The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc


The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, created by the architect, engineer and lighting technician Carles Buigas, is the main element of a series of cascades and fountains which extends from the museum MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalunya) to the Plaza Espanya. It is called magical because of its water, light and music show.

It was built in 1929 for the World Exhibition as a water and light show and in the 80s, the music was incorporated. From this source flow 2600 liters per second in a circulatory system, which will, if necessary, be fed by the water that comes from the ground water reservoir of the Montjuïc hill.

Days and hours of The Magic Fountains of Montjuïc in 2020

From the 7th of January to the 4th of March there is no show due to annual maintenance tasks.

From the 5th of March to the 31st of March:
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The shows start at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

From the 1st of April to the 31st of May:
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The shows start at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m..

From the 1st of June to the 30thSeptember (except September 21, 22 and 23 for the special shows for the Mercè Festival):
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m..
The shows start at 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

From the 1st of October to the 31st of October:
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The shows start at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

From the 1st of November to the 5th of January:
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..
The shows start at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 28, no light and color show for the preparations for the New Year's Eve show.
December 31: special operating day from 9:30 p.m.
The schedule of January 5 may vary (to be determined)

Christmas and the Magic Fountain

As is traditional during Christmas, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, program specific choreographies with Christmas music, which are combined with the usual operation of the fountain. In addition, the space around the fountain on December 31 offers the New Year's Eve show and, on January 5, a special program on the occasion of the Three Kings parade.


Helen Taylor's picture
Helen Taylor

Hi, we're coming to Barcelona for our 10th wedding anniversary on 14th February weekend. Will there be any shows?

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Helen,

We are sorry but the Magic Fountain is not working until March due to the technical stop.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Sky 's picture

I’m coming to Barcelona in February and would like to know if the fountain show will be on the 19th am
And 22feb. Does the fountain work without the music show during this time. I had to ask to make plans to visit.

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Sky,

Normally from  the beginning of January to the end of February the fountain remains closed for maintenance, so it is not working without light and music. In the next days we will update the hours and days, so we invite you to consult the page in around one week.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Aleyna Singh's picture
Aleyna Singh

Hello. Will there be shows on 27th and 28th Dec? Or will it closed for new year prep?

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Aleyna,

There will be show on 27th December but on 28th no light and colour show for the reason you mention.

Best wishes,

Madeleine Holt's picture
Madeleine Holt

Hello. Will there be any fountain shows on 29, 30th, or 31st March?

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Madeleine,

The schedule of the Magic Fountain for the 2020 is not known yet, but usually there are not big changes. In the month of March, the Magic Fountain works Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, so in the days you mention probably there will be no show,

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Linsey Simmons's picture
Linsey Simmons

We are visiting Barcelona on a cruise on Tuesday 6th of August 2019, we would like to see the magic fountain.
I realise the sound and light show won’t be operating on that day, is it still worth going to see the fountain?

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Linsey,

You are right, the Magic Fountains are not operating on Tuesday. The area is also a tourist attraction, so it deserve a visit, but if you are visiting the city for a few hours you have to choose what do you prefer. Montjuïc is an open area, with parcs, Museums... sport installations. Around the Magic Fountain you can visit (MNAC museum or CaixaForum) and also, in Plaza Espanya there is a shopping center called Arenas de Barcelona, which has a viewpoint. From there and also from the MNAC you can have nice views of the city.

We hope you have a nice stay in Barcelona!

Zuhair's picture

Will there be Magic fountain show on thursday 20th December 2018?

WeBarcelona's picture

Hello Zuhair,

From the 1st of November to the 6th of January the Magic Fountains are working on Thursday. No news about cancellation.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Dean Walton's picture
Dean Walton


Will the Magic Fountain have Christmas shows scheduled for the 25 & 26 December 2016?
Your website is giving dates as 2013,


WeBarcelona's picture

Dear Dean,
Thank you for your comment. In fact, despite you could read 2103 the information was of the 2015. Now is updated.
Concerning to your question, for the moment there is no information about special sessions on the 25th and 26th. We will publish it as soon as we know it.
Best wishes from Barcelona,

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