Font de Canaletes, Barcelona

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Font de Canaletes (Spanish: Fuente de Canaletas) 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.


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 (dating from the 14th century), called Canaletes because of the water pipes that went through it supplying Barcelona's old city.
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  • No history what so ever. It’s just a lamppost from the 19th century. Don’t go. Not interesting at all. Rubbish  more »
  • 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 »
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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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