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FAQ - Where is the Canaletes drinking fountain E-mail
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La Font de Canaletes drinking fountain

Where is the fountain in Barcelona with the legend that if you drink the water you will always come back to Barcelona?

Font de Canaletes Barcelona

La Font de Canaletes is a drinking fountain and lamp-post near the top end of La Rambla street on the section called Rambla de Canaletes which is near Plaça de Catalunya.. The fountain itself is not unique in any way and it is from the late 19th century, when the present fountain replaced an older fountain, that dated back to the 16th century. The fountain is named after old 14th century northern wall of the city called Canaletes (the walls do not exist any more) because of the water pipes that went through it to supply the old medieval city of Barcelona with water.The present day La Font de Canaletes fountain is famous for two reasons. The first reason is that there is a saying that if you drink the water from this fountain you will always come back to Barcelona. There is even an small brass plaque in the ground by the Canaletes fountain to warn visitors that if they drink they will come back one day. The water is very safe to drink so try it. It might work!

The second reason that the Canaletes fountain in Barcelona is famous, is because the fans of Barcelona's famous football team FC Barcelona traditionally gather here to celebrate the team's victories. Nowadays it is the city's most popular meeting point, and a fixture of football fans and hooligans after Barça football matches since the 1930s.[1]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 here



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