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La Fontana 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. Nowadays it is the city's most popular meeting point, and 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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  • I didnt drink from it but its supposed to turn back to town if you drink from it. I like the narrow streets around it. so many cafes and small pubs for a beer and for snacks. ıts also good for waiting...  more »
  • So, of course you have to have a drink from it - actually the water is cool and clear, so it's a great place to refill your water bottle! It's a pretty fountain/lamp post. Will we return to Barcelona?...  more »
  • Of course we drank from it. Legend holds that taking a sip will insure your return to Barcelona, something my wife promised me we would do.  more »
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  • The legend tales that if you drink from this water fountain, you will come back to Barcelona. It has happened to me 4 times already; so, I think it really works. This is where the culès celebrate every victory.
  • Beautiful font, don't let to see at night
  • Great walking area for pedestrians. Also some shopping is possible.
  • If you vitit Barcelona. You must take water from this fountain to come back here.
  • OK I drank water from this little fountain. Now, please let me come back to this great city in the near future.