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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Address: Plaza Carles Buigas, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona Independent Day Trip from Costa Brava
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Ranked #103 of 603 Activities in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: A combination display of water, music and light which was originally...
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Type: Fountains, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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.
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The fountains were empty of all water and therefore not worth the visit at all, apparently in winter they are supposed to be on at the weekend but as we were there Monday to Friday we didn't get the opportunity to see if this is the case, lots of other tourists visited when we did so they really should have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Not sure if it is working now. We were there on 9th of January 2015 along with many other tourists for about 1 hour (in the evening) as per schedule advise from travel guides and our hotel, but there was no magic happening. Guess it was under maintenance (but there were no signs or easy to translate information online!). So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to take photos from all Barcelona behind you, and If you want it symmetrical, just go there. you can took a nice picture just in the middle of the street. They now what they have, so give visitors some space to put a tripod and take couples photos.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This has to be the most disappointing part of our visit in Barcelona, we travelled to see the magic fountains, only after waiting an hour for something to happen, did I go and ask at the kiosk when the show was taking place, only to be told, sorry the fountains are not working and will only be working in February... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We bought a couple of beers and sat to watch the magic fountain after along days walking. It was lovely, totally mesmerising...the technical side of it makes your mind wobble but it is just so romantic.

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kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

it was very windy when we visited so can only presume that is why they were not put on. It would have been nice to have some sort of notification that they would not be on though! Spectacular views from the top so can only presume that the fountains would look stunning!

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We attended the Magic Fountain performance on the Saturday before 3 Kings Day. It was a popular destination, easy to get to by Metro and a short walk. The place was packed with families and large groups, but it did not matter as the darkness obliterated the crowds. I was able to get some amazing photographs of the water and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The fountain truly lives up to its name as it is so romantic and magical watching the fountain come to life with the sunset in the background. The empty spots usually fill up fast especially on a hot summer's day so get there early and you won't regret the wait!

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Although on we you can see there are shows, the fountain is under construction, so we couldnt enjoy the show :(

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

No body told us the magic fountain is only on certain evenings, we waited with many other people for 45 minutes and were never told that it wouldn't be happening.

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