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© Levente Kovacs
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The Magic fountain is a large fountain built in 1929. When the fountain is active, it constantly changes color and shape.
The Font Màgica or Magic fountain was part of a project built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The exhibition took place on Montjuïc, a hill on the eastern end of Barcelona.

Cascades and Fountains
The project, designed by the engineer Carles Buigas consisted of a series of cascades and fountains between the Palau National, the main exhibition center on the Montjuïc, and the Plaça d'Espanya at the foot of the hill. It took one year to complete the project. The most spectacular part was the monumental Magic fountain. It was originally intended to show people what could be achieved with filtered electrical light.

After many years of disuse, the fountain was in a bad state, but it was restored for the 1992 Olympic games, which were held on Montjuïc.

Light Show
During the summer evenings, when the fountain is activated, it attracts hundreds of visitors who watch the approx. 15 minute spectacular display of light, water and music. At the same time, the Palau National is illuminated, providing a beautiful background. The show runs every thirty minutes. The start and end date depend on the time of the year, but the best time to see the fountain is at sunset.


25 responses

  • John Dorosiewicz

    John Dorosiewicz said (10 Nov 2008):

    Great colours and night capture. Well done.


    LAM KHIN THET said (13 Nov 2008):

    This shot had a magical effect. Lovely.

  • Billy Howard

    Billy Howard   gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Magic indeed! Nice shot!

  • Liisa Roberts

    Liisa Roberts gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Love this shot!

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    amazing shot!

  • Notley Hawkins

    Notley Hawkins said (17 Nov 2008):

    great work and post-processing too:)

  • Amy Godwin

    Amy Godwin gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    nice job! lovely!

  • Ryan Nosbush

    Ryan Nosbush gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    that is soo awesome

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    This is beautiful, Levente!

  • Noah

    Noah (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Amazing shot!

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Which camera do you have to capture this ? Great shot !

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    I like the composition, here.

  • Lindsey DeFilippis

    Lindsey DeFilippis (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    this is amazing! so beautiful

  • Camilla Martineli

    Camilla Martineli gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    love it. very mystical!

  • Joel Kiraly

    Joel Kiraly said (2 Dec 2008):


  • kyle 2

    kyle 2 gave props (3 Dec 2008):


  • Kristin Mitchell

    Kristin Mitchell (Deleted) said (5 Dec 2008):

    gorgeous shot

  • john louine

    john louine said (6 Dec 2008):

    this picture is amazing!!

  • Sofiyah Israa

    Sofiyah Israa gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    this is amazing! the light, colours, movement! there;s so much to see :)

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha said (8 Dec 2008):


  • Meredith Mascola

    Meredith Mascola gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    love the soft dreamy feel of this picture. its beautiful

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (1 Feb 2009):

    This is gorgeous. Very nice shot.

  • Ron Schwartz

    Ron Schwartz gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    Nice capture!

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising   gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Dreamlike :) awesome, voted

  • keiron green

    keiron green (Deleted) said (2 Jan 2010):

    Excellent Perspective

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