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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

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“light show”(534 reviews)
“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 today via mobile

This is a very basic fountain which even developing countries like India use to run a decade ago. People gather an hour ago but even if you come last moment there is always plenty space so no worth waiting for it an hour ago. We...More

Thank gaurav n
Reviewed today

The only reason why I didn't like it was because we missed it. TWICE. They only do it at certain hours on certain days. It doesn't really give you a chance as you will be busy looking at better things in the city.

Thank Stern_Review
Reviewed yesterday

The magical fountain is a display of water dancing to music and in different colors. The show starts at dark around 9:30pm and is quite a sight. Very magical indeed.

Thank NaliniJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend checking it out, easy access from metro. Show is an hour long, don’t leave after 1st song ends. Recommend walking around during show, some positions will let you get a bit wet when fountain shoots high. Waterfalls behind it are also pretty at...More

Thank Kris G
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the area in a tour bus, unfortunately didn't have the chance to stop and maybe have coffee around the fountain which seemed to be great.. Loved it!

Thank Mai S
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic environment to relax with a coffee and relax away from the madness of this wonderful city

Thank Sky B
Reviewed 2 days ago

went during the day and climbed to the top well worth it for the views. you can also go on an evening to watch the show but it does get very busy

Thank Carole c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It will be busy and crowded so get there early to get a good spot. The wait is worth it as the show rivals any other fountain show (even Vegas and Dubai). A must see when in Barcelona.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only visited during daylight hours rather than the full show, but I was wowed by just how impressive it was. A must visit!

Thank NorwichTraveller1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't manage to catch it with the lights on but it is impressive in a very scenic location below the Modern Arts Museum

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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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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
Jerrica B
20 September 2018|
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Response from Diego B | 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