Les Corts, financial neighborhood

Les Corts neighborhood has a privileged location in Barcelona. Located in the center of the district with the same name, is one of the best connected neighborhoods of the city due to its proximity to Sants station.

Plaza de la Concordia                                   Author: MARIA ROSA FERRE / photo on flickr

Opened in 1957, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and home of FC Barcelona. The facilities contain Palau Blaugrana (for basketball, handball and hoquey), Mini Estadi and FC Barcelona Museum. The Camp Nou Experience gives us the opportunity to visit the museum of the club, meet the indoor facilities of the stadium and even jump onto the pitch through the tunnel crowds. To end the visit you can not forget the Megastore with all souvenirs of FC Barcelona.

Located at the uptown of the Avenida Diagonal, L‘illa Diagonal, was the first shopping and office center of Barcelona. Designed by Rafael Moneo and Manuel de Solà-Morales, and known as the “lying Skyscraper” currently has 35,000 m2 with the best fashion, dining and activities Barcelona. The architectural design of the space, the play of light and its organization makes this site unique.

Since 1953, Sala Bikini is part of the nightlife of Barcelona. Currently located in L’illa Diagonal, it is a nightclub with 3 rooms used for different types of parties, events and concerts, and known for its superb acoustics. A curiosity about this place is that serves a very popular ham and cheese sandwiches in Barcelona abd currently this sandwich is known by the name “Bikini”.

Sala Bikini                            Author: alterna2 / photo on flickr

To enjoy the nightlife in the neighborhood there are many alternatives. The Red Lion pub is the first English pub and  since 1959 it’s offering craft beer and a lively atmosphere. With similar style, we found La Garrafa dels Beatles, decorated thinking in the Liverpool quartet and with live concerts with the themes of the first period of the group.

With Polynesian atmosphere, Kahala offers tasty Hawaiian food and sophisticated exotic cocktails. Finally we find the Konbe Bar, a bar that combines a stunning decoration with recycled materials in white wood with good music and delicious cocktails.

The contrast of its buildings, its attractions and its environment make Les Corts a neighborhood with lots of entertainment.

Cover author photo: L’illa Diagonal / photo on flickr

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