Montjuic by day is quite boring in my opinion. The Palau National is very beautiful and the fundacio Juan Miro is OK, but there is nothing much interesting to do, but.....
You have gót to go to the montjuic by night. The fountains then 'come alive' with colors and music. At first I thought 'What can be interesting about a fountain?' But believe me, it's amazing!! And you have a really nice view over Barcelona as well.
It can get quite buzy so be there early.
The magic fountain is the biggest water display of music, colored lights, and water ballet I have even seen. I first came here 6 years ago while backpacking with a group of friends. While standing and watching the this amazing display of water ballet, I vowed to one day return with my husband. And I did. He enjoyed it just as much as I did. Being there it was truely something magic about it.
There is nothing that can be said that can describe this attraction. But don't leave Barcelona without seeing it. It really is magical.
The people say "A picture's worth a thousand words", therefore, I believe I’ve said a lot with my pictures :)
If you like coreographed water and light shows this is a must see. It can get quite crowded in summer months. But it is entirely free. In September, on the last night of the Festes de la Merce they even include fireworks. The shows usually last from about 15min and takes place every half hour from 9:30pm Thursday to Saturday. The rest of the year it is only on the weekends.
As long as the weather permits- through out the summer the Magic fountain is turned on from 8pm till midnight. The very colourful lights, the music and the shooting of water...just makes everyone want to dance with the music. As often as we accompany guests, friends and relatives we always but always enjoy watching the Magic fountain.
What everyone must remember is this happens to be a popular tourists stop, so, quite so often pickpocketing happens right here at the Magic Fountain. Just try to be with your group and watch for each other and enjoy the music, the colourful lightings and shooting of the water.
Don´t miss this. This fountains sit down the National Palace!Every sunday evening in this place you can see and feel something wonderfull - some small fountains and one mail. In correct time we were here it was in 22h ) start music and water with different colours play in rhythm of music. I would really love to describe you that feeling but I can´t. You must feel this.
When we were here some people were sang, some were danced, some were screamed, some of them were cried. I think that some of them were not know what they did. Very strong feel and whern the show finish you will want to continue and this place you will be fill up and happy.
There are VERY FEW TOILETS. These are situated at the side or rear of the cafe kiosks and GET VERY BUSY - particularly the ladies.
Do not drink a lot beforehand and "go" before you arrive!
If you do need the loo, try walking to the other end of Plaça d'Espanya to one of the hotels.
This was one of the highlights of my stay in Barcelona. These magical, musical, colourful fountains are situated in Placa Espana, with the National Palace as the backdrop. Everything is lit up at night and the fountain show only seems to stop for several minutes before coming back to life again!
These fountains are simply beautiful - especially when it's dark. They will mark your way down Placa d'Espanya with their delicate light. I recommend visiting the square late evening, it's a fantstic experience...
Placa d'Espanya is especially worth visiting late evening. It's getting dark then and people start gathering for the early night fountain show. The main fountain designed by Joseph Maria Jujol starts dancing at about 8 PM and then...
The fountain is situated below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc hill and near the Plaça d'Espanya. The fountain, like most of the surrounding developments, was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
We went to watch the magic fountain show in the evening which lasts for 15 minutes or half an hour along several music. Reminds me of a similar one in Singapore. The water dancing in exploding colours and laser lights.
Don't miss the Magic Fountain! Is a gathering of fountains that start from the Plaza Espana up to Museu National d' Art Catalunya at the top of a hill from where U have a wonderfull view of this spectacle and the city.
The magic fountain has 4,760 lights in total. The blending of light with water leads to an almost infinite number of final colour effects. In total there are 3,620 different water jets in the fountain that can be used in a whole variety of combinations to create wonderful water sculptures and water acrobatics.
...the music starts at 9:30 PM. You can see the beautiful fountain dance to the music, change colours, shapes... The picture is simply fantastic.
At 9:45 PM the second show starts but if you're staying in Costa Brava you'll miss it as you'll have to hury and get your train home :(
By daytime you can enjoy the display of the water and music with the background of the MNAC
(Museum National Art Catalanya), or the city of Barcelona. Our hotel was on Espanya Square, just a few hundred meters away. You can take the Metro L1 (red line) to Espanya station and walk from there.
We sat on the steps of the museum and enjoyed several hours of music and water. Pay attention to the operating hours that I have copied from the offical site. We visited in October so it operates only 2 hours on Friday and Saturday.
The Operating hours -
from 30th April to 30th September:Thursday to Sunday, 9pm – 11:30pm
Musical displays: 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm and 11pm
from 1st October to 30th April: Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm – 9pm
Christmas and Easter: Thursday to Sunday, 7pm – 9pm
Musical displays: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm
Loooads of fountains, all coloured and lit up and enchanting. Go at night - it's unmissable and there's an amazing carnival atmosphere with everybody staring at the fountains in amazement. A true joy :)