Les Corts & Pedralbes
Stroll between palm-tree lined avenues and high rise buildings in Les Corts, Barcelona’s elegant financial neighbourhood
Start your weekend browsing the bookshelves of the Biblioteca Can Rosés, a former farmhouse which gives a hint of Les Corts’ rural history. Grab a bench or a spot on the grass at Plaça de Comas to get lost in your novel, or simply sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by.
Afterwards, head to L’illa Diagonal shopping centre to treat yourself to a new outfit, or pick up groceries at in the food hall at famous department store El Corte Ingles. In the afternoon, get tickets to a home game at Camp Nou stadium and feel the electricity of the crowd when the team scores. Celebrate a win by purchasing post-match merchandise in FCBotiga, then stroll home via the rose-filled Parc de Cervantes.
Later, enjoy one of Barcelona’s many sunny evenings with a glass of vermouth on the terrace at Fragments Cafè. When hunger strikes, bag an outdoor table at Vinitus and sample some of their exquisite and ever-changing tapas dishes. When you’ve had your fill of the local gastronomy, try something different with a vegetarian thali at Shanti, or Italian food with a creative twist at Sie7e.
If you want to explore farther afield, Les Corts is well-connected to many of Barcelona’s hidden gems. Walk just 25 minutes to see the beauty of the Magic Fountain, or learn about Barcelona’s royal heritage with a visit to the royal palace, only a 20-minute walk away. With Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya situated in Les Corts, it won’t take you long to get to class.