Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
An iconic Barcelona spectacle
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a spectacle of music, light and colour that has become a symbol of Barcelona. Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition by Carles Buïgas, the fountain added music in the 1980s and was fully restored for the 1992 Olympic Games.
Why visit the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc?
Both locals and visitors gather around the Magic Fountain, at the bottom of Montjuïc Mountain, to enjoy a hypnotic spectacle of water choreography.
The lighting and aquatic elements of the Magic Fountain, the main feature of the waterfalls and ponds on and around Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, produce some seven billion viable combinations of water and light. 2,600 litres of water per second dance to the rhythm of Disney songs, classical music, soundtracks and hits from the 1980s and 1990s, including ‘Barcelona’, the anthem of the 1992 Olympic Games sung by Freddie Mercury and the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé at the Magic Fountain.
The fountain’s show times vary in accordance with the time of year.
How do you get to the Magic Fountain?
The CaixaForum – Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is right next to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.
For the most curious of you
- Did you know? In recent years, the fountain has become more sustainable, replacing its classic lighting with LED technology and incorporating the use of phreatic water.
- Local’s tip: In the summer it is advisable to arrive in time to combine the spectacle of the fountains with one of the city’s best sunsets.
- A must: To enjoy a special night in the open air with your loved ones.