7 Best Viewing Spots For The Magic Fountain Of Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

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Shivani
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Montjuïc is a famous hill in Barcelona that has been acting as the city’s natural guard against invaders since time immemorial. Fast-forward to today, it is one of the most visited tourist places in the city. There are a number of things to see and do in Montjuïc. From cable car ride to the Montjuïc Castle, there are a plethora of places you need to be at for capturing the beauty of Barcelona in all its glory. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is one of the most visited attractions with around 2.5 million visitors every year. It is an area of immense beauty with a lot of viewing spots. To help you click those perfect postcard pictures of your visit, we have listed below some of the best viewing spots for the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. So go ahead and have a magical visit.

1. Steps of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user patano used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Located in Barcelona, Spain, this is the National Art Museum of Catalonia. It is a huge museum with a great collection of art and paintings. It exhibits the history of Catalan art through the ages. It boasts of housing the best collection of Romanesque mural paintings in the world. Audio guides are available for an informative tour of the place. It was constructed in 1927 and opened its doors for the visitors in 1934. The view of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc from its steps is just amazing and you are bound to be left spellbound.

Steps of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuic, Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Steps of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm (closed on Mon)

2. Oleum (restaurant at MNAC)

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Oleum is a restaurant that is located in Palau Nacional or the National Palace. It is located in what was earlier the throne room. It is currently maintained by Vilaplana and offers Mediterranean food made from high-quality ingredients. The menu is small but is updated regularly. It resides inside Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The views of Magic Fountain of Montjuïc from this place are simply breathtaking. It is spread over an area of 230 sqm (2475.7 sq ft) and has a capacity of seating 100 people.

Oleum (Restaurant at MNAC)

Address: Palau Nacional, Parc De Montjuic, S/n | Museu Nacional D'Art De Catalunya, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Oleum

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12:30pm - 4pm; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 45 USD

3. Pedestrian bridge near Plaza de España

Plaza de España (Sevilla)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Carlos Delgado used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Plaza de España, also known as the Spain Square has been into existence since 1928 and is one of the most beautiful plazas Spain has to offer. It is a huge place that was designed by Caidon Fox. There are a number of bridges connecting this plaza to the buildings encircling it. The plaza is a convergence of the modern setting of town Ronda and the ancient city of the Moors. The views of the gorge, the curved shape of bridges and the 48 benches depicting different provinces of Spain from this place are simply stunning. The view of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc from this spot is a treat to the eyes.

Pedestrian Bridge near Plaza de España

Address: Avenida de Isabel la Catolica, 41004 Seville, Spain

Opening hours: 24/7

Price: Free

4. The Clock: eighth floor terrace of Hotel Catalonia Plaza

Clock of the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza on the Plaza España in Barcelona Spain
Source: Photo by Flickr user Arjan Richter used under CC BY 2.0

Hotel Catalonia is a four-star hotel located in Plaza de Espana. Located on its eighth floor is a private terrace called the Clock. It is named after the iconic clock located at the front of the hotel. The view of Barcelona from this terrace is beautiful and second to none. Spread over two levels, it has a swimming pool and all things required have a good time like designer furniture, a wide variety of food options and a great choice of drinks and cocktails. You can see the beauty of the magic fountain from this spot.

The Clock

Address: Plaça Espanya, 6 - 8, 08014 Barcelona

Website: The Clock

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

5. Rooftop terrace of Las Arenas Shopping Centre

Inside Metropolitan Las Arenas
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user John Seb Barber used under CC BY 2.0

Las Arenas stands tall across Plaça d’Espanya. It was originally a bull-fighting arena that has now been converted to a shopping complex housing a large number of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The panoramic view from the rooftop of this building is simply majestic. This building is a piece of architecture and is spread across six floors. The rooftop terrace is the viewpoint for the magic fountain and it also has various bars and restaurants.

Rooftop terrace of Las Arenas Shopping Centre

Address: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes 373, Barcelona

Website: Rooftop terrace of Las Arenas Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am – 1pm; Fri - Sun: 10am - 3pm

Price: Free

6. Four pillars near the magic fountain

Quatre Columnes Barcelona
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Constructed in the year 1919 by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the Four Columns symbolize the four stripes of Catalan banner. They were demolished in the year 1928 during the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera. But a replica of the columns was built again in 2010 after years of campaigning by Catalanist civic bodies. The new columns were erected just behind the Magic Fountain of Montjuic as the fountain itself had occupied the original site of these pillars. These columns now provide a perfect view of the area and also add to its beauty.

The Four Columns

Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 7-11, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Opening hours: 24/7

Price: Free

7. Fence in front of the magic fountain

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Nicholas Gemini used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Constructed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exposition, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is designed by Carles Buïgas, a Catalan architect and engineer. This fountain was constructed on the site where the Four Pillars of Josep Puig i Cadafalch were standing tall earlier. The fountain has light and sound incorporated as well now and is a great attraction for all the tourists. The fence in front of these magical fountains provides some of the best views of the region and the fountain itself. It is a great spot for clicking pictures.

Fence in front of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Opening hours: 24/7

Price: Free

Don’t miss these best viewing spots

The Magic Fountain
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The view of Barcelona from near the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc are simply mesmerizing. Be it the steps of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya or the Oleum; the Four Pillars of the magic fountain or the rooftop terrace of Las Arenas Shopping Centre, these chosen spots are perfect for the views and clicks that are bound to remain with you for a lifetime.

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Shivani is a marketer by profession and a writer by passion. She is a founding member at MeeHappy Wellness, an employee wellness initiative in India. Shivani has had the fortune of working in...Read more

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