Due to the Roman villas that used to be located in this area, the name comes from the Latin word “cohors”, which means “rural houses”. Some remains of the old village can still be seen at Plaza del Carmen.
Home to the very famous Camp Nou and FC Barca, Les Corts is situated in the south-western part of Barcelona. Created in 1897 out of Les Corts de Sarriá and parts of Sarriá, and bordering with the three different neighborhoods of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Eixample as well as Sants-Montjuïc, it is the least populated district of Barcelona since it has 82000 inhabitants (according to the census 2011). It is also very well suited to families and young couples, and the average rental price is below average compared to the rest of Barcelona.
It is also considered to be a financial center, with La Caixa Bank´s headquarters being here. Being a financial district means that many great hotels and restaurants are also located here.
Situated very close to Estacio Sants, which links Barcelona to various parts of Spain as well as the airport, and accessible by the “Green line” of the Metro, means that Les Corts is very centrally located. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the city center.
One of the major attractions of living in Les Corts is L´Illa, an impressive shopping center that has a few excellent restaurants as well as some of the more popular clothing stores such as Zara, Custo, and Jack n Jones. There is also a Carrefour supermarket, FNAC, and MIRO located at the bottom of the building.
Les Corts is also quite well known for having the typical tapas bars on every corner.
Situated close to Metro “Les Corts”, you can find the Mercat de Les Corts which offers fresh daily produce of fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, fruit and even a restaurant called El Bisaura.