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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Closed Now: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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“water show”(283 reviews)
“hear the music”(203 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 via mobile

What a show to see for all. There is many fountains surrounding the main one with great views from each angle. Lots of people, so be mindful of belongings. Best views are at night. Look at schedules. The dates of operation change.

Thank MJ0715
Reviewed yesterday

We were surprised to learn that the fountain show lasts almost an hour (now this might be season dependent). We went half an hour before and it was full of people and we couldn't get a good spot. After half an hour of the show,...More

Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed yesterday

An absolute must! You just can't leave Barcelona without seing it! Easy access by metro (Espana station) or by foot (we had a walk from the city center). The place is very crowded, but the good thing is that everyone will see everything. You don't...More

Thank Ptica_Divnaya
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

it is absolutely wonderfull to see the coreography of water and light and it is one of the kind experience. you must go at least one hour before the show starts as there are thounsands of people coming to see the show. a good place...More

Thank Tc4art
Reviewed 2 days ago

In front of the National Museum of Cataluyan Art by the Plaza there is a grandiose set of quasi magical interconnected fountains and waterfalls. Individually they are beautiful and as a group they tend to amaze the viewer with an excellent daylight water show. But...More

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful, well maintenance fountain in the heart if Barcelona. Great for resting from the city's noise. Must visit in your voyage.

Thank spi16
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're going to be in Barcelona on a Friday or Saturday night, it's worth your time to go to the light spectacle represented by the Font Magica. The show takes about 15-20 minutes and there are plenty of places around to have tapas and...More

Thank historytraveltours
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unique and special show of water, lights and music in a beautiful place of amazing Barcelona. Do not miss it!

Thank 746danas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice show for all the family, there is times for it so make sure you go there on the right time :)

Thank elad s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great attraction, free. Go to the top where the museum is to get the best views. Check when it is on though, as it is not always on everyday and not all day.

Thank CharlesB759
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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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Teri T
24 October 2018|
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Response from Stern_Review | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, from what I remember it is awkward hours, its nothing really special to be honest.
Ellie Q
11 October 2018|
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Response from 30Paul27 | Reviewed this property |
Ellie I’m unsure as it was July, sunny and still light. Looked at a website and it looks like 9-10pm in October
Ellie Q
11 October 2018|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid September and the shows were 2000 to 2200 about every half hour Thursday, Friday and Sunday. We went at 2100 on Friday, had a decent vantage point but almost missed it trying to get there. If I do it... More