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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” (501 reviews)
“water show” (255 reviews)
“hear the music” (189 reviews)
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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

The beautiful light and water show of Magic Fountain can be seen every evening for 15-30 minutes at several times. The movements of the water jets and the various lights and the modern or classical music are perfectly snychronized. One of the top 10 attractions...More

Thank nora_schubert
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived in Barcelona just as the magic fountains were starting and only watched for a few mins as we were just walking to our accommodation. It really was magical though and with it being free I'd recommend to anyone in the city at night....More

Thank BigTribe
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see and it’s free.. the area is beautiful to walk around as the sun goes down.. the colours and scenery all around is spectacular.. really enjoyed this part of Barcelona in particular..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent music show! Must-see! There are many people queuing to see the show, so I would recommend you go early to get the chance to be closer. But beware, you are going to get wet if you stand to close.

Thank Natasa N
Reviewed 2 days ago

This show was very beautiful! I recommend seeing the show after the sun has set. The music and lights really help make the show memorable. Great photo opportunities!!! Too many people for my taste, but it is worth seeing at least once. It's one of...More

Thank mikevera285
Reviewed 3 days ago

I saw fountain's show, when I have just arrived in Barcelona. So it was feeling like it's for me) It was music, colours and water. This show isn't every evening. Only 3 for a week

Thank Kateryna K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic show for free. In November only show is 8pm so it got very busy. One of the highlights of the trip, like fireworks but with water

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw this during the day and it looks like a fountain (the whole area around it with the museum is beautiful though). The musical show at night is spectacular, easily the best fountain show I've ever seen. Very crowded and lots of people watching...More

Thank SamMeeks
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were not very clever and assumed the fountain was on throughout the day and into the night however it is only on for a short time! It looked amazing from other people’s photos! On a side note, you can go into the arena and...More

Thank Marita C
Reviewed 4 days ago

need to come at least an hour before, to get a good seat. can be very cold so dress well. music and light show, very special.

Thank shalon2711
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 lalyraly | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry, nothing spectacular during The day.... Just a fountain... Only at nights The fountain Dances, with lights and music.
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