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Feel the Magic on Barcelona’s Montjuic Hill

I believe we have determined that I am cheap or, as I prefer to be labeled, frugal. Not to say that I won't kick down serious cash to create a memorable experience, but sometimes free is good too. Really good. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona is a case where "the best things in life are free".

I have seen a fountain before, I've been to the Bellagio in Las Vegas. That counts. But, I haven't seen a Spanish fountain. Or a magic one.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is an impressive display of water acrobatics, colorful light and music ranging from classical to modern hits.

Luckily, this water wizardry was happening a short walk from El Tablao de Carmen where we would be watching a passionate flamenco dance that evening, this would be the perfect pre-dinner appetizer.
Montjuic Fountain in BarcelonaMontjuic Fountain in Barcelona

There were mini fountains on the way to the maxi fountain, an amouse bouche.

They were also a good indication that we were heading the right direction on Avinguda Maria Cristina. So was the lingering crowd of people. 
Montjuic Fountain in Barcelona

The fountain did its dance every couple of minutes, and it was tantalizing. It could have even been magical If I wasn't sandwiched in between hundreds of other tourists.

The crowd was understandable because FREE + MEMORABLE = CROWDS
Montjuic Fountain in Barcelona

Even so, I give two thumbs up for the stunning display of agua at Magic Fountain. Monjuic is a must.
Annette White at Montjuic Fountain Montjuic Fountain in Barcelona

Within the same area there are plenty of other attractions if water works are not your only thing; the Olympic Stadium, Castell de Montjuic, Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya and Palau Nacional.

It would be easy to spend several hours in this area of Montjuic, but we had some Spanish flamenco to see.
Olympic Stadium at Montjuic
 MNAC at MontjuicMontjuic Olympic Stadium

Have you seen the Magic Fountain? What is the most spectacular fountain show you have seen?


  1. I remember sitting on the edge of the fountain and having all the water crash down on me! I love Barca.

  2. Pretty pictures. Who'd have thought that water could be so captivating?

  3. One of my favorite things to do in Barcelona.  Where did those 4 columns come from that they put in front of the fountain?  It ruins the view.  They were not there on my last trip in 2010.

  4. I missed it when I was there, que lastima! But these pics are gorgeous!!!

  5. Amazing Photos! It truly is Magical

  6. Gorgeous!  I'm off to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and didn't know about this – so thanks for the heads up :)

  7. This is one of my favourite places in Barcelona as well! I'm loving these pictures as I was only able to see the fountain at night after a days worth of sight seeing. Looks like you had fun :)

    • The fountain at night is spectacular too. We were lucky enough to get there right before it turned dark, so we got to see it both ways.

  8. All the pictures you shared here is truly a magical..Everyone looks ha fun in this vacation…

  9. Wow, the fountain makes for an even more spectacular setting! As if Barcelona could get any more beautiful.

  10. I feel the same way about street performers, some who actually do perform magic! haha This is free entertainment and I really appreciate those places that make these performers and performances (such as these fountains) a part of the cultural experience. Taking in the sites and sounds of a place are free and rewarding. Experience a place through your senses, it's always free when you look at it this way


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