is the first section of the Ramblas. It goes from Plaça
de Catalunya to the corner of Santa
Anna and Bon Succés
is the shorter in length than the other sections, and it's
characterized by the Canaletes Fountain,
one of the most important symbols of Barcelona. It was inaugurated
in the 19th century and is a meeting point for Barcelona F.C. fans,
the "culés", when they win a title. Legend has it that the traveller
who drinks from this fountain will come back to Barcelona one day.
curiosity of this section of the Rambla was the so-called Pati del
Carall. This was a building very close to the Canaletes Fountain,
which preserved a prehistoric menhir.
down the Rambla toward the sea, the first road on the right is Calle
Tallers, well-known for its
new and second-hand record and musical instrument shops, without
forgetting the restaurants with typical local cuisine.
temple built in the 12th century, located to the left in Calle de
Santa Ana. One of the most beautiful temples of the city.