NOTICE: Fountains turned off as a water-saving measure due to drought
The Magic Fountain and the fountains on Avinguda Maria Cristina will be turned off by activation due to the activation of the drought protocol in the city of Barcelona.
The Magic Fountain can produce around 7 billion light-and-water combinations by combining the hydraulic features and lighting it is equipped with. Check out the sequences programmed for the fountain.
Location and how to get there
- Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1
- Neighborhood / District:
- el Poble-sec (Sants-Montjuïc)
FGC and metro (L1 and L3, stop Espanya)
Bus (55 and tourist bus, stop MNAC)
Bike and Bicing parking racks
The Magic Fountain was built by Carles Buigas for the International Expo in 1929, on the site where Josep Puig i Cadafalch's Four Columns had stood before being demolished in 1928. They were later rebuilt in 2010.
The spectacular Magic Fountain is very popular, and is best known for its sound-and-light shows. Around 2,600 litres of water a second flow through the fountain's three concentric pools, driven by a water-recycling system.
In recent years, the traditional lighting has been progressively replaced with LED technology, due to its low consumption and the coloured lighting it offers. The Magic Fountain has also been using groundwater since 2010.