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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

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“water show”(280 reviews)
“hear the music”(198 reviews)
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.
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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Great to while away the evening. Loved the fountains were beautiful with the different colours and quite lively. There was music too to match the movement. Very crowded though which was a shame.

Thank Mac M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely fountains, great atmosphere, definitely recommend getting a bottle of wine from a local supermarket and drinking it on the steps while the music and lights play.

Thank RagenN
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in Barcelona, So spectacular easy to get to and lots of other attractions in the area. loved the escalators to get you to the top

Thank Trainjacker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fountain is huge and really magical! Really worth the wait! I recommend waiting at the top at the beginning and during the show to go down to have different perspectives on the terrasses.

Thank Irina G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to get here early to get a good seat. Show starts at 9.30 but by 8 people are taking their seats. Plenty of sellers with their wares and selling water, beer and Sangria. There is also a place you can buy baguettes, burgers...More

Thank Hayley O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here after dinner one night to watch the fountain. It was a really lovely experience for all the family (17,15,12). We ate some churros while we watched. A lovely end to our trip to Barcelona.

Thank CavMcDs
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you visit Barcelona try to go at the weekend to see the evening light, music and fountain show. Yes, it's crowded. Yes, it's touristy. But it's great fun. I just wished it ended on the song sung by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe like...More

Thank Oakworthgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fountains were very beautiful with the different colours and various formations. One could barely hear the music however. This would have enhanced the experience. Very popular event as there was a thousand people in attendance. No fountain show Monday or Tuesday so check the...More

Thank Brian021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great show, obviously very busy but not so bad it was uncomfortable. We arrived about 20 minutes before the first show started and were very close to the front of the fountain with a perfect view. We were very surprised with how long the show...More

Thank papervampire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There isn't much more to say than amazing as it really is just that!! The fountain and it's dancing around to music in various colours is a sight to behold. It loses a star as some of the music really doesn't fit at all but...More

Thank Pidge999
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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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Jerrica B
21 September 2018|
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Response from DBorras2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Based on the information posted in the official website for 2018, looks like there will be no shows until March, when shows will be held Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Sorry to be harbinger of bad news my friend but... More
Jurica U
25 August 2018|
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Response from Jurica U |
Yes i now this.but this carles is not install new light and sonund.arhitect is not my interest only.who now is maintrance this fountain. Br
Catherine T
13 August 2018|
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Response from aimtoturnleft | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if the sound can be turned up. I assume not as the music was quite low and we arrived early to get a good spot so we were quite close