Font de Canaletes

Landmark in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

The section of La Rambla north of Plaça de Catalunya is named after the Font de Canaletes, an inconspicuous turn-of-the-20th-century drinking fountain, the water of which supposedly emerges from what were once known as the springs of Canaletes. It used to be said that a proper barcelonin was one who 'drank the waters of Les Canaletes'.

Nowadays, people claim that anyone who drinks from the fountain will return to Barcelona, which is not such a bad prospect. Delirious football fans gather here to celebrate whenever the main home side, FC Barcelona, wins a cup or the league premiership.