This quarter is located below Diagonal Avenue and above Sants. Long ago, it was an independent village like most of the ... More
Les Corts Neighborhood
This quarter is located below Diagonal Avenue and above Sants. Long ago, it was an independent village like most of the places, which have now become quarters in Barcelona. There are still some remains of the old village, for instance in the Plaça del Carme. This square and its surroundings lie at the center of the old village of Les Corts, annexed to Barcelona in the year 1867. The square is now full of huge residential blocks. The soccer ground of Fútbol Club Barcelona is also found in this quarter, in the Aristides Maillol Avenue.
Puig i Cadalfach's building is also known as the Casa de les Punxes (House of Spikes), because of its sharply
pointed gables and towers. Built between 1903 and 1905, its clearly modernist style is most evident in the floral ...
This part of Las Ramblas, which goes from Carrer Carme to Carrer Hospital, is also known as La Rambla de
les Flors (the Rambla of flowers) because of its profusion of floral kiosks. The tradition of these little stands ...
For centuries, this 14th century house next door to Casa de l'Ardiaca was home for deans of the cathedral. One
of them, Jaume Estela, commissioned the attractive Renaissance façade in 1548; however, he died before work was completed and ...
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