Magic Fountain

Spectacular show of light, music - and water!

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.

Magic Fountain Show Times

The operating hours of the fountain varies depending on the year, with five shows a night every Thursday to Sunday inclusive from May to September, taking place at 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm and 11pm.

From October to March the fountain operates just on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm.

Each show lasts 15 minutes, and is free to attend.

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