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Diagonal and Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain


Diagonal and Pedralbes is the most elegant and cosmopolitan region of Barcelona. 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.

The Avenida 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 and Pedralbes
Diagonal and Pedralbes sights include;

  • Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes

  • Palau Reial de Pedralbes

  • Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium

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 term Pedralbes.

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 worth seeing.


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.


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