Fountains in Barcelona

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Fountains in Barcelona

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  • Rebecca T
    Attleborough, UK80 contributions
    We just loved the Magic Fountain, it certainly attracts a crowd but there is plenty of room for everyone with a great view of the fountain 'performing' to various pieces of music both modern and classic.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • ldgp14
    Walsall, UK2,545 contributions
    Cascada Monumental is definitely worth a visit on your trip to Barcelona situated in a nice park which is relatively quiet. It is a brilliant place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre which is only a 15-20 min walk away.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    This water trough and wall mural caught my eye one day. It’s on a corner off Las Ramblas on Portaferrissa St but it is easy to miss. Whilst you wouldn't traipse out of your way to see it, it's an interesting diversion if you are close by or if you are at the Boqueria Market.
    From the 14th century, water was piped from Montjuïc and Collserola to fountains that were built within the city walls. There are still a few of these old fountains throughout the city. Even though this one is more than 400 years old and was built in 1604, it’s still one of the newer ones.
    The Portaferrisa Fountain is named after the fact that it stood closest to the Porta Ferica gateway which was a part of the 13th century city walls.
    I was surprised to find out later that the mural is nowhere near near as old as I first thought. In fact the mural was only put there in 1959. Nevertheless, the colourful tiles are like a page out of a picture-book history of the city. It shows a lively scene of 17th century people going about their daily routines and recreates what this part of the city would have looked like when its old city walls still stood. A sentry stands guard with his gun at the gateway and a woman passes under the arch with a basket carried on her head. Market stalls are set up right outside the wall and sell plants, cloths, pots & pans and vegetables while a fellow brings a load of timber into the city on the back of his donkey.
    The water seems fresh so you can still fill up your water bottle. Someone had a drink while we were stopped by.
    GETTING THERE: It’s on Calle Portaferrissa, only a couple of minutes from La Boqueria Market, but on the opposite side of Las Ramblas.
    Written August 23, 2020
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  • KiwiKerry53
    Wellington, New Zealand4,401 contributions
    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 April 1, 2020
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,375 contributions
    Very cute little square with some charm, especially the fountain in the centre of it. Worth stopping by for a few minutes.
    Written July 11, 2019
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,236 contributions
    I kind of took up the challenge to find as many fountains as possible. Many were very plain but some like Canaletes and portaferrissa have character and great design. This is another fountain. Also it is just off Porta de l'Angel and the major shopping in the Gothic Quarter. Again it takes no time to visit and it is a great piece of cultural artwork for the city.
    Written July 24, 2017
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  • adalbert3
    Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
    If you walk up and down Paseig de Gracia you will probably walk by this little jewel. It is on a very busy street corner, which also has a fountain in the middle, so one could be enjoying the fountain or could be scurrying across the street and possibly miss it. It is located where Paseig de Gracia and Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes meet.
    Written May 13, 2018
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,004 contributions
    La font de la Granota is a lovely fountain, although it's situated at a very busy spot, as the main road, Avinguda Diagonal is a huge one. Nevertheless there is probably plenty of space around it for people to congregate. The 100-year old fountain depicts the lovely sculpture of a young child holding a frog . The water runs from the frog's mouth. We some some people filling their bottles too! Not sure how good the water is! A nice spot and worth a stop, if you are passing by.
    Written September 24, 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,686 contributions
    The Font del Geni Catala is a fountain that was erected in memory of the Marquis of Campo Sagrado for his contribution to bringing water from the Sierra de Moncada to Barcelona. I

    Made of white marble and dating from 1852, the fountain is topped with a winged character holding a star representing the "Catalan genius", below this are four seated female allegories of the four provinces of Catalonia and the four marine horses represent the main rivers.

    Beautiful Fountain
    Written July 18, 2019
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson17,288 contributions
    Things are always a little fuzzy when going back to 304 AD but, going on faith and whatever records the Romans left behind, Diocletian ended the lives of a nine year old boy and his thirteen year old brother on religious grounds. Justus (the elder) and Pastor are believed to be the subject of this fountain's naming.

    This is the second oldest fountain in Barcelona. In 1367 this fountain, in the Placa de Sant Just, sprung to life. The original three heads would have been the sources for the water. Today there are 2 spigots between the 3 heads. Up above is a single figure of what looks to be a young boy; suppositions are that this is a depiction of Saint Just(us). But, after 100 years, who can really say with any certainty?

    In 1831, it had a minor face-lift/reconstruction. It still looks like it is original.

    Still, it is a medieval treasure, so simple and free of formality and pomp. Amazing how the people of Barcelona can set up tables, chairs, and cafes around treasures like this that are 1,700+ years old. Seems like they should be under protective glass.
    Written October 1, 2018
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,004 contributions
    Plaza de Catalunya has several fountains and numerous sculptures, as well as flocks of birds, trees, plants, flowers, other greenery and lots of people. Font dels Sis Putti is a beautiful fountain on one side of the Plaza, and it has three levels. It also has some beautiful sculptures of six chubby little young male figures, or putti. The fountain was constructed in 1926. It symbolises the birth of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. According to legend the goddess of love was born from the foam of the waves, near the coast of the island of Cyprus. In Greek aphro means foam. This is a very lovely representation and is absolutely worth visiting.
    Written May 27, 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This monumental fountain was installed at the intersection of Gran Via and Passeig de Gracia in 1952 to decorate this popular avenue.
    Written May 7, 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,686 contributions
    The La Font del Pla de la Boqueria fountain just off La Rambla in Placa Boqueria.

    The fountain is a rectangular stone pillar set into the a large niche in the wall. The main feature of the fountain is a stone sculpture of the coat of arms of the Barcelon, crowned with a ceremonial helmut. Just below the sculpture are three stone plaques that provide the facade to the two water dispensing taps, which sit on the central plaque.

    There’s really nothing special about this fountain. The stone sculpture can be found in a great many places all over Barcelona and fountains are two a penny on or close to La Ramba.
    Written July 16, 2019
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  • Bridgette
    Bognor Regis, UK211 contributions
    I loved this park, exploring all the different areas and understanding the design of it, as the main influences was using a series if triangles to break up the whole area. Many open space lawns, many level changes, seating areas, water features, fountain spouts, and lots of play areas for all ages. It really is a beautiful and interesting park to visit it you are in the city!
    Written January 6, 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,686 contributions
    This fountain was created in 1802 and is one the oldest ornamental fountain in Barcelona. The fountain features a column at it's centre, flanked by who lions and a "piranha" that sprouts water into the fountain.

    Atop the column is a statue of Hercules. The figure of Hercules is naked except for the skin of the Lion of Nemea slung over his left arm and shoulder, strategically falling over this midriff. The figure is heavily muscled as is expected for this demi-god and he is leaning back on his famous club behind him/

    The fountain is artistically well worth a look for it's delicate decorative and sculptural elements.
    Written July 29, 2019
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