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Magic Fountain (Font Màgica)
Magic Fountain (Font Màgica)

Magic Fountain (Font Màgica)

Free admission
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Avinguda Maria Cristina, Barcelona

The Basics

Designed by Carles Buigas, the Magic Fountain is one of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing almost 2.5 million annual visitors. Stop by the fountain after dark to enjoy a range of uniquely choreographed spectacles—soundtracks range from classical scores to a remix of Barcelona by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé, while the fountain’s water acrobatics are performed by 3,620 jets and reach heights of 177 feet (54 meters). Guided tours of the Montjuic neighborhood often include a stop at the fountain during the day, and night tours—evening bike tours, bus tours, and nightlife tours—often feature the free fountain show.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Barcelona
Bonnie_O, Apr 2022
Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show
Carla was awesome, very knowledgeable. It’s too bad she didn’t know that the tram to the top was wheelchair accessible, we ended up pushing our friend UP THE HILL!!! We loved the Tapas dinner and the light show!
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Amazing way to see Barcelona!
Joanne_L, Apr 2022
Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show
Nuria was an amazing guide who was very knowledgeable and kind. She took us all around town and took us places we would never have found on our own. We ended with some delicious bites and a great bottle of wine. Highly recommend.
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Guide was really nice and...
neil_b, Apr 2022
Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show
Guide was really nice and helpful. Castle was nice but fountain & cable car was off. Amazing views from the top
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Barcelona evening tour
zoria845, Oct 2019
Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show
Fiorella is the Best had a wonderful evening that was very entertaining and informative recommend to anyone that wants to have a magical evening tour of Barcelona.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a must-see for families with kids and first-time visitors.

  • Each fountain show lasts about 20 minutes.

  • Stand upwind of the fountain to avoid getting wet.

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How to Get There

The Magic Fountain is located at the foot of Montjuic Mountain, a hilltop Barcelona neighborhood, near the famous Placa Espanya square. The easiest way to get there is via the metro, getting off at Espanya station. Bus 55 also stops near the fountain, as do most hop-on, hop-off bus tours.

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When to Get There

To experience the fountain in its full glory, it’s best to visit during one of the synchronized light and sounds shows. The light show schedule varies by season, with nightly shows on weekend evenings and an extended summer schedule. It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to get a good spot during summer.

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Where to Find Great Views of the Magic Fountain

The former bullring in Placa Espanya, now a shopping center, offers excellent panoramic views of the Magic Fountain, Montjuic Palace, and the entire city of Barcelona. Ride the escalators to the top floor, where restaurants circle the rooftop and the spectacular views are completely free.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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