Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona

Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona (must see)

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most spectacular sights to see in the Catalan capital. Every evening the huge fountain bubbles and burst with its lights and jets of water dancing to the rhythm of the music. It is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics.

The fountain was built for the International Exposition held in Barcelona in 1929. There were 3000 people involved in the construction of this project. the fountain dazzled its first round of spectators when it displayed its magic for the first time on the 19th of May, 1929.

The best time to visit the fountain is before nightfall before the magic show begins. Thousands of people gather around the fountain each day to enjoy the spectacle, sitting on the many steps that lead up to the MNAC museum and watching the sunset from the vantage point of Montjuic mountain, under which the Magic Fountain sits. The magic show fountain show is completely free to watch and each one last 10-15 minutes.

Why You Should Visit:
Good (free) entertainment!

Tip:
Bring food/beverages and try to get a good spot at least 45 minutes in advance, as it does get very crowded

Operation Hours:
Jan 1 - Jan 6: Thu, Fri, Sat: 8pm-9pm
Jan 7 - Feb 28: CLOSED
Mar 1 - Mar 31: Thu, Fri, Sat: 8pm-9pm
Apr 1 - May 31: Thu, Fri, Sat: 9pm-10pm
Jun 1 - Sep 30: Wed - Sun: 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Oct 1 - Oct 31: Thu, Fri, Sat: 9pm-10pm
Nov 1 - Dec 31: Thu, Fri, Sat: 8pm-9pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Magic Fountain of Montjuic on Map

Sight Name: Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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