Barcelona Districts: Les Corts

Les Corts is home to Barcelona’s proudest export… FC Barcelona. The team’s stadium Camp Nou is located in the upper area of this fairly new district and provides a great destination for an afternoon’s entertainment with its tours, interactive museum and club-shop.

The Les Corts district is a short 10 minute ride on the Metro from the centre of Barcelona. Although not as ‘picturesque’ as other areas in Barcelona, the facilities in Les Corts are plentiful due to it being home to many of Barcelona’s financial and business centres.

One of Barcelona’s main trunk roads, the Diagonal Avenue, cuts through Les Corts and this street in particular provides many retail premises, including all kind of restaurants and shops.

This district also houses the most exclusive neighbourhood in Barcelona, Pedralbes. Starting with a nice stroll in the Cervantes garden, which is full of an amazing array of different kinds of roses and then wandering through short and irregular streets you will see elegant houses and fancy apartment blocks and have the distinct feeling that you have left the city behind.

Also worth a visit is the impressive Palau Reial de Pedralbes, a royal palace with a ceramics museum, located opposite the university campus. A 15 minute walk uphill takes you to the Monastir de Pedralbes, a Gothic monastery and cloisters. Whatever area you go to, the views over the city are spectacular.

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