Temporarily closed

The Magic Fountain is temporarily closed as a measure to save water due to drought.

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 Barcelona International 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 2022

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.

From the 1st of June to the 30th of September:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (on September 21, 22 and 23 there may be changes due to the special shows for the Mercè Festival)
  • The shows start at 9:30 p.m.
  • Show canceled on September 11 due to the acts of the diada of Catalonia.

From the 1st of October to the 10th of October:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • The shows start at: 9:00 p.m.

From the 11th of October to the 21th of December:

  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc will remain closed for maintenance.

From the 22nd of December 2022 to the 31st of March 2023:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., it is possible that the fountain will not work some day before December 31 due to the preparations of the New Year's Eve show.
  • The shows start at 8:00 p.m.

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.

Free event
Zip code
Sants Montjuïc
Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Pl. Carles Buïgas, 1

How to get there

Metro: L1, L3 Espanya
Bus: D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 65, 75, 91, 109, 150, 165 and Tourist Bus (red route, stop Plaça d'Espanya)
FGC: Espanya (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4)


Bonjour, pour la soirée du réveillon, les fontaines seront elles membres du spectacle ? Nous passons un weekend à Barcelone du 31 décembre au 5 janvier 2024 , nous voulions savoir si pour les boîtes, bars etc. il fallait toujours forcément réserver ?

Fri, 08/12/2023 - 21:24
Boudjani Sirine (not verified)

Bonjour Boudjani,

La Fontaine Magique fait toujours partie du spectacle de fin d'année, mais pas cette année en raison des restrictions dues à la sécheresse. Quoi qu’il en soit, ce sera toujours un spectacle très intéressant à voir. Concernant l’autre question, vous pouvez toujours acheter des billets à la billetterie, s’il en reste. Dans les bars, à moins qu'ils n'aient organisé quelque chose de spécial, l'entrée est gratuite.


Sat, 09/12/2023 - 09:37

In reply to by Boudjani Sirine (not verified)

Bonjour, les fontaines sont elles ouvertes fin juillet ? Merci d’avance

Sat, 22/07/2023 - 12:05
Ange (not verified)

Hello Antonella,

Sorry but the Magic Fountains still closed.

Best regards,

Sat, 15/07/2023 - 07:35

In reply to by Antonella (not verified)

Bonjour, cela fait plusieurs semaines que je lis que la fontaine est temporairement fermée. Je me demandais si elle serait rouverte durant la 1ère moitié du mois de mai ou non?
Je vous remercie de votre réponse et de l'attention portée à mon message.
Bonne journée à vous :)

Sat, 22/04/2023 - 17:45
Bruyère (not verified)

Bonjour Bruyère,

Les fontaines de Barcelone, toutes, ne s'allumeront que lorsqu'il pleuvra suffisamment.


Sun, 23/04/2023 - 08:44

In reply to by Bruyère (not verified)


I am planning on visiting the manic fountain today ( 04/04/2023) is the show on tonight or will it be in another time this week


Tue, 04/04/2023 - 18:00
Will Ekin (not verified)

Hello Will,

The Magic Fountains still closed. The openning will depend on the rain.

Best regards,

Wed, 05/04/2023 - 09:15

In reply to by Will Ekin (not verified)

We’re in Barcelona 13,14,15 April ( this weekend) are magic fountains shows open?

Wed, 12/04/2023 - 17:57
Aga (not verified)

In reply to by WeBarcelona

Est ce que la fontaine est ouverte en ce moment ?
Si oui , c'est quoi les horaires svp?

Merci d'avance

Fri, 17/02/2023 - 22:34
Khairy (not verified)

Can you please tell me if the Magic Fountain will work on 11.02.2023?
Thank you for your answer!
Best regards!

Fri, 10/02/2023 - 07:24
Aniela (not verified)

La fontaine fonctionnera t-elle le 16 février 2023? Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.

Sun, 05/02/2023 - 13:50
Darnon (not verified)

Hola, estaré a medidados de Marzo en Barcelona y me gustaría saber si la Fuentes y el show estarán activos.

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 05:06
Afer Reyes (not verified)

I heard that the fountain show is currently suspended due to water-saving considerations. May I know whether it will be resumed by late February or March 2023? I am planning a visit to Barcelona and hence want to time my visit accordingly (if possible).

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 06:19
Christopher (not verified)

Hello. Will there be shows in the begining of February (4th, 5th of February).
Thanks a lot!

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 15:40
Magi (not verified)

Hello Magi,

For the moment we don't know (please read the beginning of this page). What it's sure is that on 5th February there will be no show in any case, because at that time of the yeart there is no show on Sunday.

We wish you a happu new year!

Mon, 02/01/2023 - 10:26

In reply to by Magi (not verified)

Thank you for your response! I have read in the beginig of your page that it will work from
From the 22nd of December 2022 to the 31st of March 2023: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., but I also read somewhere that the fountain does not work from January to March, so I decided to ask you. We will be in Barcelona from the 3rd to the 6th of February, hopefully we will be lucky enough to watch the show because
it is one of our bucket list in Barcelona!

Tue, 03/01/2023 - 05:17
Magi (not verified)

In reply to by Magi (not verified)

Will there be a show on 30 or 31 December 2022 and at what time? Thank you for your response.

Thu, 29/12/2022 - 22:22
Katie (not verified)

Will there be any fountain shows on the 29th and 30th of December 2022 as this is Friday and Saturday when the show is usually scheduled for but some places say it is temporarily closed?

Please let me know
Thank you

Thu, 29/12/2022 - 01:09
Dania Chaudhry (not verified)

Will there be Magic fountain show on saturday 28th January 2023?

Sun, 25/12/2022 - 09:33
zino (not verified)

Hello Zino,

At this moment we don't know because the Magic Fountain is temporarily closed as a measure to save water due to drought.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Mon, 26/12/2022 - 09:00

In reply to by zino (not verified)

Buenas quería saber si hay espectáculo para el día 24 de diciembre del 2022

Sun, 11/12/2022 - 17:45
Eduardo (not verified)

I'm planning to visit Montjuïc on Thu, 5th Jan 2023. But I heard that day is the "Three Kings parade". Then will the fountain show be canceled on that day?
Thanks for all your support.

Sat, 03/12/2022 - 17:13
Tony Ko (not verified)

Hello Tony Ko,

What happens on the day of the Three Kings parade is that the show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is adapted for the occasion.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Sun, 04/12/2022 - 10:21

In reply to by Tony Ko (not verified)

I'm going to visit on Friday, January 20th, 2023, so can I see the Monjuic Fountain Show that day?

Wed, 23/11/2022 - 12:38
BEE (not verified)

I saw on some websites that last year the new year's eve party/ countdown at the fountain was cancelled due to the pandemic.
I was wondering if you know any information about it this year.Will it be held??
Looking forward for your reply,

Sun, 20/11/2022 - 16:50
Asaka (not verified)

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