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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

Closed Now: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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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Placa Carles Buigas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed today

Nice combination of music, lights and dancing water in a beautiful plaza. Definitely a must see when visiting Barcelona! Free and easy to get to, wherever you are in the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luana N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The road is lined with fountains that start up a few minutes before the main event. You get great views from the foot bridge but don't hear the music so well due to the other music & traffic noise around you, so get closer to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rootvegqueen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just good being back, happy that In December the fountains are still on, Good view from the top ,not busy at all. During the night the fountain is dancing through such s beautiful lights colour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank F825AKelenav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the most amazing things i have seen in spain. This is a beautiful fountain show cordinated with music and lights. Please note that you need to be there at least an hour early and find a good seating area. DO NOT...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank taniyap2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing for anyone of any age, so much fun to see! Definitely recommend finding times and getting a seat early, we arrived at 7 thinking there was one every half hour but it didn’t happen until 8, and by then it was packed - so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 442bexb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth seeing. We saw it during the day, and walking around it is fun, but I have heard it's much nicer at night. Wish we had had time, but too much to do in Barcelona!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 6.50 for 7pm show..no show...730 also no show..8pm finally a show, squashed, cold and stepped on had been about to call it a day! However lit up playing queens barcelona the dancing water fountain was gorgeous and a somewhat lovely end to a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mrs M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They are beautiful. However, when you have ever watched the dancing fountain in Efteling or in Vegas, then this fountain is not that spectacular anymore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christinaendang
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Barcelona then you have to visit 'The Magic Fountain'. True to its name, it is indeed magical. The best vantage point is outside the main entrance of 'Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya' as this lets you look down on the fountain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravellingWizard
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit . The fountain is lovely and the show good although I would have liked the music to be louder. If you need to sit down get there early, you can get the show times from their website.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 14, 2018|
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Response from historytraveltours | Reviewed this property |
The show is always at night but the time varies according to summer or winter schedules. I believe it’s 7 pm in winter but yo can check on their website.
Teri T
October 23, 2018|
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Response from The_Reeview | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, from what I remember it is awkward hours, its nothing really special to be honest.
October 11, 2018|
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Response from 30Paul27 | Reviewed this property |
Ellie I’m unsure as it was July, sunny and still light. Looked at a website and it looks like 9-10pm in October
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Chennai (Madras), India
Magic Fountain (2 Replies)
Hi All, We plan to visit Magic Fountain (Font Magica) on 19th Sept (Sat). I read somewhere that due to some performance nearby, the magic fountain entry may be restricted on that day. Anyone who can help with the above info? Tx, Akash
September 12, 2015|
Response fromPhilip B|
well that's thrown next weeks itinerary up in the air ;)
Neil P
Rugby, United Kingdom
Book from where? (2 Replies)
Hello all, My girlfriend & I are travelling to Barcelona for 5 days in September and although we have a rough idea what we want to do, we have heard to pre-book such as; Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou and Park Guell? Is there any website in particular where you can book these trips or is it that i have to book through Trip Advisor or on the official websites? As stated above, looking at doing the following; Sagrada Familia Camp Nou Park Guell Parque del Laberinto de Horta ...More
August 16, 2016|
Response frompapilliontraveler|
Sagrada Familia = from their website Parc Guell = from their website Magic Fountain = Free
Singapore, Singapore
Barcelona 5 day itinerary suggestions! (7 Replies)
Hello guys, I'm visiting BARCELONA next month and would need quick help from you locals/travelers! A bit of background - family of 3, football fanatics, would like to explore local history a little & taste delicious local food. We are working on average budget so keep u r suggestions to affordable places for activities/eating :) So here is the itinerary - 12th Apr - Flight to Barcelona 13th Apr - Reach Barcelona in afternoon @2pm Barcelona sightseeing: • Palau Guell (from...More
March 23, 2016|
Response frompandachris2|
There's a castellers event at 12 noon on Carrer de la Marina on 17th. There's a good section on dining in the Top Questions on the right.