Les Corts is Barcelona's least populous district and is the posh part of Barcelona.

The name is not derived from courts, but comes from the Latin word “cohors”, which meaning "rural houses" and is a reference to the local Roman villas and “masies” that were here before the urban development of the area in the the 20th-century.

In this neighborhood you will notice how time has passed and see how it has left its rural past behind and now shares its space with architectural elements from different periods.

It is characterized by the quality of its services and facilities and has much to offer in terms of shops and shopping centers such as:

  • L'illa
  • Pedralbes Centre
  • El Corte Ingles

There are also several markets, restaurants, fashion stores, entertainment centres and museums.

Two of the most important parks are:

  • Parc de Cervantes
  • Els Jardins d'Ernest Lluch
Barça Miro

If you are fond of football you should not miss the most visited museum in Catalonia, the FC Barcelona Museum where you can visit their facilities, the entrance ticket includes a panoramic view of the stadium from the grandstand and maybe, if you're lucky, you will get to see some of your favorite players entering the stadium in their luxury cars.

It is also comprises the following neighborhoods

  • Pedralbes
  • La Maternitat i Sant Ramon

The upper part of this neighborhood is called Pedralbes and besides being the most luxurious of the city, it is where the more well off people of Barcelona live, it has wide avenues and spectacular homes.

Places that you should also visit

  • Monasterio de Pedralbes
  • Torre de Santa Caterina
  • Palau Reial
  • Camp Nou

It is also an important financial business district and home to much of the Universitat de Barcelona campus in the area known as the Zona Universitària.

You will find a wide range of good quality restaurants and hotels in the area.

Les Corts

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