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CORNELLÀ CENTRE - (1983) Cornellà de Llobregat is one of the cities around Barcelona that grew very fast in the 50's and 60's. The name is derived from a Latin name 'Cornelianus' who probably had an estate there in ancient times. Until Nov. 2003, this station was only called CORNELLÀ. [Renfe, Trambaix]
GAVARRA - (1983) Part of Cornellà de Llobregat. 'Gavarra' means 'landscape with low hills'.
SANT ILDEFONS - (1976) Neighborhood in the City of Cornellà de Llobregat - no local reason why this name was chosen for this residential area.
CAN BOIXERES - (1976) This former manor house is still there and the park around it, open to the public, still shows some box-trees that gave the name to the estate.
CAN VIDALET - (1976) Originally called 'Maladeta'. Like other stations in this area 'Can ...' evokes a former manor house belonging to a family called Vidal-Ribas.
PUBILLA CASES - (1973) Neighborhood in the City of L'Hospitalet referring to Josefa Cases i Clavell, who was the heiress (pubilla) of an estate called Cases.
COLLBLANC - (1969) Originally opened as 'San Ramón', it was eventually changed to show the name of the neighborhood on the city limits between Barcelona and L'Hospitalet. It sounds like 'white collar', but 'coll' actually also means 'low mountain pass', although it's difficult to recognise anything mountainous in the area.
BADAL - (1969) The name of a part of the city ring road comes from the owners of an old mill in the area.
PLAÇA DE SANTS - (1969) Originally only called 'Sans' it's in the heart of this historic district of Sants-Montjuïc, actually meaning 'saints'. As an exeption for the Barcelona Metro 'Plaça de' was added to distinguish this station from the nearby 'Sants-Estació' station on L3/L5. [L1]
SANTS-ESTACIÓ - (1969) See L3 for details. [L3, Renfe]
ENTENÇA - (1969) Street named after Berenguer d'Entença who was a Catalan nobleman and fought with and against Rocafort in the Mediterranian during the 13th century.
HOSPITAL CLÍNIC - (1969) This hospital was opened in 1906 and incoporates the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.
DIAGONAL - The original name was 'Diagonal - Rambla Cataluña'. See L3 for more details. [L3, L6, L7]
VERDAGUER - (1970) Originally called 'General Mola'. Square paying homage to the very important Catalan poet, Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (1845-1902). [L4]
SAGRADA FAMÍLIA - (1970) This temple is Antoni Gaudi's most important work in Barcelona (work started in 1882 and might be finished in ?) [L2]
HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU - (1970) This huge hospital complex was built at the beginning of our century by L. Domènech i Montaner and is one of Barcelona's modernist master pieces. Original station name was 'Dos de Mayo', an adjacent street.
CAMP DE L'ARPA - (1970) The name actually translates as 'harp field' although there's nothing pointing at a harp in the area. It could come from 'Camp de l'Arca' which would make it a field of graves. Anyway, it's now the name of the neighborhood.
SAGRERA - (1959) The name of this neighborhood actually refers to a 'sacred area' around the parish church. The new station for the AVE, the Spanish high speed train, will be built in the area and probably connected to this station by a shuttle metro type train. [L1]
CONGRÉS - (1959) Initially called 'Viviendas del Congreso'. This area was built up to house the participants of the Eucaristic Congress held in Barcelona in 1952.
MARAGALL - (1959) Avenue and square dedicated to the poet Joan Maragall i Gorina (1860-1911). [L4]
VIRREI AMAT - (1959) Manuel d'Amat was Virrei (vice-king) of Peru in the 18th century.
VILAPICINA - (1959) Neighborhood built around an ancient church Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina.
HORTA - (1967) Very old village, now together with Guinardó one of the 10 city districts. The name evokes former gardens and woods.
VALL D'HEBRON [L3]
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