Les Corts, Barcelona Travel Guide
Les Corts Summary
- A financial hub, making it a great choice for business travelers
- Home to Camp Nou, the football stadium with an attached museum
- Some nice hotels, restaurants, and bars
- A large shopping complex, L'Illa, has upscale shopping
- Does not have the typical Barcelona look (instead the streets are lined by office buildings)
- Few attractions
- 20 to 25-minute metro ride to central Barcelona
What It's Like
Les Corts, the least populated district in the city, is a financial hub about 20 minutes via metro from central Barcelona. Though its only popular attraction is Camp Nou, the football stadium, Les Corts has some nice hotels, restaurants, and bars that cater mainly to business travelers.
Les Corts does not have the attractive, historic feel that many neighborhoods in Barcelona have. Instead, its busy streets are lined by modern office buildings and, though it has some upscale shops, the shopping complex L'Illa is not as picturesque as boutiques in areas such as Eixample. However, Placa del Carmen is quaint, historic square in Les Corts where the residential area of the neighborhood begins.
Where to Stay
Les Corts caters to business travelers, particularly those attending conferences at the FIRA convention center. Those in town for a football (soccer) game may want to stay here for its proximity to Camp Nou, but most leisure travelers should consider staying elsewhere, as central Barcelona is a 15-minute metro ride (or 45-minute walk) away.