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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  • The Font de Canaletes is a fountain near the northern end of La Rambla, about 50 metres to the south of Placa de Catalunya. Not sure why this is on Tripadvisor as this is just a fountain. There are fo...  more »
  • This is kind of cool, but nothing really special. It's a nice fountain with a unique design, but not worth going out of your way for it.  more »
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  • Thus was very nice to examine. Our tour guide had some good stories about the history behind it.
  • Great people watching location...lots of street vendors
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