El periodista y autor teatral Joan Amich escribió la canción La Marieta de l’ull viu, que todavía hoy se canta e incluye la estrofa:
“Baixant de la font del Gat, / una noia, una noia, / baixant de la font del Gat, / una noia amb un soldat...”.
Aquí os dejo un vídeo de este rincón de Barcelona.
Cat fountain. Barcelona
The origins of the spring known as the Font del Gat (Cat fountain) are not clear. According to legend, a cat discovered the spring around the middle of the nineteenth century and this is where the name came from. It is also said that this site was frequented by soldiers and maids, but it is more likely that it was a site formthe outings and picnics around a spring that where popular at the time for all types of people from the artisan classes, as the middle classes could travel further out of the city with their carriages.
The Laribal Gardens, which surround the spring, were designed by JCN Forestier, an architect who was in charge of the conservation of the Parisian woodland and who took his inspiration for this project from Hispano-Arabic gardens. It was the first park that Barcelona City Council created at Montjuïc and it was inaugurated in 1918. The building is the work of Josep Puig i Cadafalch and was inaugurated as a restaurant in 1929.