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Font Màgica

Font Màgica

Barcelona's biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona's most popular attractions and is where the "Piromusical" is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

Every year, Montjuïc's Magic Fountain is the chosen site for the "Piromusical", a huge firework display with a music and laser show, which is the closing event for Barcelona's main festival, La Mercè. The display is very popular in Barcelona. The Magic Fountain is located at the end of the Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina just below the Palau Nacional, and even when the fountain is not in operation is a privileged viewing point that boasts spectacular vistas of Barcelona from the Plaça Espanya to the slopes of Tibidabo. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the fountain operates on recycled water in order to save drinking water.

The water jets are illuminated by 120 skylights and 4,760 light bulbs. The infinite number of shades of colour is achieved by a series of rotating pentagonal prisms, designed by Buïgas, and stacked on top of one another. They have a motor, brakes and a speed-reduction system, which allows the water jets to gradually change from one colour to another and achieve seven billion possible permutations of water and light.

General details

Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1 (08038). Barcelona
Phone: 010
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Opening time: 1st April to 31st May & 1st to 31st October: Thursday to Saturday, from 9pm to 10pm.
1st June to 31st September: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9.30pm to 10.30pm.
1st November to 31st March: Thursday to Saturday, from 8pm to 9pm.

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Accessibility details

The Magic Fountain sound and light show on Montjuïc is a great attraction for people of all ages, no matter their disability.

The show attracts a lot of people so we recommend that the visually impaired and wheelchair users arrive early at the start of the show so that they can find a place with good visibility.
Visual impairment
Although the show is highly visual, it is well worth attending for the sound of the water combined with the music.
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Hearing impairment
The show is very visual so it is highly recommendable for deaf and hearing impaired persons.
Motor impairment
There are steps leading up to the fountain at the front but there are alternative routes via long, steeply sloping ramps. The accessible route is in front of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

The fountain can be seen perfectly from the Avinguda de Maria Cristina, which is flanked on either side by a row of water jets which enhance the water, light and sound show.

Last update: 30/09/2019

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