The architecture in Les Corts tells us about the rapid urban development of the 1960s, but also provides a glimpse of a former village annexed by Barcelona in 1897. There are still clusters of terraced houses dotted here and there, and the remains of farmhouses nestling among the blocks of flats. Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona stadium, has stood proudly since 1957, in the same neighbourhood where the smaller Les Corts stadium was once located. A tour of the grounds includes a visit to the Museu del Fútbol Club Barcelona, which opened in 1984 and is one of the most popular museums with tourists.
On the northern side of the Diagonal, Barcelona’s upmarket neighbourhood, Pedralbes, gives locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy green areas, such as the Parc de Cervantes, which is famed for its magnificent rose garden. Nearby, the former royal palace, the Palau Reial de Pedralbes, houses the Museu de les Arts Decoratives and Museu de Ceràmica. Behind the park, near Pedralbes Monastery, which was founded by Queen Elisenda of Montcada in the 14th century, there is a wrought-iron gate in the shape of a dragon. Antoni Gaudí left his mark on the neighbourhood by designing this structure and the Gatehouses of the Güell Estate.
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