Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc - Water, light and color



The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc first spouted on 19 May 1929 during the Great Universal Exhibition and continues to delight visitors to Barcelona today.


The fountain delivers a spectacular display of colour, light and water acrobatics with musical accompaniment every Thursday to Sunday in the summer months and every Friday and Saturday during winter.







When work on the Great Universal Exhibition of 1929 was well under way, the organizers felt that it needed that “something” special to make it a cut above the rest. That was when Carles Buigas submitted his project for a “colossal, daring and costly piece of work”.

Buigas's project heralded the discovery of a new art, the art of light. Light would no longer be used only to illuminate the night, but rather to embellish it too.


The Magic Fountain in numbers:


Pool dimensions: 50 x 65 m.

Basin diameter. Top: 12. Intermediate: 35 m.
Pool capacity: 3,100,000 liters (Current: 2,950,000 liters)
Number of pumps: 5
Pump output: 4x 265 hp + 1 x 125 hp
Total volume of water in circulation: 2,600 liters per second
Maximum pressure: 5.4 kg/cm2, equivalent to 54 m maximum water height
Number of water jets: 3,620
Number of water arrangements: 29
Number of hydraulic valves: 109
Number of main colors: 8
Different combinations of water-light: C(29.3) + C(29.4) + C(29.5) x CR(8.6) x CR (7.2) >> 7,000 million
Number of electric motors: 134
Output of electric motors: 1,567 hp (1,153 Kw)
Number of lights: 4,760
Illumination power: 1,507 Kw. (Current: 995 Kw)
Sound equipment power: 7,500 w RMS
Approximate length of water pipes: 1.5 Km.
Approximate length of compressed air pipes: 6 Km.
Approximate length of electric cables: 355 Km.
Date opened: May 19, 1929

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 Winter: (October to April)*
Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
From 30 October to 30 March (Both included) 
Music sessions: 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM *Note: Annual technical shutdown by a period of 1,5 months


 Summer: (May to September)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
From 31 March to 25 October (Both included)
Music Sessions: 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM



Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Pl Carles Buïgas, 1, Barcelona, Spain

Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Website: Magic Fountain - Barcelona
Opening hours: Winter: (October to April): 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM / Summer: (May to September) 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM
Prices: Free
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the company that built the magic fountain in Barcelona
Pearl (13 Jan 2022 - 12:06)
does anybody knows the company that built the magic fountain in Barcelona? I am looking for cooperation with it
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  1. the company that built the magic fountain in Barcelona - Pearl (13 Jan 2022 - 12:06)

    does anybody knows the company that built the magic fountain in Barcelona? I am looking for cooperation with it

  2. DVD - Peter (12 Nov 2018 - 09:28)

    Does anyone know where I can buy a DVD of the displays??

  3. Summer of 1972 - Alan Watson (7 Feb 2018 - 08:54)

    When my wife and I visited in 1972 there was a motorcycle road race on the roads around the fountain. We had to walk across the track. We got to the fountain and thought it may not be operating but it started right on time and we where the only ones to see it that night. It was a great night for a couple on their honeymoon.

  4. Magic Fountain - Sandra (2 Feb 2018 - 07:26)

    I visited the Magic Fountain in July 1960 no special times then evenings were of course the best time to visit to get the beauty of the colours.In those days it took about 2 hours to watch a complete cycle of all the colours and formations a wonderful site I will never forget.

  5. October show times - P L Moug (1 Aug 2017 - 08:28)

    Can anyone confirm the show times for October this year as different sites say different times. We don't want to turn up and then be told that there is no show. Also are shows on every night or only on a Thursday Friday and Saturday like i read on one of the web sites?

  6. Total Disappointmemt - M. Dawes (30 Jul 2017 - 15:30)

    Total disappointment!
    We arrived at 10:45 on Saturday 29th July in time for the 11pm show. Only to wait 25 minutes for nothing to happen. According to the security guard the 11pm show just didn't happen.

  7. Fountain show ended early - yuri (1 Aug 2016 - 09:06)

    Yesterday (31.7.2016) it ended at about 22:50 - much earlier than 23:30!

  8. 23.10 the show is over... :-( - Helle (13 Jun 2016 - 09:18)

    I totally agree :-(
    Everywhere it says 23.30 - the last one...

  9. Majic fountain - W Perrin (3 Jun 2016 - 08:46)

    Very dissapointed when I managed to get to fountain at 11:00pm as we missed the last show but website says last show is at 23:30. Please update the website

  10. Fountain show times - Stevie Glasgow (8 Apr 2016 - 09:16)

    Frustrated at differing show times listed on various web sites....
    Many say Only runs Fri & Sat in May but this Site states that Sundays operate in May until 23:30...

    I am due to arrive in Barcelona around 9pm on Sun 1st May and if I can find out for definite that the fountain show will operate that evening I will head straight there before hotel.
    Can anyone confirm if this sites show times are correct???


  11. magic fountain - Dave Bradford (28 Jan 2016 - 10:36)

    Every webb site gives a different winter/ summer time. what a nightmare when you are trying to book flights.

  12. Magic fontain didn't work - Martin Kropik (15 Nov 2015 - 09:28)

    I was to Barcelona, I wanted to see the magic fontain on October 31st 2015. There was a green desk close to the fontatin that up to the October the magic fontain operates every 30 minutes from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (different then in this web page - ?????) I was there 10:00 p.m. up to 10:35 p.m. and fontain did'nt operate. There were many other dissapointed people there.

    My friends were there on November 1st 2015, 7 p.m. and they said that the magic fontain also didn't work.

  13. Please update the timetable - Teacher from Denmark (2 Nov 2015 - 08:40)

    Please update the time table on the website. Friday the 30th October 2015 I went to see the magic fountain at 9 pm with a school group. Unfortunately, we didn't see the show because it had just finished. Please indicate when the change between summer and winter schedule is. I had 33 very disapointed students.

  14. Fountains - Naomi (31 Oct 2015 - 10:18)

    We checked the official website and it said last night Thursday 29th fountains would show from 9pm we got there at 745pm waited until 10pm nothing and nobody around knew why even the police

  15. Fonts montjuic - Me (24 Oct 2015 - 09:20)

    Am in Barcelona 2018 fri23 October waited for fountains from730 nothing is happening

  16. Cafe on Terrace at Palace waterfall. - Mrs J Bishop (28 Sep 2015 - 08:56)

    Please be careful if you are thinking of having refreshments at the small cafe on the terrace as they stole my handbag, whilst my husband and I were having a drink. It was quiet and I believe it was stolen by the people running the cafe. Keep it between your legs or put the handle under the leg of your chair.

  17. magic fountain - debbie brooks (8 Jul 2015 - 10:10)

    can i push my nan in wheelchair to see the magic fountain from the expo hotel?

  18. what music - gail (1 Mar 2015 - 13:00)

    Hi what music gets played each night is it random as told different music at different times

  19. dancing fountains barcelona - elizabeth neil (26 Nov 2014 - 09:00)

    are the fountains on at easter

  20. magic fountain - visitor (17 Oct 2014 - 09:15)

    is it on over new year

  21. Magical fountain - Mick ward (4 Sep 2014 - 09:45)

    Seeing the fountain in its nighttime splendour would be an epic close to our stay in Barcelona, will it be at full strength tomorrow? Thursday 4th September 2014.

  22. Weekend 25april fountain start times - Julie Bullas (22 Apr 2014 - 11:15)

    We are staying this weekend 25/26 may. Will the magic fountain show be on if so what times please

  23. Magic Fountains on a Thursday in April? - Tracy (14 Apr 2014 - 09:45)

    Could you please tell me if the fountains will be running on Thursday 17th April 2014? I know this is still classed as winter so they are only on a Friday & Saturday, but I did read something about it running on a Thursday during Easter??

  24. annual shut down - Ivelina (6 Nov 2013 - 10:15)

    When will be the annual shutdown in 2014

  25. shut down period - Ivelina (6 Nov 2013 - 10:15)

    Could you please tell me if the fontains will be closed in Janury /February 2014??? Hoe long , from when to when ?

  26. Annual shutdown? - Mike (4 Oct 2013 - 08:00)

    What does it mean "annual shutdown for a period of 1,5 months"? When will it be shutdown?

  27. Magic Fountain in Barcelona Spain - Shirley Email: [email protected] (12 Aug 2013 - 11:00)

    We were there in about 1961 or 1962. We just happened upon it while looking for some where to eat. Could not believe how beautiful it was with all of the colors and "dancing to music ! There was a restaurant upstairs very near the fountain and as we went there to eat we saw the panel that operated the whole Fountain! was run from the restaurant! Also, we were the only ones in the restaurant.

    I am asking you if it has changed at all or grown bigger since 1962?

  28. does the magic fountain works on 13th of june (tomorrow)? - lukas (13 Jun 2013 - 08:15)

    please help!

  29. 13. oktober 2012 - JAX (25 Sep 2012 - 09:30)

    Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Music sessions: 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
    *Note: Annual technical shutdown by a period of 1,5 months
    WHAT ABOUT Saturday okt. 13. 2012. Are the fountain open that day?

  30. Magic Fountain - New Year's Eve - Glykeria ([email protected]) (15 Sep 2012 - 10:15)

    Maybe someone knows if magic fountain in Barcelona has a music event in New Year's Eve 2013, beacause the official site doesn't say this. Please help me.

  31. maghic fountains barcelona - [email protected] (25 Aug 2012 - 15:00)

    does anyone know if a dvd is available of the magic fountains and their music?

  32. disappointed!!! - ak (20 Jun 2012 - 10:30)

    i booked an overnight stay in barcelona specially for the magic fountains, but realise now that the show isnt every night. my kids will be soooo disappointed. We are really going to miss out. Is it really not on every night in summer? we will be there on a monday night.

  33. Music of the Magic Fountains - Kenny Malone (1 May 2012 - 19:45)

    Hi, does anyone know where I can find the list of the music played at the fountains and specifically on April 28th as I want to know the name of a song that was played.

    Thanks for your help, Kenny

  34. want one - Me (2 Feb 2012 - 17:00)

    ...want such in my yard!

  35. it a cool place to be - homework on barcelona (4 Nov 2011 - 11:15)

    it a cool place but i live in the uk

  36. its awesome.... - Dalip Sharma, India (27 Aug 2011 - 11:15)

    i visited Magical fountain on 18/8/2011. when it started i was stunned, it was amaging, awesome, fantabulous, mind boggling......
    i felt like this fountain is alive and everything is done by the fountain itself.

    if you wanted to enjoy more, you should go and stand as close as possible. its beautiful.

    i love magical fountain.

  37. magic fountains - sheena whiteford (27 May 2011 - 11:47)

    we went to visit the fountains last week,we knew they were going to be spectacular but they took my breath away with the beauty of them,have the wow factor,a must see if your anywhere near on holiday,we went from salou and was worth the journey.

  38. critica all' amministrazione di barcellona - Roberto da Mantova (16 May 2011 - 10:45)

    Volevo segnalare che la fiera dell' automobile 2011 impedisce di fruire di questo spettacolo unico .. gli stand impediscono di vedere dal fondo di Piazza Espana e di godere la maestosa di questo 'magico' connubio di luci,acqua e musica ... chiedo se qlcn sà come protestare x il FURTO turistico perpetrato (sab. 14 ci hanno concesso di accedere nella parte alta e solo dietro veementi proteste). E' UNA VERGOGNA INAUDITA ! come se a Roma relegassero il Colosseo a parco fiere ... Roberto da Mn.

  39. Love It - Molly (7 Apr 2011 - 10:00)

    LOve the fountain so colorful and pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. magic fountain - marcelle (23 Nov 2010 - 02:55)

    i will visit barcelona from the 24 to the 28 th can u tell me if the fountains are open yet ?

  41. Magic Fountain - actual magic - Andrew (27 Aug 2010 - 12:15)

    WARNING - the magic of the fountain is -
    a - you see your wallet;
    b - you don't see your wallet.

    The masses visit the attraction when it begins in the evening - the police station next to the fountain is full of victims at the end of the evening. The police have no visible presence!

    Do not take your wallet!

  42. closed? - Andreea (25 Jan 2010 - 15:30)

    Hello, do you know when it opened this year? Hope not next week, that we'll visit Barcelona...

  43. Magic Fountains of Montjuic - Rachel (1 May 2009 - 12:07)

    I would love to see this fountain but I live in the uk and dont have the first idea how to go about it and where it is.

    Commnet bk plz.

    p.s the pictures are lovely and barcelona should be proud to have such a brilliant attraction.

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