The Singing Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most extraordinary places in Barcelona. The idea of a unique construction arose more than 80 years ago. Singing fountain located on the mountain with the same name it is able to change its outlines due to light effects, shades and musical accompaniment.
The author of the idea is a talented engineer Carlos Buigas. He carefully thought out every detail of his project: the dimensions of the pool, the number of pumps, the volume of water, color effects, etc.
The essential point of the Montjuic Fountain project is that the engineer calculated the recycling water system for more saving water use.
The plan was brought into life in 1929. The Singing Fountain of Montjuic started working on the opening day of the World Exhibition. Called the masterpiece by Carlos Buigas — “Magical Fountain”, and rightly so.
Singing Fountain of Montjuic is considered to be one of the most attractive sights of the city. It is located at the base of the Montjuic Mountain in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
The Singing Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona was significantly modified for the summer Olympics in 1992, that`s when a musical accompaniment was added to it. Initially, the fountain was managed manually. Form, lighting effects and musical accompaniment for presentation were regulated by personal controlling the work of the fountain. Today, the Montjuic Fountain control system is fully automated.
About the Singing Fountain show in Barcelona
The Singing Fountain of Montjuic raises a host of positive emotions that will never be forgotten. Water streams, as if reviving to the sounds of classical music, show a captivating dance, subtly feeling the change or build-up of the melody. The Barcelona Singing Fountains of Montjuic are composed from a hundred small and medium fountains that form the whole picture. In addition to the works of world classics of Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, the fountain also “dancing” to the modern music that are popular all over the world.
When the evening comes to the city, the area of Montjuic Mountain turns into a real Eden, in which the rising streams of water are illuminated by all the iridescent colors and shades, transforming into a magical picture. To see the Singing Fountains of Montjuic come both travelers and locals. To admire the dance of the Singing Fountain in Barcelona is possible from local restaurants and bars or sitting on the spots of viewing platforms, located on the sides of the Montjuic Fountain.
Annually at the closing of the festival of Catalonia “La Merce” happens an amazing musical pyrotechnic performance with a lot of fireworks, lasers and variety of music.
Useful information about Montjuic Fountain
Where is it?
Barcelona, Pl. Carles Buïgas (Square of Carlos Buigas).
How to get to Singing Fountains of Montjuic?
1) By metro: exit at the España station of the green line L3 and the red line L1;
2) By bus: 165, 157, 109, 55, 56, 57, 37, 27, 13.
The magic spectacle of Singing Fountains of Montjuic you can admire for free.
What is the schedule for the Montjuic Fountain in Barcelona?
— Winter period: October-May, Friday-Saturday: 7p.m-9p.m
— Summer period: May-October, Thursday-Sunday: 9p.m-midnight
The show of Montjuic Fountain lasts half an hour it starts every 30 minutes at the specified time.