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One of Barcelona’s most dazzling attractions, the Magic Fountain (Font Màgica) was built in 1929 for the city’s World Exhibition. Travelers can still watch the fountain’s spectacular illumination displays, which feature music and a kaleidoscope of shimmering lights, all set against the majestic backdrop of Montjuic Palace.
Designed by Carles Buigas, the Magic Fountain is one of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing almost 2.5 million annual visitors. Stop by the fountain after dark to enjoy a range of uniquely choreographed spectacles—soundtracks range from classical scores to a remix of Barcelona by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé, while the fountain’s water acrobatics are performed by 3,620 jets and reach heights of 177 feet (54 meters). Guided tours of the Montjuic neighborhood often include a stop at the fountain during the day, and night tours—evening bike tours, bus tours, and nightlife tours—often feature the free fountain show.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a must-see for families with kids and first-time visitors.
- Each fountain show lasts about 20 minutes.
- Stand upwind of the fountain to avoid getting wet.
How to Get There
The Magic Fountain is located at the foot of Montjuic Mountain, a hilltop Barcelona neighborhood, near the famous Placa Espanya square. The easiest way to get there is via the metro, getting off at Espanya station. Bus 55 also stops near the fountain, as do most hop-on, hop-off bus tours.
When to Get There
To experience the fountain in its full glory, it’s best to visit during one of the synchronized light and sounds shows. The light show schedule varies by season, with nightly shows on weekend evenings and an extended summer schedule. It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to get a good spot during summer.
Where to Find Great Views of the Magic Fountain
The former bullring in Placa Espanya, now a shopping center, offers excellent panoramic views of the Magic Fountain, Montjuic Palace, and the entire city of Barcelona. Ride the escalators to the top floor, where restaurants circle the rooftop and the spectacular views are completely free.
Address: Avinguda Maria Cristina, Barcelona, Spain
Hours: The fountain operates Thursday to Sunday. Times change seasonally.
27 Tours and Activities to Experience Magic Fountain (Font Màgica)
Do you want to make a wish? You can do it in our 3 hours e-bike tour on the highest mountain in Barcelona – Montjuic. Even the great architect Gaudi decided that he did not want to surpass this creation of God, and decided to make his famous Sagrada Familia a little lower. Here, after learning about the history of the national palace, fortress and the Olympic Ring, you can abandon the city’s fuss and find yourself in the clouds.The tour will end with a visit to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic where for almost a hundred years 3620 jets perform a mysterious dance accompanied by a change of light and music.
Who lives in the National Palace? How many times and why was rebuilt the Fortress of Montjuic? Why the Olympic Stadium is not really Olympic? How many jets are in the magic fountain? And what magic does it create? In addition to discovering all these secrets, on our tour of the highest mountain in the province of Barcelona, you can enjoy the quiet green parks with magnificent design, views of the whole city from the top and see some of the most interesting but not touristic places. A bicycle is a great way to see it all in just three hours while a walking tour can take all day.
Getting to the top of Montjuic Hill is a breeze on this Barcelona e-scooter tour. Enjoy all the fun of biking to the top of the hill without the effort, and then admire views of the city before heading back down for a tour of Barcelona highlights such as the Gothic Quarter and Olympic Park.
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