Font de Canaletes
Font de Canaletes
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The area
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Neighbourhood: La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
How to get there
  • Catalunya • 4 min walk
  • Liceu • 7 min walk

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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The first stop on our Gothic Quarter tour which left from Plaza Catalunya. The rumour is that if you drink from the fountain, you will return. My first time drinking from it, but hey, my 3rd visit to Barcelona. Keen as to come back, I need to see Sagrada Familia completed.
Written 1 April 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Solo
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 four taps dispensing potable water, each above a drain, shaped like a round seat. The central part of the fountain looks like upside down mace.

Nice if you need some water, but otherwise don’t go out of the way to see it. In fact, there are several of these dotted around Barcelona, so nothing special.
Written 15 July 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 11 July 2019
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
No history what so ever. It’s just a lamppost from the 19th century. Don’t go. Not interesting at all. Rubbish
Written 30 December 2019
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK897 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Its a fountain on Las Ramblas , not sure what else you can say , has the Barca coat of arms on it and a description stating that if you drink from it you will return to Barcelona some day , the water is cold and refreshing
Written 22 October 2019
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dsam3
Athens, Greece386 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's nothing special, just a fountain a bit different than all the rest. Since you will definitely walk Las Ramblas if you are in Barcelona, you will fun into this. So why not stop and get a drink at the famous fountain “Font de Canaletes”. Legend has it that if you drink from here, you’ll fall in love with Barcelona and will come back.

In my opinion, even if you don't drink from it, you will fall in love with Barcelona!
I have :-) and I came back (twice more!)
Written 7 October 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,928 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Font de Canaletes is a nice and useful fountain and lamp post in one! Quite artistic in looks and very useful in essence. The origins of the fountain go back to the 19th century. This fountain has been in use since the 1930s and has been used by fans of the Barcelona football team, to gather round and quench their thirst. Apparently there is a news agency close by and the fans would wait for news. In any case there are at least another dozen of these fountain/lamp posts around! They are quite lovely and worth a look in.
Written 22 May 2019
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Michael R
Ramat-Gan, Israel326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I thought it would be more impressive in real life, but it wasn't. Just pass it by on your way to La Rambla
Written 18 May 2018
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
I am glad I saw it because I had heard about it. The ideal time to view it, not necessary for photography but for a buzz, would be after a Barcelona football club win. It is on Las Ramblas and part of the whole experience,
Written 12 May 2018
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Pelias M
Barcelona, Spain848 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
If you're not a FC Barcelona fan you perfectly can skip it, no problem at all. There are several fountains like this.
Written 13 November 2017
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