One of the most fun evenings I had on my recent holiday to Spain was spent at the bottom of Montjuic to the west of the city where we got to see the “magic” fountain and light show.
When we arrived at our hostel in Barcelona and asked the lovely man at the reception desk if he had any recommendations of things to do while we were there, he told us of a fountain and light show which took place every Friday and Saturday night at 7 (more frequent in summer) at the bottom of the area known as Montjuic. According to the website barcelona-tourist-guide.com:-
“The magic fountain of Montjuïc’s first performance was on May 19, 1929 during the Great Universal Exhibition. The designer Carles Buigas submitted his plans one year before the exhibition and many thought that the project was too ambitious to be created, let alone completed on time.
Over 3000 workers were commissioned to work on the project and less than 1 year later the magic fountain was born.
The magic fountain is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics – if you mix all these elements together in just the right combinations, you end up with pure magic! The magic fountain is a “must see” when you come to Barcelona and highly recommended.”
I completely agree with this and it really is every lomographer’s dream. It is a show that is timed so perfectly and is so well put together that the huge amounts of water appear to be “dancing” to the loud music. We were also lucky to go around Christmastime as some of the music had a Christmas theme – they even played the classic, Jingle Bells at one point. It was a good photo opportunity because of all the different coloured lights and the movement of the water. I would recommend a steady surface, some 800 film and few second exposures to capture a little movement as I have below.
The easiest way to get there would be to take the metro to the Placa d’Espanya and then walk up the Avinguda Maria Cristina. The fountains stand just in front of the National Museum of Art of Catalunya (NMAC) so you really cannot get lost.
You can read more information about the show here – but I recommend that every person to visit Barcelona should see this, and take lots of photos!
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