Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

4.5

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Regina O' Shea

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    We travelled over from Ireland for a long weekend and decided to visit The Magic Fountain. It is, without any doubt, a must see. Check out their website for the fountain shows, music and lights. Even if it says closed at 8pm, click on the 'show times'. They run much later than that. It was the highlight of our trip and would definitely come back again. Enjoy 😎

  • Jeff Brody

    4
    - 29 July 2018 -

    A true one of a kind. Beautiful and interesting water display with music and colored lights. The thousands (and I mean thousands) of people that attend this makes you think Jesus himself is coming back. The people watching is almost as interesting as the fountain.. get there early because it's crowded.

  • Jacobus Stander

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Nathaniel Winkler

    3
    - 13 July 2018 -

    The fountain was of while I was here. Though this is a nice park and a good walk down the hill from the Castle. It's a nice way to make a day out of a few sites. I recommend taking the subway them walking to the top. Then walk all the way down. Refreshing.

  • Andrew Novak

    4
    - 11 July 2018 -

    The fountain itself is amazing! A spectacular combo of colour and shapes on the rythms of Queen and other mainly 80s artists. Its placement in Barcelona really adds to the experience, with the long boulevard and the Museum building on either end. We were really surprises to see just how many people came to see it, a very large gathering comprised of tourists mostly, but no doubt some of the locals were in the crowd. Unfortunately, as with most landmarks in Barcelona, is is tainted by the presence of street vendors harassing you with 1 euro water bottles, beer and the very loud kitschy bird whistles and castanets. There are multiple points where you can get drinks and food from stands, but at quite extortionate prices. The sound from the speakers could be better - i think the sound system could do with an upgrade. But, overall, a decent experience worth having!

  • Nick Troise

    5
    - 29 June 2018 -

    Honestly my favorite attraction in Barcelona. I enjoyed it so much the first night that I came back the next. Its a free event and occurs every night at 21:30. The show typically lasts for about an hour. Its great for people of all ages, and especially for kids. The show consists of lights, music, and the giant fountain spraying water in a variety of different ways. It may not sound that great, but it is something that you have to be there to experience. I loved the show and couldn't reccomend it enough. I was in awe both times I went. It was remarkable to see. I truly enjoyed it. You can go close to the fountain of you're not scared of getting a little wet. It does get very crowded, however, as it is a large tourist attraction and it's free.

  • Andrew Gonsalves

    4
    - 22 June 2018 -

    Visited on a weeknight in June. The first show is at 9:30pm during the summer (the times are earlier in the winter), then more shows follow in close succession thereafter. If you arrive too late to catch a good view, head up the steps of the museum to watch from a distance, then descend to grab a spot once the initial crowd moves out. It’s better to catch the later shows anyways, since the sky is totally dark by then. The show itself is great; lovely colors and mesmerizing water jet effects set to music. The music alternates between a pop music medley and a classical medley. They could really do with a sound system upgrade, but I imagine that would bother the neighbors.

  • Leticia Martinez

    5
    - 12 June 2018 -

    This was a highlight of the trip to Barcelona. Starts right on time. Lots of people but lots of opportunities to get a good view. We got there 5min before it started and still got a good place to watch so no need to get there like super early. This museum has lots of little fountains too. Get there during the first show though. Because you’ll see all the little fountains get turned on too.

  • Niall L

    5
    - 11 June 2018 -

    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.

  • Prasoon Raj

    5
    - 03 June 2018 -

    To witness this you have to take public transport a bit far from the city. But it's a nice experience. Music and light show on water fountains with a beautiful backdrop. The place gets immensely crowded in the evening, so it is highly recommended to arrive early to grab a good place. It is also advisable to be cautious about different classes of hawkers, beggars, etc. The show runs for around 30 minutes.

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