The Magic Fountain, Barcelona

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No ordinary water fountain, The Magic Fountain is an unusual combination of light shows and music performances repeated several times throughout the evening. Like most of the surrounding structures, the fountain was designed for the 1929 World Exposition. The massive building project employed over 3,000 workers. Severely damaged during the Spanish Civil War, the fountain did not operate again until 1955, when it was finally repaired and reopened. Today, the fountain is one of the more emblematic structures in this part of the city, mesmerizing long-time residents and visiting tourists with its 15-minute evening spectacles and frequent fireworks displays. Check the website below for show times. Arrange to visit The Magic Fountain and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona tour planner.
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  • The walk up or down from the National Museum of Art of Catalonia to the Plaza de Espana is incredible and magnificent. We did it twice, using the several escalators for going back up. The ambiance in....  more
    The walk up or down from the National Museum of Art of Catalonia to the Plaza de Espana is incredible and magnificent. We did it twice, using the several escalators for going back up. The ambiance in....  more »
  • The magic fountains are best viewed at night when they dance to music. The show lasts well over an hour and it is free. Need to get there early though for best views. 
    The magic fountains are best viewed at night when they dance to music. The show lasts well over an hour and it is free. Need to get there early though for best views.  more »
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  • It is really beautiful and definitely recommend to see when in Barcelona. Unless you’ve already seen enough of this. Mind you it closes at 10pm Prompt. It gets quite crowded but there’s definitely a place to stand or watch. I was there around 9:45 so I catch it at the perfect time. Though the water fountain flows but best time to see is after sunset where there’s a color and movement rhythm to the water. The whole place is really beautiful even during the day time.
  • Lovely area to walk around and take photos during the day. Recommend seeing the water show but get there early and get close so you can hear the music! It goes on for about 20 minutes, different songs and displays.

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