The Font Màgica, or Magic Fountain, is the main feature of a complex of fountains, cascades and pools on Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, the street running from the Palau Nacional to Plaça d'Espanya in Montjuïc.
The Magic Fountain was built by Carles Buigas for the International Expo in 1929, on the site where Josep Puig i Cadafalch's Four Columns had stood before being demolished in 1928. They were later rebuilt in 2010.
The spectacular Magic Fountain is very popular, and is best known for its sound-and-light shows. Around 2,600 litres of water a second flow through the fountain's three concentric pools, driven by a water-recycling system.
In recent years, the traditional lighting has been progressively replaced with LED technology, due to its low consumption and the coloured lighting it offers. The Magic Fountain has also been using groundwater since 2010.
Discover some of the Magic Fountain’s choreographies
Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on hits from the 1980s.
Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on soundtracks from cartoons and animated films.
Spanish classical music
Snippet of the Magic Fountain choreography based on pieces of Spanish classical music.