The Pedralbes residential area is the most upscale area in the city of Barcelona and ??it has become the favourite neighbourhood by celebrities to live in when searching their residence. Some of the celebrities , who live in Pedralbes, are the singers Shakira and Joan Manuel Serrat and FC Barcelona striker David Villa.

The Pedralbes district is located in the district of Les Corts in Barcelona. It is located in the upper part of the city and in it you will find beautiful old and modern houses and apartments in magnificent estates located in Pedralbes. If you want to stay in an exclusive area of ??Barcelona when visiting the city, you are probably interested in accommodation for days in Pedralbes and apartments for holidays in Pedralbes.

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Monastrerio de Pedralbes. Foto de Jaume Meneses, en flickr

Among the most interesting places to be found in Pedralbes:

  • The Monastery of Pedralbes (Street Monestir 9): This stunning Gothic cloister was built in the XIV century by the command of Queen Elisenda de Moncada, wife of James II, as a monastery for the Poor Clares. Queen Elisenda is buried in this place. It is the largest Gothic cloister of the world and it breathes much peace and tranquillity. Next door is a Gothic church. Upon payment of an entry, you can visit the cloister, the monastic church and the museum.
  • Disco Elephant Club (Passeig del Til-lers 1) Noted for its spectacular decoration, is a beautiful site in Pedralbes for a drink or clubbing. Good music, but in an appropriate volume and not deafening, spectacular gardens and various environments.
  • Centro Comercial Pedralbes Centre (Avenida Diagonal 609-615) located within the boundaries of the district of Pedralbes, this mall is a good option when doing some shopping in the city. In the restaurant area, you should not miss the spectacular cakes from the pastry Bubó and if you fancy a  typical Catalan food, quality and good prices, go to the restaurant El Mussol.
  • Real Club de Tenis Barcelona: This private club has the best tennis facilities in town and is the headquarters of the Barcelona Open tournament, the ATP, whose last edition, held in April 2011, was won by the Mallorcan Rafael Nadal.

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