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Placa de Carles Buigas, 1, 08004 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (441 reviews)
“water show” (240 reviews)
“hear the music” (144 reviews)
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Placa de Carles Buigas, 1, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a free showing and I highly recommend it for everyone who is visiting Barcelona. Get there about 1/2 to 45 minutes early for preferred seats, even though it did look amazing from every aspect. Definitely, do your research on show times and I...More

Thank thaimaylin
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told that the magical Fountain had just started a week in advance and we would be lucky to experience it. Along with hundreds of tourist we waited at the site for more than 2 hours only to be told by some hawkers that...More

Thank Manoj_Poddar
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good show with an amazing background. We got a ways back so didn't get to hear the music but it was a good show.

Thank Larkin D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Two shows lasting approximately 25 minutes long. The first show played to current pop hits while the second show is choreographed to classical music. Both are entertaining. Plenty of security and the setting is beautiful. Don't miss this free event!

Thank Angel-Mendoza-5
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the trip easy and enjoyable. There are escalators if you don't want to take the stairs, and you can continue on to the Olympic Stadium and the Joan Miro museum.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Only saw this during the day, as it was our last visit before flying home. Absolutely gorgeous. Go further up to the top mont duck and the view of the city is fabulous.

Thank lally53
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free beautiful attraction. One thing that was told to me by every local that I asked about it was " Watch your wallet & purses" apparently pick pocketing is a big thing there & at many places in Barcelona. Never would have...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

During the day we enjoyed the view of the palace and the Venetian columns. At night the espectacular show of the fountain. Must see and have a day to visit all the places around.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The light show itself with the fountain is great. We had the benefit of a full moon night as well so scenery wise, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in the background with the fountain and the moon was hard to beat. One thing to...More

Thank NarenG
Reviewed 4 days ago

That was the shout that went up around 10pm on the Sunday we walked 4 miles to the fountain only to sit there from 8.30 as the crowd grew but then started drifting away when nothing happened.Check with tourist office or hotel to see if...More

Thank richard186368
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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ליאור פ
When are there performances?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Robservationist | Reviewed this property |
Visit the website irbarcelona.corg
Is the light show free? If not, do we need to book ahead?
2 May 2017|
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Response from motherofbride19 | Reviewed this property |
It was free!
Lobna F
Are there resturants or bars overlooking the fountain?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice any bars or restaurants near enough to watch the show. There are some lovely restaurants at the top of the old bull ring, now a shopping centre, but would not be able to see the show from there.