The courts of the rural areas
Corts of Sarrià is the original name of this area, which was called in this way since it included rural lands under the aegis of Sarrià where corts (courts) like farms, corrals or other kind of space for livestock stood. In 1822 this area became independent— although it only became effective in 1836—and it had its own town hall until 1897, when it became annexed to the city of Barcelona.
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|The neighbours recommend
carrer de Bordeus, 35
Phone 933 226 531
All kinds of delicious rice that you could eat with an old-fashioned wooden spoon.
Restaurant LA VAQUERÍA
carrer Deu i Mata, 141
Phone 934 190 735
Mediterranean cuisine in an old cow barn that still has its original structure.
|Places of Interest
CENTRE CULTURAL LES CORTS
carrer de Dolors Masferrer, 33
Phone 932 916 462
This cultural centre organizes a summer festival and it has an Auditorium where you can enjoy dance or jazz shows. On Sunday theatre activities are organized especially for the little ones.
CENTRE CÍVIC CAN DEU
plaça de la Concòrdia, 13
Phone 934 101 007
This property was the house the Deu’s, a family of liquor manufacturers, until the 70s. It was the first home in the area to be converted into a civic centre in 1986. Among the activities that are organized here today, you can enjoy jazz concerts, the music style they promote through workshops and other kind of activities…
PAU FARINETES SCULPTURE
plaça Comas, 18
This famous bronze sculpture was realized by Nicolau Ortiz. It represents a farmer with Catalan hat, that lead you back to the rural past of this district. The name “farinetes” (flours) comes from the old farm that stood in these fields.
THE OLD MUNICIPALITY OF LES CORTS
plaça Comas, 18
This building is the present seat of the district. It was designed by Antoni Rovira i Rabassa and it was inaugurated in 1884. In the façade it is still possible to see the original shield of Les corts, when it was a municipality. The area around Les Corts street is well-known as Corts Velles.
¡LA FIESTA MAYOR! (POPULAR FEST)
During the first half of October Les Corts district celebrates its grand festivals, with dancing contests, correfocs (parade with plenty of fire-crackers and more), dishes of the popular cookery at reasonable prices, open-air cinema and endless activities that incredibly liven up the district’s streets along one week. To get more information:: http://w110.bcn.cat/portal/site/LesCorts