Barcelona family holidays

Treat your family to an unforgettable Catalan holiday


Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
HomeAway travel expert

Barcelona family holidays Barcelona is famous for three things: culture, weather and football. Spain’s second-largest city promises a triumvirate of treats, with all the museums, sunshine and soccer you could ever wish for. Whether your idea of a holiday involves doing as little as possible or ticking off as many attractions as you can, Barca is game for the challenge. Spend a week in the Catalan capital and you’ll return sporting a new tan, an appreciation for Spanish culture and a reinvigorated lust for life. Better still, take the whole family and check in to a luxury apartment in the heart of the city.

As a casual glance at HomeAway Holiday Rentals will reveal, there are thousands of Barcelona properties to choose from. Finding a holiday home that’s within your budget couldn’t be simpler. After booking your accommodation, your next step will be to consult our Barcelona holiday guide prior to jetting off. If you’re taking the family to Barcelona, be sure to catch these indescribably good attractions.



Top family-friendly areas on Barcelona holidays


Ciutat Vella Barcelona family holidays - Ciutat Vella

Ciutat Vella – which literally means ‘old city’ – is Barcelona’s most ancient district. Flanked by the warm embrace of the Mediterranean, Ciutat Vella serves as a de facto meeting point within the city. Take a stroll along Las Ramblas, the famous boulevard that extends all the way to the sea. Las Ramblas is known for its specialities; expect to find flowers, locally-produced art and even birds for sale on this bustling pedestrian thoroughfare. What else would you like to fit in during your Barca break: an open-air concert? Windsurfing lessons? Skateboardin g at the Plaça Angels? The kids are more likely to enjoy the latter, but in saying that, there are no rules – it’s your holiday. Go wild if you want to (in moderation, of course!).

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Barcelona family holidays -  Sants-Montjuïc

Situated to the south of the city, Sants-Montjuïc is a large district with a population of almost 180,000. Book in to a holiday apartment here and the whole of Barcelona is yours to explore at your leisure. Admire the art nouveau jewellery on sale in the quaint street markets; marvel at the city’s iconic architecture and take a tour of the old Roman city. If you’re into your history, you’ll relish the tale that Barca has to tell: one of shifting trade routes, ancient civilisations and modern art. From Roman frescoes to the latest contemporary pieces, Barcelona is a city that acknowledges its past whilst embracing the present. It’s the quintessential 21st century European city.


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Centro – Plaça de Catalunya Barcelona family holidays -  Centro, Plaça de Catalunya

Should you wind up staying in the very centre of Barcelona, you’ll be right next to Plaça de Catalunya. Here, in the city’s largest public square, the juxtaposition between the old and the new is perfectly encapsulated. Amidst the fountains and statues, there is one monument that stands out clearly – that of Francesc Macià. This incongruous edifice which resembles an inverted set of stairs is a sight to behold. While the kids won’t want to spend their entire trip stocking up on culture, a visit to the Picasso Museum is highly recommended. When the rain in Spain starts to fall mainly on the plain, the museum is the perfect way to while away an afternoon.


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Eixample Barcelona family holidays -  Eixample

Eixample’s long, straight streets – reminiscent of New York’s grid pattern – were created with the intention of managing traffic and maximising sunlight. At each intersection, the streets broaden, enhancing visibility and creating a relaxed social space. While staying in the Eixample district, your family may want to sample some of the sporting action for which Barca is renowned. The city boasts excellent golf, swimming and cycling facilities, while athletics have boasted excellent facilities ever since the 1992 Olympics. No trip to Barcelona would be complete without paying a visit to the Nou Camp, Barcelona FC’s awe-inspiring stadium which is one of the largest in the world.

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Barcelona family holidays -  Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

One of Barcelona’s largest districts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi can be traced back to the year 987. Today, it retains its village feel, in spite of having been long since integrated into the city. If you’re staying here for a few days, be sure to check out Mercat de Sarrià as well as trekking to the nearby Collserola mountains. Here, from the Observatori Fabra, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views over the city. If you like good food, drink and weather, you’ll love Barcelona. With its exquisite blend of culture and children’s attractions – including theme parks and play centres – it’s the perfect family destination.

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Barcelona Holiday Apartments

Manhattan Suites Duplex

The Manhattan Suites Duplex is a sunny apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, internet Wifi, and a 12m2 terrace with a table where you can enjoy of a great meal. It is ideal for families or groups of friends. The Manhattan Suites ...

Central, Cozy, Large And Sunny Flat In Lively Neighborhood

Nice modern apartment 98sqm totally refurbished in a bohemian building of 1910. It is composed by: * 2 bedrooms (with king and queen size bed) * Large sitting and dining room * Big and fully equipped kitchen * Sunny covered veranda of 12 square m...

Rural Hotel in Barcelona - Suite

Hotel rural Molí de la Torre combines the comfort with the history of the 19th century to achieve a marvellous place to be relaxed and to enjoy the week end. In the 19th century was built a textile enterprise, near the river Tenes, in an ancient m...

Designer Barcelona 2BR/2BA Apt. w/ Plasma TV & Terrace

In 2009 sees the light this Vintage that has been maturing white oak flavors, melis woods and essences of ancient stone, since the 17th century. The intense finish in mouth and especially in our soul leaves toasted memories and red berries, an a...

30% off - Pg de Gràcia Designer 3BR

Every detail taken care of, exquisite furnishings, state of the art amenities and furnishings. Maaster bedroom with ensuite bath - jetted bathtub and shower. To build a following of great fans, the first 10 bookings get 30% off regular Airbnb rate...

Luxury 2BR/2BA Apartment center BCN 1 min to metro

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Elite Apt. in Barcelona w/ Furnished Office & Terrace near Turo Parc

Even the most cutting-edge executive needs to feel enveloped in a bright, warm space at the end of a hard-working day, and Mira makes sure that no aspect of the jet setter life is wanting. This executive apartment overlooks the majestic urban Tur...

Bright & Modern Loft w/Impressive Art Décor & Open Floor Plan in Spain

The true meaning of luxury can be defined in one word space. Well, this magnificent loft has it in spaces, a whole new lifestyle concept, no obstacles in your line of sight, no hassles, no tiny bedrooms, only ambiance created by the way you distri...

Impressive 3BR Apt. in Barcelona w/ Large Windows & Courtyard Terrace

*** ONLY AVAILABLE FOR MINIMUM 30 NIGHTS *** Modernist style, antique ceilings, period furniture ... these are the guidelines of our spectacular Le Palais II apartment wich will make you feel part of an outstanding place. The impressive high cof...

Ideal for Business Meetings, Sleek 4BR/4BA Barcelona Apt. w/ Balcony

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