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Magic Fountain (Font Magica), Barcelona
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No ordinary water fountain, Magic Fountain (Font Magica) is an unusual combination of light shows and music performances repeated several times throughout the evening. Like most of the surrounding structures, the fountain was designed for the 1929 World Exposition. The massive building project employed over 3,000 workers. Severely damaged during the Spanish Civil War, the fountain did not operate again until 1955, when it was finally repaired and reopened. Today, the fountain is one of the more emblematic structures in this part of the city, mesmerizing long-time residents and visiting tourists with its 15-minute evening spectacles and frequent fireworks displays. Use our Barcelona travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and other attractions in Barcelona.
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  • The fountain show is free, beautiful, and amazing every night, but a huge highlight was all the spanish culture on display around the show. Huge crowds gather and there are buskers and vendors selling...  more »
  • Spectacle of lights in the evening staggers. We expect a little in a privileged place, because we arrived early to not miss, and did not disappoint. The magic fountain became a dance of lights for more than 1 hour attracting risk me telling thousands of people to witness the spectacle. Point not to be missed on a visit to Barcelona. Remember that we watched the dance show of a group of very interactive and interesting street that help waiting to witness the spectacle. Estrada de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4900-408 Portug
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  • Found out that it was open turned on on Fridays and Saturday nights at least in October. So we did not see it after walking over to it. The plaza though was very nice. 
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  • Come here for the Magic Fountain show. The show is held on specific days depending on the time of the year. It is quite impressing. The show is held after sunset, you can see the water illuminated and choreographed to music playing in the background. It is free to all to watch. Come early to get a good spot, but dont get too close. Any gust of wind might result in you getting wet.
  • Beautiful! Amazing light show with the water moving in time with the music. Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion nearby.
  • Yes, it is worth the wait for 2 hours if it is a Fire, Pyro, and Fountain show. I went during the Le Mercè Festival and it is one of those moments that will forever be in my happy memories.
  • Very beautiful fountain, that by evening becomes the centre of water and light show... red, yellow, blue, green, all colours mixed together to the music and to many different water effects.
  • Beautiful historical part of Barcelona. Very good exhibition, and excellent 360degree view of the city. Worth the (bike)trip !