Font de Canaletes, Barcelona

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Font de Canaletes is an ornate fountain, crowned by a lamp post, in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Rambla de Canaletes, the upper part of La Rambla, near Plaça de Catalunya. A late 19th century design, it replaced a fountain dating back to the 16th century, next to the Estudis Generals, a no longer existing university introduced in 1714 by Philip V of Spain after the banning and closure of the University of Barcelona. It is a fixture of football fans after Barça football matches since the 1930s.Tradition has that the one who drinks from the Font de Canaletes will come back to Barcelona, as the inscription on the floor suggests. The fountain is named after the northern wall of the city, called Canaletes because of the water pipes that went through it supplying Barcelona's old city.
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  • Its a fountain on Las Ramblas , not sure what else you can say , has the Barca coat of arms on it and a description stating that if you drink from it you will return to Barcelona some day , the water ...  more »
  • Goods after a few steps on the Rambla and at the fountain ( Font de Canaletes ). Only after about 15' I managed to get a photo of the fountain. Because the Asians now released the fountain.
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  • A truly magical experience. You will get damp if you stand too close but well worth it
  • Useful place to fill your water bottles on hot days.
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