Diagonal – Les Corts stop
Barcelona Bus Turístic takes you to a specially wide and gardened section of Avinguda Diagonal, where you can go for a quiet stroll and even visit one of its shopping centres. It is worth taking a look at the entrance to the Finca Miralles, with its characteristic Gaudí curves, and exploring the quiet district of Les Corts, where Barça built its Camp Nou ground in 1957.
The widest and quietest section of Avinguda Diagonal
From the Diagonal – Les Corts stop on the Blue Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic you can take a stroll to Finca Miralles, where you can see the original gate and undulating perimeter wall that Gaudí designed for the industrialist Ermenegild Miralles. In fact, at the gate you can actually meet Gaudí in the form of a life-size sculpture of the architect.
On the other side of this section of Avinguda Diagonal, which has been widened and is home to several shopping centres, is the lower part of the Les Corts district, which is home to Camp Nou, Barcelona football club’s stadium. With the exception of match days, it is a very quiet residential area where you can take a stroll off the beaten tourist track.
What to see
- Turó Park
A space that was formerly home to an amusement park is now a secluded park dedicated to music and poetry.
- Camp Nou
Camp Nou is the most visited stadium in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1957 under the name of Estadi del FC Barcelona, but it soon became known as Camp Nou (New Pitch) because it had replaced the old Camp de les Corts ground.
- Camp Nou Experience – FC Barcelona Museum
The FC Barcelona Museum displays all the trophies won by Barça sports teams throughout the history of the club.
- Finca Miralles Gate and Wall
The entrance to the Finca Miralles and its wavy wall are an example of Antoni Gaudí’s unmistakeable style.
- Avinguda Diagonal
Avinguda Diagonal has evolved in tandem with the city’s transformation to eventually cross it from one side to the other.
- Palau del Marquès d’Alella – Finca Muñoz Ramonet Garden
A Noucentista palace designed by Enric Sagnier surrounded by gardens designed by Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, its ownership was disputed for 15 years.
- Les Corts
Normally elegant and peaceful like the districts in the upper part of Barcelona, on match days its streets play host to crowds of football fan.
- Plaça Francesc Macià
One of the city’s busiest squares serves as the nexus between Barcelona’s most elegant area and the Eixample district.
- Fundació Suñol
Fundació Suñol exhibits one of Barcelona’s largest contemporary art collections. Located in the district of Les Corts, the foundation has a collection of more than 1,200 works of art, including pieces by Dalí, Picasso, Chillida, Warhol and Miró.