Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

 Tourist information about the Magic Fountain of Barcelona, located in the mountain of Montjuic
Magic Fountain. Photography: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Pictures)
Coverted in one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is the scene for an extraordinary show combining music, water, light, movement and color. It is located in the square of Carles Buïgas, in the district of Sants - Montjuïc. The fountain is the main element of a ensemble extended from the Palau Nacional to the Espanya Square, which includes artificial waterfalls, ponds and luminous columns.
The Font Màgica, the work of the architect and engineer Carles Buïgas, was one of the great attractions of the Universal Exhibition of 1929. The project was considered very ambitious for the time, but after almost a year of hard work employing more than 3,000 workers daily, the dream became reality. After a period of abandonment, in 1955 it was repaired by Carles Buïgas himself. In the 80's music was added and before the 1992 Olympic Games it was completely restored and modernized.
The Magic Fountain has an elliptical shape and is 65 meters long on the major axis. The visible part of the fountain is formed by three concentric lakes located at different height, which have a total volume of more than 3 million liters of water. The choreography generated automatically from the analysis of musical pieces includes water movements coordinated with the change of light and colors. The result is a unique show with a duration of 10 to 14 minutes, a magic dance that attracts annually about 2.5 million visitors.

The Piromusical

Each year the Magic Fountain hosts the final act of La Mercè feast, the pyromusical. The exhibition of light and color of the fountain is combined with a large display of fireworks for the charm of a large crowd of spectators that fills the Reina Maria Cristina avenue .
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Contact
Address: 1 Carles Buïgas Street - Barcelona 08038
Timetable
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Timetable
November - March
Friday and Saturday: 7pm - 8.30pm.
April, May and October
Friday and Saturday: 9pm - 10.30pm
July - September
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.30pm - 11pm
January 7 - February 18
Closed for maintenance.
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Prices
Free admission
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Public transport
Metro. Espanya Station (L1 and L3 lines).
FGC Train. Espanya Station (lines L8, R5, R6, R50, R60, S4, S8 and S33).
Bus. Lines 9, 13, 27, 37, 50, 55, 65, 79, 109, 150, 165, D20, H12 and V7.
Tourist bus. CaixaForum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe bus stop (red route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°22'16.1"N 2°09'06.3"E / 41.371151, 2.151738
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