Les Corts is not one of the most famous neighbourhood in Barcelona, at least for tourism, however is an interesting alternative to find accommodation in the city. Being an affluent residential and business area, it offers a wide range of public transport options and is considered a fairly safe area of the city. The district is plenty of shopping areas, green spaces and quiet squares where you can experience the local way of life.
It is very close to Zona Universitaria, a university area with lots of students coming everyday from the cities around.
History and location
Les Corts, located in the western part of Barcelona was highly underpopulated until the end of the 19th century, when was attached to Barcelona, and began to develop slowly.
Plaça Concordia, Les Corts
Nowadays the neighbourhood is plenty of high-rise buildings but, we can still find a surprising survivor from the old village of Les Corts in the famous Plaça Concordia. This is a pretty little square dominated by the Església Maria de Déu del Remei which dates from the mid-19th century and has a 40 metre-high bell tower. It is popular in the area with several locals, and is host to special events like concerts, markets and activities for children.
The area it has two famous streets, Diagonal Avenue and the Travessera de Les Corts. Camp Nou is their jewel of the crown, essential place to visit for all football fans. Home to FC Barcelona, is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. You can go to one of the games, or take just a tour around the stadium and its museum, recently renovated, where you can see all the story of the club from 1899.
Les Corts has a lot of transport options and it is very easy to move in. Line 3 of the metro runs the whole length of the district, allowing you to travel to the city centre and beyond. There’s also a Tram line that runs along Diagonal Avenue. Also by walk is easy to navigate, you can go to the popular Plaça Espanya and the Magic Fountain in about 25 minutes.
From the airport, you can arrive to the area directly with the new metro line that stops in Zona Universitaria and links with the Line 3 with only 3 stops.
Where to eat
You have different options to eat in Les Corts, one of the most famous and trendy places is Popeye restaurant, where you can taste the best quality of mediterranean food with a different midday menu that we highly recommend. If you want to taste some tapas, you can go to Piscolabis located in Diagonal Avenue or visit one of the bars in Plaça Concordia to have a drink.
To go out, there are a few places that locals prefer for a night out. One of them is Sala Bikini, situated behind the shopping centre L’illa Diagonal. It has indie and rock but into the small hours is replaced by club and house music.
Another cool hangout is Sala Becool, where some local bands performs from Thursday to Saturday at 10pm, after that, you can enjoy DJ sessions.
Thanks to be very close by metro to the rest of the city, you can go to the city centre in 10 minutes.
What to do in Les Corts
Apart from Camp Nou, you have a high concentration of parks and green areas in the neighbourhood. The beautiful Pedralbes Park is the most important of the district. It houses the Royal Palace of Pedralbes, where music festivals take place in the summer. You can find a botanic garden in the inside as well.
You can also take a relaxing walk in the area visiting Plaça Concordia, before mentioned, and having a drink in the Civic Centre of Can Deu, where aside from different artistic activities, it has a pleasant coffeehouse and bar on the inside with a beautiful yard outside.
Apart from that, Les Corts is plenty of shopping centres, where you can find the most exclusive shops in town, such as L’Illa Diagonal, El Corte Inglés or Pedralbes Centre.
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