Les Corts district, located west of the city, is the third smallest in Barcelona, with its density lower than the average population. It is divided into three distinct neighbourhoods: Les Corts, Sant Ramon-Maternitat and Pedralbes.
Les Corts is a middle-class residential area midway between the bustling neighbourhood of Sants and Zona Alta. With a rural past consisting of farmhouses, it is now full of properties with high architectural value.
This district is deployed with attractive parks and gardens combining the popular and rural air of the past with all the tranquility and elegance that a residential neighbourhood should have. The well connected, metro line 3 runs through the district. In addition, the tram that passes through the emblematic Diagonal Avenue allows easy access to the suburbs.
Les Corts district has the liveliest places like Plaza de Comas and the monument of payés Pau Farinetes and Les Corts market, renovated in 2007. Sant Ramon-Maternitat is a unique symbol of this area as well as Camp Nou and Maternitat gardens with modernist buildings and large green areas. Towards Zona Alta, around Real Monasterio, it extends to the exclusive district of Pedralbes, where two of the most beautiful gardens can be found close to Palacio de Pedralbes and Cervantes Park.
The district of Les Corts has a range of restaurants for every taste. In Diagonal Avenue, there are many that highlight the authentic Catalan food, like El Mussol or the original Japanese specialties.
The Les Corts' commercial activity is concentrated in large shopping centres such as L'Illa Diagonal, an architectural building that resembles a skyscraper lying horizontally and brings together many brands and stores such as Zara, Camper and the huge Corte Ingles. Pedralbes Centre is another place that brings together prestigious brands and products such as Tous, Armani Casa, Clarks and many others.
For families with children, the biggest advantage of the district is its huge range of parks and gardens. Places like Can Bruixa, Can Mantega or the España Industrial Park, with lots of trees, an artificial lake and several play areas make them ideal for the little ones.
For nightlife lovers, this district in Barcelona includes some well-known locations such as Bikini featuring Latin music and organised concerts. In the exclusive area of Pedralbes, there is the Elephant Club, dedicated to dance music in a unique atmosphere.
Without doubt, choosing to live in the district of Les Corts is an excellent idea. For information on the available properties in this area, contact Engel & Völkers Real Estate Barcelona. This is an agency with great prestige and nearly 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and with the best portfolio of homes in Les Corts and other districts of Barcelona.