GRATIS IN BARCELONA!… Fuente de canaletas

Fuente de canaletas by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

Fuente de canaletas by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

The “Fuente de Canaletas”, located where the Las Ramblas joins with Plaça Catalunya, is one of the most emblematic points of Barcelona. This fountain was built in the nineteenth century to replace the previous one that was just a simple water channel, “canaleta” in the Spanish tongue. This “canaleta” gave not only the actual name of the fountain but also to the upper part of Las Ramblas: “La Rambla de Canaletas”.

This “Fuente de Canaletas” is famous for two reasons:

The legend says that one that drinks water from this fountain always will keep in love with Barcelona and, although you might go away, you will return to Barcelona some day. It might not be just a legend, it might be true. And there is no other way to prove it then trying, after all, what is there to lose?

The second reason for its fame is that the Font de Canaletas is the meeting point to celebrate the –numerous- victories of Football Club Barcelona, or Barça as the locals call it. This habit first was seen in 1930, when the fans of Barça went to the ‘Sports Daily newspaper just in front of the “Fuente de Canaletas” to check the results of the matches.

Free entrance: Everyday
Location: Las Ramblas 131, Barcelona (view map)
Metro: L3 (Plaça Catalunya)


About bedandbreakfastinbarcelona

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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