The Cornelius’ land
The origin of Cornellà’s name goes all the way back to the Roman period, and comes from the name Cornelius. This is why it is assumed that there must have been a Cornelius at some point in time who owned these lands, which eventually adopted his name.
From its most ancient history, a fourteen-century castle has survived, although it is known that a church as well as a defence tower had been erected much earlier to repel Saracen incursions. In this area which was predominantly agricultural, there were some farmhouses.
|The neighbours recommend|
|Restaurante MASIA CAN TRABAL
plaça de Mary Santpere, s/nº
Cornellà de Llobregat
Tel. 934 746 622
Mediterranean cuisine inside a seventeenth century farm. Don’t leave without trying their delicious mushrooms.
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|Places of Interest|
Cornellà has a very interesting and attractive train station built in neoclassical style in 1955. Another interesting particularity are the pre-Romanic columns of the town hall in the plaça de l’Església, which once held the main arch of a Visigoth church that stood at this place in 977.
The Church of Santa María, which is on the same street, was built in 1940 as a substitute of another older one that was on the same spot, destroyed during the Civil War. Next to it is the rectory of Santa María, of the sixteenth century. And finally, on the Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer St. 16-18 you will come upon the City’s Historical Arxiu (Archive).
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Among the buildings of the rambla d’Anselm Clavé, at number 18 stands out a modernist bare brick wall in arabic style. To admire more modernist houses, it is worth one’s while to go to Amatler St., where one can see a few which were built in 1900 and have been preserved. And finally, you can walk up to the Castell de Cornellà, also known as Nou or del Boni, which sits atop a hill. There are known references to this castle since the year 1204, and it has been reformed on several occasions. Built in Gothic style it has been in public use since 1992. It presently hosts the Historical Archive of the Utopia Foundation.
CASTELL DE CORNELLÀ
MUSEU DE L’AIGUA
plaça Lluís Companys, s/nº
Cornellà de Llobregat
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CORNELLÀ CENTRAL LIBRARY