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True Or False, Magic fountain Not Running Due Water Shortage?

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Q: Is the Magic Fountain closed to save water? I have been told it is closed all year, I am visiting Barcelona in September/October and would like to see it.

A: The number of times I have had to answer this question and variations of it that the answer to this question now warrants its own dedicated page.

The answer is no, the Magic Fountain does not close to save water, even if there is a water shortage.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
Magic Fountain with water during the day

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This is the correct information:

1. The Magic fountain, is operating to its normal operating hours. It has not been closed due to "water shortages".

2. The Magic Fountain does not operate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It only operates on the evenings as follows:

Month Day Time
01 January - 06 January Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20:00 - 21:00
07 January - 28 February Monday - Sunday Closed
01 March - 31 March Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20:00 - 21:00
01 April - 31 May Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21:00 - 22:00
01 June - 30 September Wednesday - Sunday 21:30 - 22:30
01 October - 31 October Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21:00 - 22:00
01 November - 31 December Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20:00 - 21:00

But this has always been the case and nothing to do with "water shortages".

3. Even if there was a water shortage problem in Barcelona it would not have an impact on whether the Magic fountain would operate or not because the Magic fountain uses "Grey Water" which is not drinking water.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
Magic Fountain light show during the evening

4. There are times when the fountain is closed for maintenance however this is not to do with "water shortages" it is only down to the requirement to undertake maintenance. We are not informed of the dates when the fountain is closed for maintenance.


Map showing the location of Magic Fountain of Montjuic

Location of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc to the nearest metro stop.

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Fira Palace Hotel
Evenia Rocafort Hotel
Vilamarí Hotel
BCN Montjuïc Hotel
Ayre Gran Via Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Climent Barcelona
Acta Azul Hotel
Caledonian Hotel
Catalonia Hotel Barcelona
B Hotel Barcelona
Sant Angelo Hotel
Poble Sec Metro
Gran Via Car Park
PLAFER Abanto Car Park
Parc de Joan Miró
Carrer d'Arago, 2
Poble Espanyol
Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc
Telefonica Tower Barcelona
Caixa Forum
Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8
Plaça España
Barcelona Pavilion
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Plaça de Carles Buigas, 1
Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385
España Metro
España Metro
BSM Ciutat del Teatre Car Park
Monterrey Car Park
Fira de Barcelona Car Park
BSM Plaça Navas Car Park
NN Rocafort Car Park
BSM Rius i Taulet Car Park

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