Magic Fountain

The Magic Fountain

WARNING: Alteration of service

The resumption of the Magic Fountain’s shows is awaiting authorisation from Barcelona City Council’s Covid Committee and the City Events Committee and will need to comply with the measures for protecting against the spread of Covid-19.

El restabliment dels espectacles de la Font Màgica està pendent d'autorització de la Comissió Covid de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona i de la Ponència d'Esdeveniments de Ciutat, i ha de complir les mesures de protecció per no difondre la covid-19.

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Show Times

The Magic Fountain’s light and colour shows have been suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fountain is currently operating merely in ornamental mode, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 11 am to 1 pm, and from 4 pm to 6 pm, and on Sundays, from 11 am to 3 pm.

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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

How to get there

Font Màgica - Avinguda Maria Cristina


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.

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How it works

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.

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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.

Discover some of the Magic Fountain’s choreographies

Font Màgica Open video 1980s MIX

1980s MIX

Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on hits from the 1980s.

Font Màgica Open video Cartoon soundtrack

Cartoon soundtrack

Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on soundtracks from cartoons and animated films.

Font Màgica Open video Spanish classical music

Spanish classical music

Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on pieces of Spanish classical music.

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