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Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

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Magic Fountain and Queen Maria Cristina Avenue. Photo credit: Cristian Atudoroae
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.

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.

Contact
1 Plaça de Carles Buïgas
Barcelona 08038
Timetable
Ornamental functioning
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 1pm and 4pm - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Music and color show
December-March (Thursday, Friday and Saturday): 8pm - 9pm
April-May and October (Thursday, Friday and Saturday): 9pm - 10pm
June-September (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday except September 11): 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Technical shutdown October 11 to December 21.

Prices
Free admission.
Public transport
Metro
Espanya Station - lines L1 and L3
FGC Train
Espanya Station
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).
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