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Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

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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 6 days ago via mobile

Caught the Friday show at 21:00. Very spacious so not a thick crowd despite thousands in attendance. A great atmosphere with Lots of families. A bit annoyed by street vendors trying to sell you everything, but was nice to buy some beers for half a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gowestyoungman
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fountain is a wonderful sight as well as he waterfalls from the Museau Catalona above. Night time is better just do not plan to walk afterwards. The areas surrounding Espanya are sketchy at best so daytime is fine, Walking Via is fine just straying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a booked a tour for this on the Saturday, but went for a walk on the Friday and ended up at the Magic Fountain and waited the 30 minutes for the show. It was well worth the wait! The whole show, the fountains,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SimonJF1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

This puts the Bellagio to shame. The colors are spectacular. Some of the songs are a bit random (Poker Face and Lips are Movin'? Love them but odd choice) but all are well choreographed to the music. The show is an hour (at least in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Joiedvivre
Reviewed 1 week ago

To me, this was just a large fountain in the middle of traffic roundabout. It breaks up the views but it's not anything you can spend a relaxing day by

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wxzzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every evening there is a brief Sound and Light show at the fountain. The place is very lively, with people dancing around the fountain as colours change. A nice way to end a touring day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sigfizzig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a must for us and should be for you too. Make sure you check the times and days before you go, as they change with the the seasons. Very beautiful and inspiring, however, get there at LEAST 60 mins early for the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Y5678MOrachelr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got in Barcelona on a Saturday afternoon and since the magic fountain show is only on weekends (Thursday - Saturday), we headed over the same evening with a toddler in tow! Needless to say we all had an amazing time! It was an brilliant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ambreend2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look at little toddler roaming around and discovering world around him with true joy. I net, that you've list that passion as you got older. Been three, seen that, you say to yourself. Do did I, but watching this show I've felt amazed again. Watching...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roman S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Times of the display vary depending on time of year, but in the winter its usually Thursday to Saturday at 20:00 and lasts an hour. Dancing fountains and great music but get there a while before the show starts as it gets very crowded.

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.