Pavelló Mies van der Rohe
The Pavelló Mies van der Rohe is a work of artful simplicity that is emblematic of the modernist movement. The structure has been the...
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
If you don't visit the MNAC, you should at least admire the view from the plaza out the front.
One of the city’s top summertime dance locations, La Terrrazza attracts squadrons of beautiful people, locals and foreigners alike, for...
Situated in the former throne room of the Palau Nacional, Oleum has soaring ceilings and gorgeous city views. The menu is small but...
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.