The Magic Fountain, Barcelona

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No ordinary water fountain, The Magic Fountain is an unusual combination of light shows and music performances repeated several times throughout the evening. Like most of the surrounding structures, the fountain was designed for the 1929 World Exposition. The massive building project employed over 3,000 workers. Severely damaged during the Spanish Civil War, the fountain did not operate again until 1955, when it was finally repaired and reopened. Today, the fountain is one of the more emblematic structures in this part of the city, mesmerizing long-time residents and visiting tourists with its 15-minute evening spectacles and frequent fireworks displays. Check the website below for show times. Arrange to visit The Magic Fountain and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona tour planner.
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  • We saw this when we were roaming around Espanya metro station and we spotted huge crowd of people going into a direction. We didn't know much about the fountain light show, until we saw it in person.....  more
    We saw this when we were roaming around Espanya metro station and we spotted huge crowd of people going into a direction. We didn't know much about the fountain light show, until we saw it in person.....  more »
  • We saw the Magic Fountain show on a Thursday evening, there are 2 shows one from 9-9.30pm and the other 9.30-10pm. It was quite busy but I imagine it will be a lot busier in the summer, situated in... 
    We saw the Magic Fountain show on a Thursday evening, there are 2 shows one from 9-9.30pm and the other 9.30-10pm. It was quite busy but I imagine it will be a lot busier in the summer, situated in...  more »
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  • Great place for a stroll and a workout climbing all the stairs. The rewards are worth it because the views you get are wonderful. Beautiful grounds and relaxing atmosphere takes you out of the bustling hive of activity that's is Barcelona. It relaxes you before you dive back into the city and all of it's beauty and chaos again. No cost except for possible aching feet depending on how much you walk. Plenty of great options to eat not far away after you work up some hunger.
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