Barcelona’s “Magic Fountain!” Spain’s Magical City At Night!

Barcelona Spain skyline

Welcome To Barcelona!

As you know, Barcelona is Spain’s gorgeous city sitting on the Spanish Mediterranean. It is a vibrant city, full of life, with ncredible food like these Iberico hams hanging in the Boqueria – their famous food market:

Hanging iberico ham barcelona

More on this in a moment, but this city found many unique ways to celebrate their love of food – by turning it into art! You can wander down to Barcelona’s waterfront and see many examples of the seafood that is part of this city:

Barcelona waterfront art

Yes, that is one large shrimp – but it sure looks happy! This kind of whimsy is found all over the city. In fact, we stayed at a hotel that had a fish on top of the entrance – what a beautiful piece of art!

Barcelona fish art

We had a great time eating our way through Barcelona – and I have links of those adventures later in the post…

barcelona from tram

But first, let’s spend some time in Barcelona at night – when the city lights up and rains down on us…

Barcelona night

The city takes on a unique look when the monuments begin to stand out against the dusk…

Barcelona night statue

The “Magic” Fountain!

One night we wandered toward Parc Montjuic – because we heard there was a fountain – a “magic” fountain, and we had to find it after dark…

Barcelona Magic fountain

It’s in the shadow of a beautiful series of pillars in the park:

Barcelona night time fountain

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is situated below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc hill and near the Plaça d’Espanya. The fountain was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

Barcelona Magic Fountain entrance

It’s always a bit more difficult to find things after dark, but we wandered a lively street scene until we came across thousands of people wandering around as well – waiting patiently for this to begin:

Barcelona's famous Magic Fountain

As you can see, this beautifully lit fountain sits at the base of a beautiful park and lit columns – and every hour, there is a magical show to observe…

Barcelona magic fountain

Here is a clip of the fountain in all its glory:

John Rieber Barcelona Magic fountain

As you can see, this fountain spews a lot of water – and the closer you get, the more you get wet! This shot made it look like the fountain was very close to the moon:

Magic fountain and moon image

We were not the only ones getting drenched – thousands of people moved in to capture the performance and get pictures, and then quickly get out of water range…

Barcelona fountain

After watching the performance for almost a half hour, we were wet! We jumped in a cab and passed Barcelona’s soccer stadium – a blurry shot but in keeping with the magic of the night:

Barcelona Stadium

This was just one part of our incredible Spain adventure…if you missed any of those stories, here is a look at what we did in Barcelona AND the Costa Brava:

Barcelona food market

Check out the incredible Boqueria, Barcelona’s world famous food market…you can click on that story here:

If that makes you hungry, then come along with us for some Tapas!

Cal Pep Barcelona tapas

Here we are outside the world famous Cal Pep restaurant. You can see our entire menu by clicking here:

Many consider Cal Pep the best tapas restaurant in Barcelona – but the great Chefs at Passadis del Pep may disagree!

Passadis del Pep Barcelona restaurant

You can read about our food adventure at Passadis by clicking here:

And of course, you can see all of our Barcelona trip by jumping on one of their high flying aerial trams!

Barcelona tourist sights

Get the entire journey, with some fun aerial videos, by clicking here:

Alex Duda Spain phone calls

And of course, you can read all about our adventure on the Costa Brava, especially as we searched for Salvador Dali’s house! Click here for that misadventure:

At the end of the day, it was one of our favorite adventures ever, thanks Spain!

John Rieber Alex Duda Spain Salvador Dali

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And thanks to Barcelona for such an amazing architectural adventure!

unique barcelona skyline

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