Les Corts Barcelona
Les Corts Barcelona flourishes with shops and business high rises, in reality a few of the most exclusive shops in Barcelona are located in this district – in Pedralbes Shopping Centre, L’Illa Diagonal and El Corte Inglés, to name a few. This district is also a crucial financial enterprise zone in Barcelona and for that reason has lots of great hotels and restaurants. On Diagonal there is a large shopping complex called L’Illa. In L’Illa there are numerous excellent restaurants, a huge supermarket, a little exhibition centre and naturally lots of clothing stores, consisting of some of Barcelona’s favourites such as Purificacion Garcia, Zara and Custo.
Without a doubt the most significant tourist attractions of Les Corts Barcelona is the football arena of FC Barcelona, the Camp Nou, and the museum on the same premises, “Museo de FC Barcelona”, but likewise the regional market is very fascinating, and on the end of the green city line you will find the biggest campus of Universidad de Barcelona, and beautiful sights upon Avenida del Diagonal.
Previously the residence of the king and queen of Spain when they visited Barcelona, the Palau Reial de Pedralbes stands on the north side of the Diagonal, in the Pedralbes neighbourhood. The gatehouses of the Güell Estate lie at the north end of the palace premises by the Avinguda de Pedralbes. This remarkable work by Antoni Gaudí is renowned for its gate in the shape of a dragon. And at the far end of the neighbourhood, nearly in the foothills of the massif, you’ll discover the magnificent Pedralbes Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. A fine example of pure Gothic architecture it has the biggest cloisters in Europe in this style.
In Les Corts Barcelona there are bars a plenty and even some nightclubs – the most remarkable as well as without a doubt, most expensive which is called Elefant. Elefant is a luxurious place for a drink, however make certain to spruce up, you’ll be partying the night away with the rich as well as attractive of Barcelona. If clubbing isn’t for you, be sure to have a look around and also try out some of the lovely tapas bars – position on every street corner.
The location of this neighbourhood is just a 15 minute city ride from the centre of town and is well serviced by both Les Corts and Plaça Del Centro city stops which are both on the green line, and the Estacio Sants train station. The Sants station is a brief walk from Les Corts and has direct trains to the Airport, and other popular locations such as Sitges on the coast.