Barcelona, Spain - Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
It was in the month of October 2011 as we visited Barcelona on our third week vacation in North Spain.
We stayed 2 days and one night to roomed around the beautiful tourist spots of Barcelona like the Ramblas, Gaudi's architectural works, the Market, shopping centers, Gothic Center, the marine and more amazing places.
Two days is enough to see the tourist attractions, but if you want to go shopping 3, 4 days or even a week is ideal to experience more of Barcelona's night life, spend more time and admire Gaudi's works, beaches, gourmet restaurants and other ineteresting places.
Tip: Arrange your trip so that you can adore the fascinating Magic Fountain Show. Spring and Autumn is not so warm as in Summer and the hotels or apartments are a bit cheaper. Dogs are allowed only in the cage in Tourist Tour Bus, Metro. Public Transportation.. So small dog in a cage is not a problem, for middle or big dog no chance. In Gaudi's park, dog is allowed but in other tourist spots, dogs are prohibited. Some restaurants allow dogs.
Having Benda with us, our dog, we did our private car tour around Barcelona and made a hopping to every private parking areas near the tourist attractions.
We did came back to Barcelona for a day until in the evening to watch the fantastic Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.
The fountain was opened on May 19, 1929 during the great Universal Exhibition. The show is accompanied with the rhythm of music that goes with the water acrobatics. An excellent contrast of colors with the light and music show which fascinates the visitors and can be adored for more hours.
Winter: October to April from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., only on Fridays and Saturdays, show sessions every half hour.
Summer: May to September from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, show sessions every half hour which begins at 9:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Pool dimensions: 50 x 65 m.
Basin diameter. Top: 12. Intermediate: 35 m.
Pool capacity: 3,100,000 liters (Current: 2,950,000 liters)
Number of pumps: 5
Pump output: 4x 265 hp + 1 x 125 hp
Total volume of water in circulation: 2,600 liters per second
Maximum pressure: 5.4 kg/cm2, equivalent to 54 m maximum water height
Number of water jets: 3,620
Number of water arrangements: 29
Number of hydraulic valves: 109
Number of main colors: 8
Different combinations of water-light: C(29.3) + C(29.4) + C(29.5) x CR(8.6) x CR (7.2) >>
Number of electric motors: 134
Output of electric motors: 1,567 hp (1,153 Kw)
Number of lights: 4,760
Illumination power: 1,507 Kw. (Current: 995 Kw)
Sound equipment power: 7,500 w RMS
Approximate length of water pipes: 1.5 Km.
Approximate length of compressed air pipes: 6 Km.
Approximate length of electric cables: 355 Km.
Watching the fantastic colorful fountain show is an unforgetable experience one could feel a free relaxing mind and fullfill your fantasy admiring the contrast of light and color, hear the music and splashing of the fountains as it form several water acrobatics.