this. I went there and waited, alongside around 100 others, as the information said the show would start at 9pm. Nothing happened. The water wasn’t even running. The worst thing is, this information wasn’t made available and there was no staff there to talk to. Was left very disappointed.
Written 15 October 2021
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