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Font Màgica and Plaça d'Espanya

A total art work of water, music and colour

Plaça d'Espanya is a central transport hub in Barcelona in front of Montjuïc, Barcelona's home mountain. It is an always flowing roundabout. Plaça d'Espanya itself has stops for the L1, L3 and FGC subways and the huge Las Arenas shopping center, which is housed in a former bullring. A few steps away from Plaça Espanya you will find the Font Màgica, which unfolds its incredible effect especially in the evening.


Suitable Offers:

  • With the Bus Turístic to Plaça d'Espanya
  • Free metro with the Barcelona Card
Highlights

Barcelona Card

  • Free admission to 25 attractions
  • Discounts at more than 70 other museums, leisure activities, cultural venues, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Public transport for free: within the urban area (zone 1) Metro, tram, city bus (TMB), FGC (Catalan railway), RENFE (Spanish railway)
  • Free train, bus 46 and metro L9 from El Prat de Llobregat Airport to the city center and back
  • Accompanying booklet with city map, metro plan and description of facilities with discounts
  • The Barcelona Card is available for 3, 4 or 5 days (72, 96 and 120 hours from first use).
  • For 2 days (48 hours) you can get the Barcelona Card Express.

Bus Turístic Ticket

  • Bus ticket for one or two consecutive days
  • Ticket valid on all three lines (two in winter)
  • You can get on and off at 45 stops and change trains at will
  • Route plan with the stops
  • Audio commentary in English and 15 other languages
  • Each guest receives their own earphones (on the bus)
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Small guide with lots of information (on the bus)
  • Coupons with many discounts (on the bus)
  • Lower deck is wheelchair accessible
Times

The exact times can be found on the notice board on the buses. The buses run every 5-25 minutes, depending on the season and occupancy.

  • Summer: 9:00 to 20:00, winter: 9:00 to 19:00
  • Red and blue line all year, from Monday to Sunday
  • Green line from 01.04. until 01.11.
  • No operation on 1 January and 25 December (2-day tickets, which will be used for the first time on the 24th or 31st of December, will also be valid on the 26th of December or the 2nd of January)
Booking
  • Sie erhalten hier die Barcelona Cards und Tickets für den Bus Turístic zum günstigeren Online-Preis
  • Die Buchung ist kinderleicht: wählen Sie oben rechts das Produkt aus (Barcelona Card, Ticket Bus Turístic) und tragen die gewünschte Anzahl ein
  • Wählen Sie die Versandart (Post oder Voucher per E-Mail)
  • Klicken Sie dann auf "Zum Warenkorb hinzufügen"
  • Here you can purchase the Barcelona Cards and tickets for the bus Turístic at a favourable online price
  • Booking is simple: select the product on the top right (Barcelona Card, Ticket Bus Turístic) and enter the desired number
  • Select the shipping method (post or voucher by e-mail)
  • Then click on "Add to cart"

Free Time Selection and Validity of the Tickets

  • Full flexibility: You can decide yourself when you would like to use the tickets in the respective validity year. Our vouchers and tickets are valid for a full calendar year.
  • From the first use it is valid for the booked amount of calendar days

Shipping of the Tickets and Barcelona Cards

Cancellation
  • Booking without risk: unused Barcelona Cards and Bus Turístic tickets received by post can be returned until January 15 of the following year. We will refund the full amount paid, provided that the Bus Turístic tickets and Barcelona Cards are in a resalable condition.
  • The booking with delivery option e-mail voucher can be canceled up to six weeks after the booking, but no later than 15 January of the following year.
  • No cancellation fees

In the immediate surroundings of Plaça d'Espanya, the Montjuïc is located. To explore it, the Plaça d'Espanya, which was opened on the occasion of the World Fair, is ideal as a starting point. The grandiose staging of the square served as the entrance to the World Exposition. The Palau National is situated in the view axis through the two brick towers, which are based on  St.Mark's tower in Venice. Inside, the Museu National d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is placed there, today.

These towers are the entrance to the fairground and here starts the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. It is appropriate to note that you can also pass without admission during fair operation. The Fair (Fira de Barcelona) is situated on the left hand side of the Plaça d'Espanya.

Font Màgica

After about 300 metres from the towers in the direction of the Palau National d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Plaça de Carles Buïgas appears. This is the Font Màgica, the Magic Fountain. In the daytime rather unspectacular, however, in the evening it is really magical.

The Font Màgica, the magical fountain
 
You can attend a special spectacle. Font Màgica spray fountains in correspondence to the sound of music. Font Màgica are a total work of art, music, water, motion and colour. The plant has a total of 3,000 water jets; about 2,000 litres of water per second are pressed through them.
The water games occupy a surface of 50 * 65 meters; the largest diameter of the water basin is 35 meters. Five pumps ensure that 2,600 litres per second of water run through a total of 1,500 meters of pipelines to the 3,620 jets.
 
The maximum water pressure corresponds to a water column of 54 meters. The fountains are controlled by 134 engines and 109 valves. Together with the lighting system of 8 different colours, it is cared for to put one into the mood.
The music comes from an impressive sound system and 6 km air pipes.
 
It is worthwhile to visit the magical water games of the Font Màgica several times. The games take approximately 15 minutes and are repeated several times in the evening.

Playlist

In total, there are nearly 30 different arrangements. We listed some of the songs played:

  • Antarctica - Vangelis
  • El Cant de la Senyera
  • Sultans of Swing
  • Cançao do Mar
  • Nocturne
  • La ciutat entre dos blaus
  • Apologize
  • Film soundtracks
  • Children music
  • Current hits

The program varies depending on the weekday.


Suitable Offers for Font Màgica

Drive directly to Font Màgica with the Bus Turístic.
Please, enter the desired number of Bus Turístic Tickets and get the online discount.
1-Day Ticket Bus Turístic 2018 Desired quantity
Adults 30.00 € 28.50€
Children 4-12 years 16.00 € 15.20€
Seniors 65+ or disabled with more than 33% of certified handicap 25.00 € 23.75€
2-Days Ticket Bus Turístic 2018
Adults 40.00 € 38.00€
Children 4-12 years 21.00 € 19.50€
Seniors 65+ or disabled with more than 33% of certified handicap 35.00 € 33.25€
Please select the shipping method:
By e-mail (free shipping)
By post (€4.90 shipping and handling costs)


Important information

Address
Plaça Espanya, Plaça de Carles Buïgas
www.bcn.cat/fontmagica

Arrival
Metro: Espanya (L3, L1)
Bus Turístic: Plaça Espanya / CaixaForum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe

Opening times
Show times April 1 until May 31
Friday and Saturday 21:00 and 21:30

June 1 until September 30:
Wednesday to Sunday 21:30 and 22:00

October 1 until October 31:
21:00 and 21:30

November 1 until January 6:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 20:00 and 20:30

Closed for maintenance from January 7 until February 28. No Shows during this time period.

Admission
Open to the public



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