The Magic Fountain Show has water from the fountain dancing to music. From the opening song Ted (age 3) was captivated. The show lasted for an hour but most people left after the opening couple of numbers. We had more staying power and took advantage of the thinning crowds to move into a better spot. Catching the Magic Fountain Show is something I would recommend to everyone who visits Barcelona. If you’re visiting with children (or even if you’re not) you might be interested in a few tips.
Planning Your Visit to The Magic Fountain Show
1. Check Times
Show times vary depending on time of year so make sure you check before you go. The shows start at 9.30pm in the summer months and as early as 8pm in the winter. Make sure you get there early. The best spots will be taken an hour before the start. You can check the times here.
2. How to get There
If you are getting around Barcelona by public transport you should head to Plaça d’Espanya. Plaça d’Espanya is an incredible looking place. The view from Arenas de Barcelona up to The Magic Fountain in one of the best in the city.
3. Where to Go
From Plaça d’Espanya walk up Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. The Magic Fountain Show can be found takes place at the fountains in front of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. You can reach the fountains using the escalators or steps on either side of the avenue.
4. Where to Sit
If you get there early enough you can snag a seat. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other fantastic spots if you arrive too late. The edge of the fountain also fills up but most people move from here when they realise they will get wet. There are other walls to sit on and the ground is fine as the crowds move and thin out once the show starts. Whatever spot you pick be prepared to be there a while. Bring snacks!
5. What to Wear
Firstly, make sure to wear warm enough clothes even if you’re visiting in summer as you’ll be sitting around for a long time. The second and most important tip on what to wear is wear something waterproof. When the fountains get going they kick out a lot of spray and everything gets damp.
What to Expect from The Magic Fountain Show
The Magic Fountain Show is an incredible choreographed show in which the water dances to music and lights.
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