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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (466 reviews)
“water show” (249 reviews)
“hear the music” (175 reviews)
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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fountain is beautiful, but in my opinion nothing magical. The area is just super crowded. You may want to see it once if you come to Barcelona, but it may not be fot everyone.

Thank 277,123,321
Reviewed yesterday

Did not like it at all. What a waste of water. Except the first one or two songs the music was not fitting the setting of the great beautiful around us. Music didnt quit fit the water rythm. The only thing i liked about this...More

Thank annikamarke
Reviewed yesterday

This looks great in the evening when it is illuminated. However, they don't turn on the lights every evening.

Thank ExpTravellerOulu
Reviewed yesterday

We thought we were doing well getting there 60 minutes or so before the show, and while we got a 'seat' if we had gotten there earlier the view would have been even better. Would have never thought that music and water would be so...More

Thank sharon9371
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our second visit to the fountains and still just as good as the first time. Need to arrive early if you want a seat on the steps. If you are down near the fountains itself, make sure you are not down wind as it gets...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We Loved the magic fountain show, and the area where it is is stunning! We took the metro over from the center of town. Great evening activity😀 Go early for a good spot.

Thank tartan
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fountain show was ok. I was expecting more like a fountain show to the beat of the music but it's just random songs, lights and water...could do it so much better then it would definitely be much nicer. the atmosphere was very nice. warm...More

Thank Syla12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our host at the hotel told us about the time to see the show; while doing so, she kept insisting not to expect a show comparable to the ones in Dubai or Las Vegas. Well, my experience was far better than the much talked about...More

Thank Ali A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Si romantic, so nice! Truly it is a magic fountain! Listen to awesome music and enjoy! Five stars!!!!!

Thank Djuro A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I wandered down just after dark hoping the fountain was lit up at night with changing colors and patterns and you just kind of wander by and look at it. We got there shortly before 9:00pm and found hundreds of people sitting...More

Thank rachel3989
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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Kate C
9 September 2017|
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Response from davesraves | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I never did find a website that listed the official times. I took a photo of the sign at the fountain and posted those times here on Tripadvisor. There are other sites in the area worth seeing during the day. I'd suggest... More
Kate C
9 September 2017|
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Response from Mymoschops | Reviewed this property |
Good question! lameva.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain/magic-fountains-show-times
Claire Therese B
7 September 2017|
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Response from Yvonne A | Reviewed this property |
Every day in the summer months from 9.30pm