Font Màgica Barcelona

Pl. Carles Buïgas 1

Metro: Plaça Espanya

Music and Lights Show Schedule
– 1st of May to 30th September: thursday to sunday, 21.00 h to 23.30 h. Every half an hour
– 1st of October to 6th January: friday and saturday, 19.00 h to 21.00 h. Every half an hour
– 7th of January to half February: CLOSED
– 9th of March to 30th April: friday and saturday, 19.00 h to 21.00 h. Every hal an hourMagic fountain Barcelona

The Font Màgica or Magic Fountain of Barcelona was one of the last features built for the International Exposition of 1929, owing to the change of direction taken by the organization of this event with the arrival of the dictatorship of  Primo de Rivera. In 1928 it was decided to use lights to turn the central avenue into an “a fiery ember”, a project commissioned to Carles Buïgas, engineer and chief of the electromechanical installations section of the Exposition. Buïgas thought up a new type of fountain in which the true art is the changing shapes of its jets of water. The project was completed with the cascades and fountains installed in various spots along Av. Maria Cristina. However, the fundamental feature was the monumental fountain situated on a platform erected at the end of the avenue, with the perspective of the National Palace in the background. On the feast of “La Mercè” of Barcelona, 24th September, it becomes the scene of a music and fireworks spectacle.

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