Temporarily closed
Type
Shows

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.

Date
-
Ticket
Free event
City
Barcelona
Zip code
08038
Zone
Sants Montjuïc
Address
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)
Sants
FGC: Espanya (S8, S33, R6, R5, S4)

Comments

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
WeBarcelona

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)

Hi,
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)

Hi,
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
WeBarcelona

In reply to by zino (not verified)

Hi
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
WeBarcelona

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)

Hello,
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,
Asaka

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?
Thanks

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?
Thanks

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
WeBarcelona

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)

Hello,

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

Thanks

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
WeBarcelona

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
WeBarcelona

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
WeBarcelona

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)

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