Canaletas Fountain of Barcelona
The Fountain of Canaletas (Font de Canaletes in Catalan), located in the initial stretch of La Rambla, is one of the emblematic monuments the city.
Legend has it that anyone who drinks water from The Canaletas Fountain will return to Barcelona. In fact there is an inscription on the fountain saying: "If you drink water from the Fountain of Canaletas you will always be in love with Barcelona, and however far you go, you will always return".
The name 'Canaletas' comes from an old fountain that existed in the sixteenth century. The current fountain dates back to the nineteenth century.
The Canaletas Fountain is also the place where the Catalans(fans of FC Barcelona) celebrate their team's victories. The reason why this is the place of celebration is because in the 1930's, the daily newspaper 'La Rambla' gave the results of the Catalan teams on a blackboard in front of the Canaletas fountain.