Designed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition by the engineer Carles Buigas, the Magic Fountain of Barcelona was restored in 1992 for the Olympic Games and has proved a popular attraction ever since. This huge fountain bubbles and bursts, spews and spouts cascades of water in a sensational show set to music and lit by every colour of the rainbow. Thousands of people gather each night during summer to enjoy the spectacle, sitting on the many steps that lead up to the MNAC museum and watching the sunset from the vantage point of Montjuic mountain, under which the Magic Fountain sits. Each display lasts 15 minutes and take place at 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm and 11pm every Thursday to Sunday from May to September. (For the rest of the year the fountain operates just on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm). One of the more romantic things to do in the city!
The Magic Fountain is amazing. Definitely one of the best things to be seen in Barcelona especially at nights
reviewed by Iuliana Arsene from Romania on Mar.21.2012
thanks for the timetable guys.Look forward to hitting Barcelona and seeing the magic fountain. my girlfriend better be impressed or I want my money back though!
reviewed by Smithy from United Kingdom on Jan.03.2011
The fountains are a bit kitschy but it's not important because atmosphere is very nice with lights and music and people. It is best to go when the sun is setting
reviewed by Anika from Belgium on Sep.16.2010
One of the most romantic sites in Barcelona.
reviewed by Carli from United States on Jun.07.2010