{BarcelonaForKids} Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

During our trip to Barcelona last summer we knew we wanted to do as the Spanish (and Mexicans like me) do. That meant having dinner late at night, taking the kiddos out past their bedtime and letting them roam around freely enjoying all the city life had to offer. I remember my first time in Barcelona when I was a college student and the impression the architectural an overall vibe of the city left in me. Visiting Barcelona with my wonderful husband and my awesome kiddos was nothing short of a dream come true.

Since we had already visited the aquarium and Park Guell and eaten way too many tapas we ventured out in the neighborhood surrounding our hotel. A short walk away was the world famous Placa Espanya and the vivid fountain show showcased at the Fountain of Montjuïc.

Amazing view of Plaza Espanya

Amazing view of Plaza Espanya

Walking on Placa Espanya

Walking on Placa Espanya

Roundabout

Roundabout

A mesmerizing show encompassing all sorts of music from around the world, the Magic Fountain Show is a show worth witnessing. The music, the atmosphere, the gorgeous lights make this show one that should not be missed. I was hesitant to take the boys there since it was late at night but as soon as we got there grumpy sleepy toddlers became smiling happy babes.

The Magic Fountain

The Magic Fountain

Evan was very excited to be there

Evan was very excited to be there

Mr. Independent wanted to get as close as he could

Mr. Independent wanted to get as close as he could

Gorgeous Fountain

Gorgeous Fountain

A happy little boy

A happy little boy

Evan loved running around the park while Josh sat on his stroller contemplating all the lights and action around him. The Placa was full of people from the four corners of the world.

Evan was dancing the night away

Evan was dancing the night away

 

Great music, amazing lights and a superb atmoshphere

Great music, amazing lights and a superb atmoshphere

I wish I had been able to capture this incredible show in a better way!

I wish I had been able to capture this incredible show in a better way!

Evan running around

Evan running around

Light show

Light show

So many different colors

So many different colors

Someone has dancing the night away

Someone has dancing the night away

Cool from any angle

Cool from any angle

Joshua loved the music

Joshua loved the music

Evan was very impressed by the street vents

Evan was very impressed by the street ventsA

After a long day roaming around two sleepy boys were ready to go home. The Magic Fountain is a place to be seen and I would recommend anyone visiting Barcelona to add it to their to do list. After all, it will be later at night, after the sun has set and the tapas have been consumed once again.

Let's fly!

Let’s fly!

Or not....

Or not….

This hotel has an observation deck from where you can see the whole street

This hotel has an observation deck from where you can see the whole street

Tips

  • Come after you’ve had dinner. There are some convenience shops that sell drinks but there isn’t any substantial food.
  • Bring the kids, they will love it.The shows during the summer start at 9:00 pm and go on until 11:30 pm. If you are willing to carry sleepy kids back to your hotel, just do it. It is tons of fun.
  • If you want to sit right by the fountain or on the steps of the Placa it is recommended that you arrive a few minutes before the show. To be honest we moved around and were able to enjoy the show from every angle.
  • Check out the city website before you visit so you have the most current showtimes.

 

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
From the Palau Nacional to Plaça Espanya in Montjuïc

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4 thoughts on “{BarcelonaForKids} Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

  1. This is truly one of the best sights for tourists in BCN and it’s free! I’d like to double your suggestion to check the site of la Font as some evenings are “themed tributes” and will feature music along the theme. Of course, it’s also fun to try to guess what the programmers were going for too. Tip from a local: take bread, chorizo, cheese, sangria and cups to maximize your fun!

    • Excellent local tip! I will have to bring a bag full of food next time I go there. I miss Spanish food so much!!! I wish we had been able to see a themed tribute. When we visited they just had star wars music but I think it was the regular show.

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