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. Check the website below for show times. Arrange to visit Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona tour planner.
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  • To view this Montjuic Hill went up as hard-pressed, rewarding! Charley is too light and blends in with fountain and beautiful! Barcelona away at least once to River Chu
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  • be there for sunset. Great photos from high up. Museum above is wonderful. Fountains stop at dark...  more »
  • The fountains are kind of fun to see the lighting effects and Nice, but for us not too impressive. It was very busy, what a lot of people together!
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  • An amazing site to see. I would recommend standing street side right in front of the fountain the truly enjoy it's size and grace. The side and rear seating is ok, but it doesn't really put it into perspective. The colors, music and coordination of both make for a passionate experience worth while. We showed up about 20min before the showing and were able to find a place to settle.
  • When I went years ago they were magic. The fountains danced in perfect timing to great music. When I went 2 weeks ago the sound system was terrible quality. I stood right next to the fountain and could hardly hear the music, which was a random and badly mixed string of hits. The fountains moved and looked lovely. They did not dance or do anything in time with the inaudible music. The kids got bored after 10 minutes. I was bored after 5.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my time here! Explored the area before the show, lots to see and some breathtaking views. Went down to the fountains near the time of the show, I suggest those looking for a really good view go 45 minutes to an hour before. Now I must say for something free this exceeded my expectations, I never knew a fountain could put on such a good show! The music playing alongside it was an added bonus, it was relatively new music too which was a good surprise. One criticism would be that the music was pretty quiet, not sure if this was just because we were standing off to the side of the fountain, it might be louder in a more prime position. For a free show, this was excellent and I highly recommend you pay a visit to this show and the surrounding attractions.
  • An absolute must. The fountains turned out be be one of my favourite memories in Barca. One can easily spend around 90 minutes relaxing with you family. The show offer great music within the lights and waterworks, which gets better as it gets darker. It's guaranteed to be very busy as it's a popular and free attraction. Definitely worth your evening, but make sure that it is actually on, as it runs only 2 or 3 evenings of the week.
  • Though I have seen better fountain shows - especially in Singapore, this one draws much tourists and Barcelona citizens alike. It is about an hour long and takes place two times a day/late evening. Several songs are covered, but the light and fountain are not synchronized with the music. I have put several images to this review - just to get an idea of what it look like. People are much more than the show deserves, but it was so even 10 years ago. Getting out of the show takes much time, as everyone gets out together, and bus and metro network cannot take so much time easily. Also, we were informed to watch ut for pickpockets, though we did not see such - people were all happy. Children liked the show much. Maybe it is better to watch it a little bit up the fountain itself - there will be a better panoramic picture.
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