This is a great cultural spot. I walked by it on a hot and dry summer day, and noticed all the soaked laborers drinking and playing with the water. I got curious so I took a picture and remembered the location.
After some web-searching I found out that it was a public fountain, which was built in 1844 and has a text which translates to: “Water scarcity which was witnessed in the Gracia district prompted the council to the construction of this fountain, which began to flow on April 5, 1845″.
It is made of stone and has three pipes from which water flows to drop in a rectangular sink. It isn’t used that publicly anymore, merely by elderly ladies or thirsty playful kids from the neighborhood. A few more steps and, after turning off to the right down the street Matilde we arrive at the Place de la Vila de Gràcia (until recently, Plaza Rius i Taulet), the administrative center of Gracia.
Fuente de la Travesia de Gràcia | Art & culture | Free
Travessera de Gràcia, 128
24 hours daily