I believe we have determined that I am cheap or, as I prefer to be labeled, frugal. Not to say that I won’t kick down serious cash to create a memorable experience, but sometimes free is good too. Really good. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona is a case where “the best things in life are free”.

I have seen a fountain before, I’ve been to the Bellagio in Las Vegas. That counts. But, I haven’t seen a Spanish fountain. Or a magic one.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is an impressive display of water acrobatics, colorful light and music ranging from classical to modern hits.

Luckily, this water wizardry was happening a short walk from El Tablao de Carmen where we would be watching a passionate flamenco dance that evening, this would be the perfect pre-dinner appetizer.

There were mini fountains on the way to the maxi fountain, an amouse bouche.

They were also a good indication that we were heading the right direction on Avinguda Maria Cristina. So was the lingering crowd of people.

The fountain did its dance every couple of minutes, and it was tantalizing. It could have even been magical If I wasn’t sandwiched in between hundreds of other tourists.

The crowd was understandable because FREE + MEMORABLE = CROWDS

Even so, I give two thumbs up for the stunning display of agua at Magic Fountain. Monjuic is a must.

Within the same area there are plenty of other attractions if water works are not your only thing; the Olympic Stadium, Castell de Montjuic, Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya and Palau Nacional.

It would be easy to spend several hours in this area of Montjuic, but we had some Spanish flamenco to see.

Have you seen the Magic Fountain? What is the most spectacular fountain show you have seen?