Bellvitge is a mostly working-class neighbourhoods of Hospitalet de Llobregat, itself a municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

Construction on the first of its residential block houses started in 1964, after the ICC real estate company purchased the land from local farmers.
The plan was for the blocks to house up to 130.000 immigrants coming from the rest of Spain to seek work in Catalunya.

Conflict arose quickly between the new residents and the ICC, as many services and amenities were scrapped in favor of more residential blocks.
This included a lack of schools, paved roads, green areas, as well as a lack of means of transportation connecting the residents to the other parts of Barcelona and Hospitalet.

The gradual change from a semi-rural residential area into one of the most densely populated housing estates in Europe lead the neighbours to organise and offer resistance to the ICC’s plans.

The residents’ strong protests between 1973 and 1976 under the banner of ‘No mes Bloques’ (no more blocks) finally lead to an agreement which, following an underpass to safely cross Gran Via and a series of schools, left the neighbourhood in a position to grow into what it is today.
Among its many green areas Bellvitge hosts several educational facilities including a University, as well as two large hospitals and an expert medical faculty.