Magic Fountain of Barcelona

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Updated: 10/15/2019

Plaça Carles Buïgas, 1
08038 Barcelona



The Magic Fountain its in the public thoroughfare, so you can film there with the shooting permit for occupying the public thoroughfare (General Permit or Specific permit). If you need it:

Cultural productions:
Barcelona Film Commission
(+34) 93 454 80 66

(You can also manage the permit by filling the forms in this website)

Commercial productions:
Oficina d'Informació i Tràmits - Guàrdia Urbana
(+34) 93 291 50 30

If you need any modification of the light and music show, we can also manage it through our office.

The Magic Fountain is the main feature of the collection of waterfalls and ponds on Avinguda Maria Cristina, which stretches from the Palau Nacional to Plaça Espanya in Montjuïc. This is a spectacular fountain which is very popular because of its water arrangements, sound and lighting. 2,600 litres of water are pumped through this great fountain per second in three concentric pools which have a water recirculation system.

Through its connection to the groundwater network of Montjuïc Mountain, the Magic Fountain and the three upper waterfalls are supplied with water coming from subsoil level.

It was built for the 1929 World Fair by Carles Buïgas on the site where The Four Columns by Josep Puig i Cadafalch had stood before being demolished in 1928. Using extremely artisanal methods, up to thirty water arrangements could be used with different colours. In the 1980s music was added, and shortly before the 1992 Olympic Games it was completely renovated; despite this, the fountain still has a large part of the original mechanisms.

Days and times:
AUTUMM - WINTER: From 30 October 2013 to 30 March (Both included) 
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm - 9 pm. The shows start at 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 pm.
SPRING - SUMMER 2014: From 31 March to 25 October (Both included) 
Thursday to Sunday, 9 pm - 11:30 pm. The shows start at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11 pm.