Pavelló Mies van der Rohe
The Pavelló Mies van der Rohe is not only a work of breathtaking beauty and simplicity, it is a highly influential building emblematic...
The Caixa building society prides itself on its involvement in (and ownership of) art, in particular all that is contemporary. Its...
Mirador del Palau Nacional
A classic dance place inside the fantasy land of Poble Espanyol. The main dance floor, with the latest in lighting effects and video...
A restaurant with good views in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina · interesting places nearby
Font Màgica information
A huge fountain that crowns the long sweep of the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina to the grand facade of the Palau Nacional, Font Màgica is a unique performance in which the water can look like seething fireworks or a mystical cauldron of colour.
It is wonderful that an idea that was cooked up for the 1929 World Exposition has, since the 1992 Olympics, again become a magnet. With a flourish, the ‘Magic Fountain’ erupts into a feast of musical, backlit aquatic life. On hot summer evenings especially, this 15-minute spectacle (repeated several times throughout the evening) mesmerises onlookers. On the last evening of the Festes de la Mercè in September, a particularly spectacular display includes fireworks.