Designed in 1929 for the Universal Exhibition, the Font Màgica (magic fountain) is a must-see in Barcelona. It was intended to show what could be achieved with filtered electrical light. After many years of disuse, the fountain was restored for the 1992 Olympic Games.
Over 3000 workers were commissioned to work on the project and less than 1 year later the magic fountain was born.
The project, designed by the engineer Carles Buigas consisted of a series of cascades and fountains between the Palau National, the main exhibition center on the Montjuïc, and the Plaça d'Espanya at the foot of the hill.