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The Magic Fountain

The Magic Fountain was created by Carlos Buigas for the Universal Expo of 1929.

History

When work on the Great Universal Exhibition of 1929 was well under way, the organizers felt that it needed that "something" special to made it a cut above the rest. That was when Carlos Buigas submitted his project for a "colossal, daring and costly piece of work".

On 18 June 1928, before the Executive Committee of the Exhibition, the young engineer presented the 460 maps and 70 large drawings, materializing the dreams that his expertise was capable of bringing to life. The project was so surprising and dazzling that it was even branded as madness by some of those present.

In less than a year, more than 3,000 workers made young Buigas's dream come true, flooding the Great Avenue that was to be the main thoroughfare of the Exhibition with light, water and color.

Buigas's project heralded the discovery of a new art, the art of light. Light would no longer be used only to illuminate the night, but rather to embellish it too. Above all, he discovered that the light should be concentrated so as to avoid larger beams obscuring smaller ones. Buigas conceived an opaque and independent light, one that could be part of the whole without detracting from the immediate effect.

To the delight of all, this project gave birth to the four cascades (and others which were later removed) and the large jet, the Luminous Fountain or the Magic Fountain, as it is now known – the only major works of water, light and color that remain to this day.

Schedule

- Spring - Summer 2013:
From May, 1st ; to September, 30th 2013
From Thursday to Sunday from 21:00 to 23:30h
Choreography starts at 21.00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00h

- Autumn - winter 2013-2014:
From October, 1st 2013 to April, 30th 2014
Friday and Saturday: from 19:00 to 21:00 h.
Choreography starts at 19.00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30 h.
The choreography starts at 19pm, 7:30 p.m., 20h and 20.30.
Christmas Additional Sessions: 25 and December 26, 2013 and January 1, 2014
Additional Session Easter: April 20, 2014

AUTUMN - WINTER SEASON (1/10/13 to 30/04/14)
Even weeks (2nd and 4th week of every month) Odd weeks (1st, 3rd and 5th week of every month)

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Note: The schedule may be subject to change without previous notice

19.00

19.30

90s Remix

Cartoons Soundtrack

20th and 21st century Remix

Antarctica - Vangelis Album

Current hits 1

Disney Remix

Sultans of Swing

Pensar en ti

19.30

20.00

Films Soundtrack

Classical Music 3

Current hits 3

80s songs to remember

Current hits 2

20.00

20.30

Spanish Classical Music

No te olvides de mí

Barcelona

90s Remix

Cartoons Soundtrack

Barcelona

Songs from Catalan Groups

Barcelona

Films Soundtrack 2

Nocturne

Barcelona

20.30

21.00

80s songs to remember

La Ciutat entre 2 blaus

El Cant de la Senyera

Films Soundtrack 2

Apologize Fama

El Cant de la Senyera

Classical Music 1

No te olvides de mí

El Cant de la Senyera

Classical Music 2

La Ciutat entre 2 blaus

El Cant de la Senyera

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