L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Catalonia

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General

Square of the town council © Yearofthedragon/cc-by-sa-3.0

Square of the town council © Yearofthedragon/cc-by-sa-3.0

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is a municipality to the immediate southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia. By population, it is the second largest in Catalonia and the sixteenth in Spain. By population density, is notable for being one of the most densely populated cities in the European Union.

Its economy has improved recently, as can be seen from the city’s new skyline and relocation of companies to the city’s new financial centre. Urban regeneration and construction have taken place during the 2000s, as well as ongoing work on improving public transportation in the second municipality of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Plaza de Europa - Torres Europa, Torres Porta Fira, Torre Inbisa and Torre Werfen © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-4.0 Torres Toyo Ito Hotel Porta Fira and Torres Europa © Jordiferrer/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Jordiferrer/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Jordiferrer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town hall © Yearofthedragon/cc-by-sa-3.0 Square of the town council © Yearofthedragon/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
Plaza de Europa - Torres Europa, Torres Porta Fira, Torre Inbisa and Torre Werfen © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-4.0
El Centre is the historical centre of the city, the oldest neighbourhood, where the City Council is, as well as the centre of activities such as La Farga and many of the cultural buildings, such as the History Museum, the Can Sumarro library, the cultural centre Barradas or the Sala Alexandre Cirici. It borders the district of Sanfeliu and Can Serra to the north, Bellvitge to the south, Sant Josep to the east, and the city of Cornellà de Llobregat to the west.

Sant Josep remains framed by the square that is formed by the avenue of the Fabregada and that of Isabella The Catholic (Isabel la Catòlica) to the west, the Torrent Gornal to the east, the railroad on the north side Carrilet to the south. In this area, all the industrial activities that Hospitalet had through the ages left their mark: from the flour mills and the distilleries, up to the different energetic exploitation of the waterfalls of the Canal de la Infanta or the ceramic, textile, metallurgical and chemical industries. In fact, Sant Josep was originally an industrial suburb, but the subsequent disappearance of many factories, as well as the population increase, have given it a residential character.

Read more on L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and Wikipedia L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles

Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles

[caption id="attachment_191677" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © salewskia/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wilshire Grand Center is a 1,100-foot (335.3 m) skyscraper in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, California. It is the tallest building in Los Angeles, the tallest building in California, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River and outside of New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia, and the 10th tallest building in the United States. Its height surpasses the U.S. Bank Tower by 82ft (25m). ...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

Portland in Oregon

Portland in Oregon

[caption id="attachment_27201" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Portland's skyline and Mount Hood © Truflip99/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. It has a population of 609,000 in 2013, making it the 29th most populous city in the United States and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region (after Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Approximately 2,3 million people ...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

Theme Week South Africa - Upington

Theme Week South Africa - Upington

[caption id="attachment_166179" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Upington Central Business District © Rick Walker/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. The town was originally called Olyfenhoudtsdrif ('Olive wood drift'), due to the abundance of olive wood trees in the area, but later renamed after Sir Thomas Upington, Attorney-General and then Prime Minister of the Cape. It originated as a mission st...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

The Erzgebirge in Ore Mountains

The Erzgebirge in Ore Mountains

[caption id="attachment_160977" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Weather Station on Fichtelberg © Wikijunkie/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Ore Mountains in Central Europe have formed a natural border between Saxony and Bohemia for many centuries. Today, the border between Germany and the Czech Republic runs just north of the main crest of the mountain range. The highest peaks are the Klínovec and the Fichtelberg. The area played an important role as the setting of the earliest stages of the early modern transforma...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

The port of New York

The port of New York

[caption id="attachment_151774" align="aligncenter" width="590"] South Street Seaport © flickr.com - ian reid/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New York Harbor, part of the Port of New York and New Jersey, is at the mouth of the Hudson River where it empties into New York Bay. It is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Although the United States Board on Geographic Names does not use the term, New York Harbor has important historical, governmental, commercial, and ecological usages. In 1824 the first Ameri...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

Theme Week Umbria - Amelia

Theme Week Umbria - Amelia

[caption id="attachment_153583" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Attilios[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Amelia is a town and comune of the province of Terni with a population of 11,800 inhabitants. It grew up around an ancient hill fort, known to the Romans as Ameria. The town lies in the south of Umbria, on a hill overlooking the Tiber River to the east and the Nera River to the west. It is The city is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Narni, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Orte and approximately 93 kilometres (58 mi) from Perugia. It ...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

Theme Week Champagne - Châlons-en-Champagne

Theme Week Champagne - Châlons-en-Champagne

[caption id="attachment_153550" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © TitTornade/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Châlons-en-Champagne is the capital of both the department of Marne and the region of Champagne-Ardenne, despite being only a quarter the size of the city of Reims. Formerly called Châlons-sur-Marne, the city was officially renamed in 1998. It should not be confused with the Burgundian town of Chalon-sur-Saône. The city was governed by bishops in the Middle Ages, what resulted in numerous rel...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

The Desertec concept

The Desertec concept

[caption id="attachment_154149" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © desertec.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]DESERTEC is a concept proposed by the DESERTEC Foundation for making use of solar energy and wind energy. This concept will be implemented in North Africa and the Middle East by the consortium Dii GmbH, formed by a group of European companies and the DESERTEC Foundation. The DESERTEC concept was initiated under the auspices of the Club of Rome and the German Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation (TREC). Construct...

[ read more/mehr lesen ]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲
Huntington Beach Pier © Mcclane2010/cc-by-sa-3.0
Huntington Beach, Surf City USA

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry...

© Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-4.0
Theme Week Frankfurt – The Squaire

The Squaire is an office building in Frankfurt. It was built between 2006 and 2011 on top of an existing...

N.R.P. Sagres on Tejo© Lopo Pizarro - www.lopo.pt/cc-by-2.5
The sail training ship Sagres III

The NRP Sagres is a tall ship and sail training ship of the Portuguese Navy since 1961. As the third...

Schließen