L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

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L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (in Catalan), or Hospitalet de Llobregat (in Spanish),[a] often shortened to L’Hospitalet, is a municipality to the immediate southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

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.

The first records of the settlement date to the Neolithic era with artefacts showing human habitation in the Llobregat river area. Roman artefacts have been found dating to the 2nd century BC such as a funeral decoration representing the head of Medusa now in the archaeological museum of Barcelona. However it is not until the 10th century that written references to Provençana (the city’s original name) appear. The current name originates from the Catalan language and derives from a hostel next to the Church Saint Eulalia of Provençana (Santa Eulàlia de Provençana) used by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. The city retained the character of a village until the 19th century when the first textile factories were built causing a population boom.[citation needed] The 1960s and 1970s saw a second population boom, caused by immigration from poorer regions of Spain: however this was not matched by construction of the necessary amenities and it was only in the 1990s that public investment resulted in additional schools, leisure facilities and housing.

The Swedish painter and former anarchist, later convert to Islam, ‘Abd al-Hādī ‘Aqīlī, formerly known as Ivan Aguéli, died there, being killed by a train, in 1917.

The main reason people would choose to stay in this area is to attend a tradeshow or exhibition at Fira Gran Via, which was located in L’Hospitalet as part of the regeneration of the area.

BCN HOSPITALET FIRA II

BCN HOSPITALET FIRA II

Carrer de la Botànica, 08908, Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
This mоdеrn vаluе hоtеl is ideally placed fоr anyone whо is lооkіng fоr ѕоmе hоmе comfort during the More info
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BCN HOTEL CASTELLDEFELS CONSTITUCION

BCN HOTEL CASTELLDEFELS CONSTITUCION

Avinguda de la Constitució, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Located in Castelldefels, BCN HOTEL CASTELLDEFELS CONSTITUCION  is an easy drive from Barcelona and More info
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BCN HOTEL FIRA GRAN VIA

BCN HOTEL FIRA GRAN VIA

Ciencias, 08908 Hospitalet de Llobregat, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Fira Barcelona Granvia Eurohotel is within 10 minutes’ drive from the Montjuic area, and offer More info
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BCN HOTEL PORTA FIRA

BCN HOTEL PORTA FIRA

Plaza Europa, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 08908, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Situated stone’s throw Fira Barcelona Exhibition Centre, Porta Fira is an impressive red tower More info
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BCN HOTEL VILADECANS PALME

BCN HOTEL VILADECANS PALME

Carrer de la Tecnologia, Viladecans, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
The BCN HOTEL VILADECANS PALME in Viladecans, Barcelona is the ideal place to stay, be it for busine More info
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BCN APARTHOTEL HL PLACA ESPANYOLA

BCN APARTHOTEL HL PLACA ESPANYOLA

Plaça Espanyola, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
BCN APARTHOTEL HL PLACA ESPANYOLA  is located just a 15 minutes walk from the FCB Barcelona Camp Nou More info
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Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Restaurante Granja Elena

Restaurante Granja Elena

Restaurante Granja Elena Tucked away in a humble neighborhood, Restaurant Granja Elena is considered More info
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Restaurante Narandam

Restaurante Narandam

Restaurante Narandam Narandam restaurant is located inside Hotel Fira Congress and is situated on th More info
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Restaurante Nuclo

Restaurante Nuclo

Restaurante Nuclo The spectacular Nuclo, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, is situated by the More info
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Restaurante Palmer

Restaurante Palmer

Restaurante Palmer Positioned on the 14th floor of the beautiful Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, R More info
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Restaurante Spiral

Restaurante Spiral

Restaurante Spiral Mediterranean cuisine in a minimalist setting: The Spiral restaurant is located w More info
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Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.