About This Area
Les Corts is a district located in the western part of Barcelona. This is an upper-class neighbourhood that has the best of both worlds, given its great location. It is a safe, residential and business-orientated area, very well-connected to the city centre, yet avoids the main bustle of the centre. With high-rise buildings and offices scattered along the streets, Les Corts is undoubtedly the business hub of the city.
Furthermore, the presence of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia means that there is a fun and lively atmosphere during the day. However, unlike in the city centre, the area is more peaceful in the evenings when the workers and students return home, making it a calm, residential neighbourhood.
Les Corts, being one of the most affluent areas of Barcelona, has a variety of apartments, both traditional and modern, from splendid houses to penthouses with terraces. The properties are primly located for those studying and those working in the business sector of the city. The majority of apartments are bright, with a lot of light and with access to terraces, both shared and private.
Les Corts is an upscale neighbourhood with excellent facilities and services. The Avenida Diagonal has a huge mall, where you can find all of the things you need, from fashion boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants, to clubs and bars. There are plenty of supermarkets in Les Corts, so it’s likely to have one of them within walking distance of your home.
There are several gyms in Les Corts neighbourhood, as well as sports facilities belonging to each university and the public sports centre Les Corts. Plus, the Royal Polo Club and Royal Tennis Club are located here.
Living so close to the university there are many public libraries to study in Les Corts. For example, Biblioteca Clarà,and Biblioteca Corts-Miquel Llongueras.Les Corts is also home to an international school: St. Peter’s School Barcelona.
What We Think
This is a lovely area with many small, atmospheric plazas. However, it is a quieter and more residential area of Barcelona – but, not to worry! It is very well connected to the city centre to satisfy you need for a fiesta.
Metro: the L3 (green line) runs through the length of the district, allowing easy travel within the immediate area and to the rest of the city.
Tram: Avinguda Diagonal is home to a tramline which runs into the western outskirts of the city.
Train station: Les Corts is just a few minutes away from the Barcelona Sants station, the main railway station in Barcelona and the second largest in Spain.
Distance to the Beach: 6km
The first thing that people normally associate with the Les Corts district of Barcelona is the hugely famous Camp Nou stadium, home to FC Barcelona. Undeniably an amazing attraction, with the great atmosphere from sports fans from all around the world; it is the central point of the neighbourhood. Home to Football Club Barcelona since 1957, this stadium can seat 99,786 people, making it the largest in Europe in terms of capacity. Aside from attending matches, you are able to go on self-guided toursthat allow a sneak peek behind the scenes, with access to the changing rooms, dug-outs, director’s box and of course, the pitch.
Museo del Fútbol Club Barcelona:
First opened in 1984, its restructuring in 2000 saw the museum split into 3 sections, with a 3D cinema, an audio-visual touchscreen and information on the history of FC Barcelona. One of the items at display in the Futbolart Collection is the boots with which Ronald Koeman scored the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup Final. The museum attracts 1.2 million visitors a year, ranking at the second most visited museum in the whole of Barcelona, only surpassed by the Picasso Museum.
Parc de Cervantes:
Parc de Cervantes is located in the Pedrables neighbourhood of Les Corts, just north of Avunguda Diagonal. The park is a magnificent, open green space with large expanses of grass and wide paths. These features make it the perfect place to go for walkers and sports enthusiasts, especially cyclists and runners.
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