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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Plaza Carles Buigas, 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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Plaza Carles Buigas, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked here from La Rambla easily at night and we felt totally safe. There is excellent free entertainment on the sidewalks, and the fountains were pretty cool. It's crowded, there's stairs and if you had trouble walking this wouldn't be the place for you

Thank GotTheTravelBug_9
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not able to get very close to the fountain due to the crowds so we could not hear the music. It was worthwhile as we do not have any fountains like this where I live so it was an interesting event.

Thank Crazyfourtravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't understand why there are not more magic fountain shows in Barcelona. Ours was jammed with people. Fun nevertheless. Your video will prove to friends that this rivals the Bellagio in Vegas!

Thank Cathryn C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a must-see if you are in the city. It isn't open on Monday and Tuesday and plays on the rest of the week between 9:30-10:30pm. Come early to get a good spot. It is always crowded! It's also worth going farther and...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived at our hotel near Placa d'Espanya on Saturday, June 10th at 8.15 p.m. and was told that we were just in time for the fountain show which was the 'last night' as it was on from at least Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings...More

Thank Roosterlady
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this beautiful display. Def competes with the Bellagio in vegas. We didn't visit during the day just in the evening and enjoyed the light and music show along with it. It was completely packed well worth the visit and best of all is...More

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This fountain show attracts thousands! A beautiful way to enjoy the sunset - the fountain display is accompanied by music and there are stalls for food and drink.

Thank VR747
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nearest metro is espanya. Great attraction but dont hurry and you dont need to book so keep your cash in your wallet. Its free. Try and get there 30 mins before sunset to fully enjoy the full experience. Its the road between the twin towers...More

Thank Rob Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Barcelona at night, do not miss the hour long water fountain display at 9:30pm at the Magic Fountain in Barcelona! It was incredible to see the sunset as the fountain danced on!

Thank ChrisandCandiO
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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When are there performances?
28 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?
3 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.