Font Magica comes to life every Thursday to Sunday, and during the festival in September it is accompanied by fireworks. A convenient walk from the main areas of Barcelona.

Know Before You Go

Go early and find a spot to sit to truly enjoy the show.
Shows are every 30 mins starting at 9pm.
It can get crowded, beware of pickpockets.
There are lots of places to get a drink or something to eat.

Beautiful since 1929

Created for the 1929 World Exposition and designed by engineer Carles Buigas, Font Magica has become a popular attraction since its restoration for the 1992 Olympics. Maintaining all of its original plumbing, the “magic fountain” really works its magic with about 3,000 pieces of tubing and more than 4,500 light bulbs.

Easy Access

Located at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina just below the Palau Nacional, and one of the largest ornamental fountains in Barcelona, Font Magica erupts into a display of sound, light, and dancing water.

Spectacular shows in the evenings

The 15 minute spectacle, which you can see several times a night, shows a kaleidoscope of color with founts that swell to various types of music such as the “1812 Overture” to Freddie Mercury to “Barcelona” by Montserrat Caballe. In September, on the last evening of the Festes de la Merce in September, the display gets even more spectacular with fireworks.

Key Highlights

One of the largest ornate fountains in Barcelona, Font Magica is conveniently located at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, just below the Palau Nacional.

A 15 minute musical spectacle is repeated in a loop, in the evenings. More than 3,000 pieces of tubing and 4,500 lights along with music, create a beautiful display of color and water acrobatics! For special occasions there are also fireworks.

Map : Font Magica

Other Barcelona Top 10 Attractions Near Font Magica are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Font Magica
AttractionDistance
MNAC Barcelona0.4 Km
Mercat de la Boqueria2 Km
Gothic Quarter2.5 Km
Casa Batllo2.5 Km
Camp Nou Stadium and Museum2.7 Km
Casa Mila - La Pedrera2.8 Km
Museo Picasso2.9 Km
Barceloneta Beach3.3 Km
La Sagrada Familia4.1 Km
Parc Guell4.8 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Font Magica:

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