Magic Fountain Tours

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One of Barcelona’s most dazzling attractions, the Magic Fountain (Font Montjuic) was built in 1929 for the city’s World Exhibition. Travelers can still watch the fountain’s spectacular illumination displays, which feature music and a kaleidoscope of shimmering lights, all set against the majestic backdrop of Montjuic Palace. 

The Basics
Designed by Carles Buigas, the Magic Fountain is one of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing almost 2.5 million annual visitors. Stop by the fountain after dark to enjoy a range of uniquely choreographed spectacles—soundtracks range from classical scores to a remix of Barcelona by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé, while the fountain’s water acrobatics are performed by 3,620 jets and reach heights of 177 feet (54 meters). Guided tours of the Montjuic neighborhood often include a stop at the fountain during the day, and night tours—evening bike tours, bus tours, and nightlife tours—often feature the free fountain show.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a must-see for families with kids and first-time visitors.
  • Each fountain show lasts about 20 minutes.
  • Stand upwind of the fountain to avoid getting wet.

How to Get There
The Magic Fountain is located at the foot of Montjuic Mountain, a hilltop Barcelona neighborhood, near the famous Placa Espanya square. The easiest way to get there is via the metro, getting off at Espanya station. Bus 55 also stops near the fountain, as do most hop-on, hop-off bus tours.

When to Get There
To experience the fountain in its full glory, it’s best to visit during one of the synchronized light and sounds shows. The light show schedule varies by season, with nightly shows on weekend evenings and an extended summer schedule. It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to get a good spot during summer.

Where to Find Great Views of the Magic Fountain
The former bullring in Placa Espanya, now a shopping center, offers excellent panoramic views of the Magic Fountain, Montjuic Palace, and the entire city of Barcelona. Ride the escalators to the top floor, where restaurants circle the rooftop and the spectacular views are completely free.
Location
Address: Avinguda Maria Cristina, Barcelona, Spain
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Hours: The fountain operates Thursday to Sunday. Times change seasonally.
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Barcelona Magic Fountain and Night Lights Premium Small Group Tour by Luxury Minibus

Enjoy the best of Barcelona at night on a 2.5-hour evening tour by open-top Mercedes Cabrio minibus. Stroll the Passeig de Gràcia to see the modernist architecture of La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, or Casa Amatller, and then drive by the lit-up landmarks of the seafront. Admire views over the illuminated city from Montjuic Hill, watch the sound, light, and water show at the Magic Fountain, and finish with a bar stop in the popular Old Town.
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Barcelona Half-Day Tour with Local Driver-Guide

Experience the top sights of Barcelona on a 4-hour tour with a private guide. Start out in the Montjuïc neighborhood to see the Plaza Espana, Magic Fountain, National Palace (Palau Nacional) and other buildings from the 1929 World’s Fair. Then drive along Via Laietana or La Rambla, and have time at the Sagrada Familia to take in the wondrous architecture of Gaudi. You’ll get photo ops of other Gaudi masterpieces including Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo as your guide shares informative commentary about this lovely Catalan city.
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Guided Night Tour with The Magic Fountain by Bus in Barcelona

Get to know Barcelona after dark during this 2.5-hour tour. Meet up with your group and art historian guide in central Barcelona, then set out to explore the city's lively nighttime goings-on. Visit La Barceloneta, the Olympic and Old ports and get panoramic views over the city from Montjuïc. Experience the light and water show at the unique Magic Fountain before returning to your hotel for drop-off.
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Ferrari Driving in Barcelona

Drive a luxury supercar in Barcelona. Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari and cruise the Barceloneta district passing the Park Citudella, the 1992 Olympic Village while zipping through the city’s colourful streets. Ride with a guide to help you easily navigate the route and upgrade for more driving time or to extend your route to either Sagarda Famila, Montjuic, or Tibidabo. Helicopter or sailing experience upgrade available.
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Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

Ride the funicular railway up Montjuïc for spectacular views over Barcelona during this 3-hour private tour. Translated as the ‘Mountain of the Jews’ due to its Jewish cemetery, the hill was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Visit the Olympic facilities and Montjuïc Castle, then finish with a walking tour at Plaza España, where your personal guide shares the highlights of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.
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Barcelona Highlights Private Day Tour including Park Guell

Explore Barcelona on your own terms during this 8-hour, customizable, private trip covering the many highlights of the Catalan capital. Tour Passeig de Gracia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, before discovering Gaudí’s Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia. You’ll also have time wander Barcelona’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter and soak up the sublime city views on top of Montjüic. A private guide and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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Barcelona by Night Electric Bike Tour and Magic Fountain Show

See the city of Barcelona at its most romantic and enchanting on a nighttime electric bike tour. The electric bike allows you to cover a lot of ground while you see the sights gracefully illuminated against the black backdrop of the night sky, including the Magic Fountain show. Not only is this a uniquely beautiful way to sightsee in Barcelona, but you also get the advantage of avoiding the crowds.
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Montjuïc Segway Tour Barcelona

See the old and new world from the top of Montjuic hill on this guided, half-day, Segway tour of Barcelona. Cruise past top sights in Las Ramblas and alongside the water in Port Vell and get your camera ready for panoramic views on the Mirador of Poble Sec. Let your Segway do the work as you ascend all the way to Montjuic Castle on top of the hill.
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5-Hour Guided Tour in Barcelona

Enjoy an evening tour in Barcelona that introduces you to major landmarks and provides an overview of this Spanish city known for Catalan Modernism design and architecture. Take a walk around the façade of La Sagrada Familia, and visit Montjuïc for its Magic Fountain music and light show. A typical dinner of tapas is also included.
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Barcelona Charms and Secrets e-bike tour

Take an electric bike tour to discover the hidden gems and charms of Barcelona. This 2-hour tour explores the Old City with its gothic architecture, the coastal medieval district, and the Port Veill and Montjuic district where you can see the sight of the 1992 Olympic Games. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and pedal to a vista with fantastic panoramic views of the city.
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Barcelona Magic Lights Private Bike Tour

Sunset and twilight are indisputably the most magical times to discover Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia. See some of the city’s top attractions at sunset on a private 3-hour bike tour of the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and the famous Magic Fountain. Pedal down the grand Paseo de Gracia boulevard, stop to watch a light and water show on Montjuic Mountain, and admire Palau Nacional (National Palace of Montjuic).
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