It’s rare to find calm, uncrowded spots in Barcelona these days, especially those with a rich history and a lot of charm.
This small Plaza in the Les Corts neighborhood is one of these, a little gem to most of the people living in the neighborhood, as well as to many in the city. I love to come here on sunny days for a relaxing coffee with friends, when I feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s city center.
As with most of the city’s districts Les Corts was, not that long ago, a rural community, independent from the city of Barcelona. This was its main square. Today it retains that village feel, with the local church’s bells chiming the hours every day and the small two story houses which lace the square, housing a florist shop, bakery and one of my favorite eateries in the city, Fragments Café. With its outside terrace and indoor garden, it’s a lovely quiet place to have a coffee, meal or drinks.