Cornellà Centre

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.

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The neighbours recommend
CornellaCentre MasiaCanTrabalRestaurante 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.

CornellaCentre CalAndreuRestaurante CA L’ANDREU
avinguda de Can Corts, 59
Cornellà de Llobregat
Tel. 933 770 770
Restaurant-bar specialized in homemade cooking, tapas and menus.

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).

CornellaCentre CanVallhonratCAN VALLHONRAT
carrer de Jacint Verdaguer, 1-13
Cornellà de Llobregat
This family residence was built between 1620 and 1625. Currently is used by some administrative departments of the government of Cornellà.

carrer de Pius XII, 14
Cornellà de Llobregat
This farm from the eighteenth century is certainly rather opulent and has undergone several reforms.

avinguda del Baix Llobregat, 100
Cornellà de Llobregat
Tel. 932 927 700
This is the new football field of the RCD Espanyol, inaugurated in 2009, with seating capacity for more than 40.000 spectators.

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.
The gardens of les Aigües de Cornellà, on the Llobregat Route next to the rotunda of Sant Boi Road, are located where once we had the most important source of drinking water installations for the entire metropolitan area. A Water Museum has been opened in one off its modernist buildings.

carrer Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer, s/nº
Tel. 933 770 212
Cornellà de Llobregat
The Cornellà castle, that is also called Nou or Borni castle, lies on a hill. There are references of this Gothic castle since 1204. It was renovated several times and it is a space for public use since 1992. The exhibition hall and the Palau Mercader museum are under one management. The castle is the venue for the historical archive and the Utopia foundation.

CornellaCentre MuseudelAiguaMUSEU DE L’AIGUA
carretera de Sant Boi, 4-6
Cornellà de Llobregat
Tel. 933 423 536
This museum stands where the main water harvesting systems of the metropolitan area were formerly located. You can take a tour in this modernist building where, among other things, it is possible to see the present systems that provide water for the whole city, the chemical and physical conditions of water. The entrance costs less than 5 euros.

plaça de can Suris, s/nº
Cornellà de Llobregat
Tel. 935 510 660
A centre of research and digital training located in the old factory of Can Suris. Schools, citizens, companies and public organizations go to this centre to develop and activate their creative abilities in the field of technology. You must have the membership card to make use of their facilities, to gain access to interesting courses and the Family Lab and Media Lab spaces, where young and old learn together and you can create your own videos.

mercat CornellaCORNELLÀ MARKET
plaça Lluís Companys, s/nº
Cornellà de Llobregat
In the website you will find all the services offered by this market in addition to cooking tricks, recipes, articles and a food list in as many as ten foreign languages!

carrer Mossèn Andreu, 15
Tel. 933 760 111
Cornellà de Llobregat
Beyond the library services, they organize guided tours, reading clubs and activities for children and families.