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Les Corts (Districts)
Les Corts in five minutes
Les Corts is located in the west of the city. It is known for business, research, and of course the famous FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium. The Catalan Polytechnic University also gives life to the area, filling it with students. If you feel like living here, take a look at our monthly rentals in Les Corts.
Video presentation of the Les Corts neighbourhood in Barcelona
Why Stay Here?
The district of Les Corts obtains its borders from the most central and oldest part of the town that was there before it, which became part of Barcelona in 1897. During the day there are many people, but in the evening most of the people who are here leave after their work shifts, so the neighborhood is very peaceful. It's a middle class neighborhood in the upper and middle part of the city, so has many advantages when it comes to location.
If you're looking for a safe and residential part of the city to stay in, with public transport connections, or if you love football and want to be near the famous Camp Nou stadium, then choose Les Corts.
In the district of Les Corts you will find the stadium of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou, which is ideal if you want to attend one of Barça's heated matches, or if you want to get to know the stadium and the museum. It is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and many tourists will come to see it, even just from the outside.
La Plaça de Concordia along with the Church of Maria de Déu del Remei and its 40 metre tall bell is a peaceful retreat. This location also serves a meeting point for local, because it's often host to special events such as concerts, markets, and other community activities.
What's more, if you like the works of Gaudí, you'll find many of them around the Palau Reial de Pedralbes, including the Finca Güell that feature's Gaudí's Dragon Gate, as well as one of his earliest works; The Fountain of Hercules.
Where to Eat
Les Corts has a wide variety of restaurants. You can sample Catalan cuisine in the famous restaurant 'La Tertulia'. A cozy, rustic restaurant that offers a very healthy cuisine with Catalan roots. In summer you can enjoy lunch and dinner in the square where its located, which is always a real delight. On Friday and Saturday nights there are performances of live music.
Another restaurant worth visiting is Negro-Rojo, which combines international and Japanese cuisine across two distinct floors noted for their stunning design. In addition, morning breakfasts and dinners can be extended in length by relaxing with a soothing cup of tea. Reservations can only be made at Black.
Entertainment in Les Corts stands out due to some unique options on offer. If you want to find one of the best places in Barcelona to have a drink and watch a match with your mates, then the Red Lion Pub is the place to go. As the oldest Irish pub in Barcelona, it has a variety of beers and lagers, as well as big screens for watching the footy.
If you're more of a clubber, then head on down to Bikini with its two distinct club floors, one with Latin-American music and the other with commercial/electronic anthems. They also have concerts and shows there.
If neither of those sounds appealing to you, then you're most likely to enjoy a relaxing time at Kahala, a Hawaiian bar with some exotic cocktails.
Les Corts is a location that's great if you're a shopper. Though if you look hard enough you can find some small boutiques, this zone is paradise if you're into massive shopping centres, because Les Corts has three; L'illa, Pedrables Centre, and El Corte Ingles. In these centres you can find the most recognizable brand names in Spain, like Tous, Armani, Zara, Mango, and more. There are restaurants for all tastes, and shops for all departments, like groceries, clothes, shoes, accessories, perfumes, and home decór.
The public transport connections from Les Corts to the rest of the city are very good.
Take the Green Line (L3) of the Metro and you can reach the city centre around 15 minutes.
Apart from the Metro, you can take the tram that runs along the Avinguda Diagonal and reaches the outskirts of the city.
It´s also easy to discover the district on foot, after all, it's the third smallest in the city and there are green areas scattered all over, especially in the northern Pedralbes section.