Diagonal and Pedralbes is the most elegant and
cosmopolitan region of
It is the region where the A-2 road along the
Avenida Diagonal merges with the city’s main
thoroughfare and the Barcelona University Campus.
World famous and Europe's largest soccer stadium
Camp Nou also located in the region. The area is one
of the best
places to see in Barcelona.
Diagonal extends for 12 km. through the city and
ends by the sea. The region is also known as the
“high zone”, a distinct with a modern and elegant
feel in the company of with shops and financial
institutions. A great day out at Diagonal and
Pedralbes is one of the best
things to do in Barcelona.
Things to Do & Places to Visit & See in Diagonal
Diagonal and Pedralbes sights include;
Sightseeing tour for the visitors may begin with the
gorgeous Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes. It
is a gothic structure founded in 1326 and situated
in the midst of a huge quarry of white rock named
“piedras albas”. That also gives the name to the
Few Clarisas nuns still still
inhabits there but the major part of the Monastery
is a museum and can be visited. A beautiful
three-story cloister standing out along with murals
painted by Ferrer Bassa decorating the chapels there
On the university
campus area of Diagonal, the visitors will see a palace, the Palau Reial de
Pedralbes that was built in 1924 and surrounded by fascinating gardens. Inside
the palace there are two interesting and unusual museums to see. The Museu de
les Arts Decoratives (The Museum of Decorative Arts) and the Museu de Cerŕmica
(The Museum of Ceramics) that houses historical Islamic ceramics and
contemporary pieces by Picasso and Miró.
There it stands the Europe's largest stadium, magnificent Camp Nou that is
located on the other side of Avenida Diagonal, in the neighboring district of
Les Corts. With a capacity of 100,000 soccer fans, Camp Nou has been given a
five-star rating by the UEFA. It includes the Museu F.C. Barcelona worth seeing.
The visit to the museum also includes a view of the stadium.