Magic Fountain

Price guide: Free

Plaça Carles Buïgas 1, Barcelona, 08038

Price guide: Free

Font Mágica
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expert-rated things to do in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Great views / scenery

Best for Fun - Expert review of Magic Fountain

A deliriously kitsch fantasy of sound and light.

Built for the 1929 International Exhibition, the Magic Fountain (Font Mágica) was restored in 1992 for the Olympic Games and is still an impressive feat of engineering. Dancing jets of water are lit up with coloured lights (there are 50 different colours, apparently), and the musical selection runs a weird and wonderful course from opera to film soundtracks to cheesy pop. A favourite, of course, is Montserrat Caballé and Freddie Mercury singing ‘Barcelona’.

More information on Magic Fountain:

Price guide:
Landmark / monument
Plaça Carles Buïgas 1, Barcelona, 08038
93 316 10 00
Months open:
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Opening times:
Shows (every 30 mins) May-Sept: Thur-Sun 9.30-11pm. Oct-Jan 6: Fri-Sat 7-8.30pm. 13 Feb-Apr: Fri-Sat 7-8.30pm.

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