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Font Màgica

Font Màgica

Barcelona's biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona's most popular attractions and is where the "Piromusical" is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain, a masterpiece designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, was one of the great successes of the 1929 International Exhibition. The fountain was painstakingly restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games so that it could continue to offer a unique display to delight all age groups.

Every year, Montjuïc's Magic Fountain is the chosen site for the "Piromusical", a huge firework display with a music and laser show, which is the closing event for Barcelona's main festival, La Mercè. The display is very popular in Barcelona. The Magic Fountain is located at the end of the Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina just below the Palau Nacional, and even when the fountain is not in operation is a privileged viewing point that boasts spectacular vistas of Barcelona from the Plaça Espanya to the slopes of Tibidabo. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the fountain operates on recycled water in order to save drinking water.

General details


Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1 (08038). Barcelona
Phone: 010
Web site: www.bcn.es/fontmagica
Opening time: 1st April to 31st May & 1st to 31st October: Thursday to Saturday, from 9pm to 10pm.
1st June to 31st September: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9.30pm to 10.30pm.
1st November to 31st March: Thursday to Saturday, from 8pm to 9pm.

Closed for maintenance works from 6th January to 16th February.


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Accessibility details


The Magic Fountain sound and light show on Montjuïc offers varying degrees of accessibility for people of all ages.

The show attracts a lot of people so we recommend that the visually impaired and wheelchair users arrive early at the start of the show so that they can find a place with good visibility.
Visual impairment
Although the show is highly visual, it is well worth attending for the sound of the water combined with the music.
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Hearing impairment
The show is very visual so it is highly recommendable for deaf and hearing impaired persons.
Motor impairment
There are steps leading up to the fountain at the front but there are alternative routes via long, steeply sloping ramps. The accessible route is in front of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

The fountain can be seen perfectly from the Avinguda de Maria Cristina, which is flanked on either side by a row of water jets which enhance the water, light and sound show.

Last update: 13/07/2011

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