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)


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)

Planning to visit Barcelona on 3 -6 November. According to information I found that Magic Fountain of Montjuïc will be closed for maintenance, can you please confirm if that's true?

Sat, 15/10/2022 - 17:31
Nicole (not verified)

Plannng to visit Barcelona on 26 and 27 Oct. As per the info it states that Magic Fountain of Montjuïc will be closed for maintenance, can you please confirm if that's true or should I still try once I'm there?

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 09:55
Abhishek (not verified)

Would there be the fountain show on Sunday the 10th of OCtober 2022?

Sat, 01/10/2022 - 19:04
Konrad (not verified)

These is so much conflicting info on line, can you please confirm fountain show time for Sept 2022 and price please. Thank you.

Sat, 20/08/2022 - 20:02
Jan (not verified)

Hello Jan,

In September the schedule is the one mentioned above on this page: 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 show of the Montjuïc Magic Fountain is free.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Sun, 21/08/2022 - 08:54

In reply to by Jan (not verified)

Hello, does fountain has show on new year eve? And on what time?

Thu, 30/12/2021 - 23:14
Natallia linda (not verified)


We will be in Barcelona from 8th to 19th October. Will the fountain show restart? Any news about the "re-opening" date?


Tue, 21/09/2021 - 08:37
Margot SOULIER (not verified)

Will the Fontain light show be on 24-26th June 2021?
Thank you

Sat, 19/06/2021 - 18:22
Stacey (not verified)

Hello Stacey,

There is no light and music shows for the moment. The re-opening date is unknown and the days you mention probably it will be closed.

Best regards,

Mon, 21/06/2021 - 08:48

In reply to by Stacey (not verified)

Hello... We'd like to know if it's possible to see the fabolous show between 27 and 30 august 2020!thank you

Mon, 24/08/2020 - 12:39
Ramona CIURDEA (not verified)

Hello Ramona,

The show is suspended for the moment and no information about when they are starting again, but what is sure on the dates you are asking for, there will be not any show.

Best regards,


Mon, 24/08/2020 - 12:46

In reply to by Ramona CIURDEA (not verified)

Hi, when will the magic fountain be re opening I am visiting Barcelona on the 28th of august and was wondering will it be re open by then as I was looking forward to seeing the show

Thu, 23/07/2020 - 01:10
Faye (not verified)

Hello Kaye,

It's impossible to know it because it depends on the situation. Think that the shows stopped on 12th March and the show it has not been launched at any time, even in the de-escalation phases. We will be attentive to inform of the changes.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 10:05

In reply to by Faye (not verified)

Hi !Me and my family we are now in Barcelona and we want to visit the Magic Fontain ,but we cannot understand is it open or no now?

Sun, 19/07/2020 - 18:29
Silvia (not verified)

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

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:34
Helen Taylor (not verified)

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.

Tue, 31/12/2019 - 21:25
Sky (not verified)

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,

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 18:10

In reply to by Sky (not verified)

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

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 23:22
Aleyna Singh (not verified)

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

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 14:03
Madeleine Holt (not verified)

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,

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 09:09

In reply to by Madeleine Holt (not verified)

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?

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 02:08
Linsey Simmons (not verified)

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!

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 09:59

In reply to by Linsey Simmons (not verified)

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

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 00:59
Zuhair (not verified)

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,

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 17:30

In reply to by Zuhair (not verified)


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


Sun, 09/10/2016 - 22:22
Dean Walton (not verified)

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,

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:30

In reply to by Dean Walton (not verified)

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