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. 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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  • Among the people who walks can go unnoticed. It is pretty as a symbol of the city and as a relic of an era but no longer a normalita source
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  • In Barcelona there are externally not very visible, and it is not the largest in size object, which, IMHO, is simply required to visit/inspection. And drinking! I mean La Font de Canaletes fountain-lantern, located at the start of the Las Ramblas from Plaza Catalunya. The very word "canaletes" relates us in mossy XIV century and Will hint at the same water channels through which drinking water with Ridge Kolserolla was received in Barcelona. Being our eyes now light-drinking bowl was set in the late 19th century and is a cast-iron symbiosis with four bronze fountain spouts-cranes with the image of Barcelona's coat of arms above each, and chetyrjohfonarnym same lamp unruly Catalan sky. According to the legend, "qui beu de canaletes, torna a la ciutat" ("who drinks water from the kanaleta-back in the city"). I do dare to quench your thirst with a cool Barcelona water ...
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  • The current source, as we know it today day dates back to 1890. It is located at the top of La Rambla, near the Plaça Catalunya. It is a monument of iron compound from four suppliers on which stands the coat of arms of Barcelona culminating in its upper part a lamppost of four arms. It is a symbol and meeting point in the city, also says the tradition that who drink water from the source, not only falls for Barcelona but that will again come.
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  • This famous road is hardly quiet. Beware of pickpocket here.
  • Do not miss this wonderful meeting place, drink from the fountain to return.....a wonderful walk along Las Ramblas.
  • At the entrance of La Rambla. Popular meeting point. One of the symbol of Barcelona. You can drink fresh water. Says "If you drink from this water fountain you will come back to Barcelona.
  • Beautiful place to visit in Barcelona, especially around sunset.
  • The legend tells 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.
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