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Parc de Montjuïc

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Font Màgica

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Font Màgica - Parc de Montjuïc. Copyright Turisme de Barcelona. Just a spacer

Barcelona's biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona's most popular attractions and is where the 'Piromusical' is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.



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Overview



The Parc de Montjuïc is located in the Sants neighbourhood and it occupies a vast swathe of the imposing hill overlooking the port, offering a plethora of green areas and gardens, museums and cultural attractions, sports facilities and Olympic sites. Montjuïc speaks to us about the history and life of a hill that has helped define Barcelona's personality.

Montjuïc Hill has borne witness to, and been the focus of key events that have shaped its personality. The first such event was the 1929 International Exhibition held in Barcelona which fostered the development of the zone. More recently, the 1992 Olympic Games brought about major renewal.

Montjuïc is also home to museums, such as the Fundació Miró, the Museu d'Arqueologia, the Museu Etnològic and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, MNAC. The latter, which is housed in the Palau Nacional, the centrepiece of the 1929 exhibition, invites us to discover 1,000 years of Catalan art. The Pavelló Mies van der Rohe, which was the German pavilion at the event, is a superb example of Bauhaus architecture. The former Casaramona textile factory, a modernista landmark by Puig i Cadafalch, is now home to Caixafòrum, a cultural centre which hosts temporary exhibitions. The Magic Fountain and the Poble Espanyol, with its "artisans' village", are other places of interest in Barcelona which are a must-see.

The Olympic Ring, the main site of the Olympic Games, features the stadium, the Estadi Lluís Companys, Arata Izosaki's sports palace, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the telecommunications tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. Nearby, the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch and the Botanical Gardens are also unmissable sights as you explore the Parc de Montjuïc.

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