One of the unforgettable symbols of Barcelona is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, which thousands of visitors come to see every day! It is the largest ornamental fountain in Barcelona created in 1929 with the purpose of the International Exposició, the fountain offers a show that combines music, water movement and games of colored lights with more than 50 variants. Converted into one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, it is the scene of the “Piromusical”, authentic “ballet” of water and light.
We can say that the Magic Fountain of Montjuic lives up to its name: during the show the movements of the water, coordinated with the music and illuminated with colors that change, give the impression of a magic dance that unfolds and retreats, rises and falls, Hides and explodes before our eyes. The masterpiece was designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, with the desire to return to offer a unique show suitable for all ages, the fountain was restored in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Barcelona and became famous with the performance of Freddy Mercury and Montserrat Caballé singing the song of the games “Barcelona”.
Every year, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is the place chosen for the “Piromusical”, final act of the Greater Festival of Barcelona, La Mercè. Located between the Palau Nacional and the Reina Maria Cristina avenue, outside the opening hours, the Magic Fountain is also a privileged viewpoint to see the city of Barcelona, extending from Plaza Espanya to Tibidabo. It should be mentioned that the water used for the operation of the source is always recycled, with the aim of promoting the saving of drinking water!
Address: Pl. Carles Buïgas, Barcelona.
Transport: Metro – L1 and L3, stop Plaza Espanya | With Bus – 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165 | With FGC – Plaza Espanya stop | With Tour Bus – CaixaForum stop – Pavello Mies van der Rohe.
Hours and days of operation of the Magic Fountain 2017:
– From April 1 to May 31 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The music and color show will be held at 9:00p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
– From June 1 to August 30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 21:30 to 22:30. The music and color show will be held at 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
– From September 1st to October 31st on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The music and color show will be held at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
– From November 1 to March 31 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 20:00 to 21:00. The music and color show will be held at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.