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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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