Travels With Ted

The Magic Fountain Show, Barcelona

Magic Fountain Show

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.

The Magic Fountain Show

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.

Tips for visiting the Magic Fountain Show in Barcelona with kids. #barcelona #familytravel
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!

Magic Fountain Show
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.

Read lots more about Barcelona:

Click here for Plaça de Catalunya, Mercat de la Boqueria, Las Ramblas.

Click here for the Sagrada Familia, the Magic Fountain show and Park Güell.

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16 thoughts on “The Magic Fountain Show, Barcelona

  1. This looks stunning! I never knew that something like this existed, but if I ever get the chance to visit Barcelona then this will be on my list of things to do!

  2. I do love water shows like this! They are just so colourful as you can see in the photos you took! Sounds like you had an amazing time!

  3. Wow I have never heard about these fountains so will add it to my list. They look so amazing and I bet your little one thoroughly enjoyed it

  4. Wow! So beautiful! I remember the crowds gathering in and wiggling to get a spot towards the top. A perfect way to spend a summer night.

  5. I’ve been to the fountains a few times,each time is par to close encounters, everyone jaw dropped, humbling.Full of awe, beauty and spiritual recharge

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