Magic Fountain


On Sunday afternoon after our Cava tour we spent the rest of the afternoon on the wonderful little mountain called Montjuïc that overlooks Barcelona.

After a very eventful evening (I’ll explain more in another post soon where we saw Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, I can’t even) we spent dusk at such an amazing sight, right at the steps of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

I had been reading about this fountain show any time I researched Barcelona and wasn’t all that fussed. I kept mentioning it to my mom and Jess, thinking that if it worked out for us to be there at the right time then we’d see it.

How happy I am that things work out the way they do, because we ended up being there at the right moment for the Barcelona Magic Fountain show! There’s a fountain show to different music (it was all over the place, Justin Timberlake to the Lion King, to who knows!)

The magic fountain of Montjuïc’s first performance was in 1929 created by the designer Carles Buigas. Many thought that the project was too ambitious to be created, let alone completed on time. But over 3000 workers were commissioned to work on the project and less than 1 year later the magic fountain was born .

It may not be the same as the Bellagio fountain show, but we enjoyed it very much. The people watching alone was great fun –  all people are fun to watch, but I think watching Spanish people interact is so interesting! Lots of double kisses all around.

Check out some of the photos below:


Logistics: We took a taxi up to Montuïc so we just walke right to the MNAC. It was a beautiful evening and the walk was through a cool area of the mountain, and only took about ten minutes from the top of the mountain.

I also believe you can take the metro to Plaça Espanya and it’ll bring you right there. The fountains are only on weekends I believe (including Fridays) and times vary throughout the year so if you’re interested I’d check here before you go.


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