From various points of the city, and particularly from its tallest buildings, we can see the mountain of Montjuīc, the mountain situated between the city and the sea. At its summit is a castle, and at the foot of the abrupt precipice of its southern, seaward face lies the New Cemetery. On its eastern flank there is a garden of tropical and sub-tropical plants.

The castle which crowns the hill of Montjuīc is an old watchtower. At its entrance there are two engraved stones bearing the dates 1679 and 1704. By the road up to the castle there is a winged victory sculpture on a pedestal, which commemorates the aviator Juan Manuel Durán, one of the heroes of the seaplane Plus Ultra which in 1926 made a non-stop Transatlantic flight from Spain to Argentina.

The magic fountain of Montjuīc's first performance was on May 19, 1929 during the Great Universal Exhibition. The designer Carles Buigas submitted his plans one year before the exhibition and many thought that the project was too ambitious to be created, let alone completed on time.
Over 3000 workers were commissioned to work on the project and less than 1 year later the magic fountain was born.
The magic fountain is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics - if you mix all these elements together in just the right combinations, you end up with pure magic! The magic fountain is a "must see" when you come to Barcelona and highly recommended.
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