FAQ. Where is the Canaletes drinking fountain?

FAQ. Where is the fountain La Font de Canaletes in Barcelona?

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

Font de Canaletes Barcelona

La Font de Canaletes is located at the top end of La Ramba street in Barcelona. It 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 very unique in any way. The present Canaletes fountain is from the late 19th century when it replaced an older fountain that dated back to the 16th century. The fountain is named after old 14th century northern wall of the city which was called Canaletes (the old city 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 legend that if you drink the water from the Canaletes fountain then you will always come back to Barcelona. There is even a 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 do not be afraid to drink from the fountain. 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 after Barça football matches. They have done this since the 1930s. 

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Plaza Catalunya
FC Barcelona football club

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:04