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

Apartment Centro Born Canvis Vells 1 in Barcelona, Barcelona - 6 persons, 2 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Canvis Vells 1. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.2 km from the sea, 1.2 km from the beach. Public car park at 290 m, extra. Railway station Estació de França ...

Apartment Centro Born Montcada 2 in Barcelona, Barcelona - 8 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Montcada 2. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.5 km from the sea, 1.5 km from the beach. Public car park at 300 m, extra. Railway station Estació de França 500 ...

Apartment Centro Born Montcada 1 in Barcelona, Barcelona - 6 persons, 2 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Montcada 1. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.5 km from the sea, 1.5 km from the beach. Public car park at 300 m, extra. Railway station Estació de França 550 ...

Apartment Centro Born Passeig Born in Barcelona, Barcelona - 8 persons, 4 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Passeig Born. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.4 km from the sea, 1.4 km from the beach. Public car park at 180 m, extra. Shop 10 m, restaurant, bar 50 m, rai...

Apartment Centro Born Picasso B in Barcelona, Barcelona - 8 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Picasso B. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.6 km from the sea, 1.6 km from the beach. Public car park at 250 m, extra. Railway station Estació de França 550 m...

Apartment Centro Born Picasso A in Barcelona, Barcelona - 8 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Picasso A. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.6 km from the sea, 1.6 km from the beach. Public car park at 250 m, extra. Railway station Estació de França 600 m...

Apartment Centro Born Duplex Luxury in Barcelona, Barcelona - 6 persons, 2 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Centre: Apartment block Centro Born Duplex Luxury. In the centre, in a central, busy position, 1.3 km from the sea, 1.3 km from the beach. In the house: lift. Public car park at 290 m, extra. Railway station...

Apartment Eixample Esquerre Balmes Provença in Barcelona, Barcelona - 8 persons, 4 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Eixample Esquerra: Typical Eixemple Barcelones building from the beginning of the 20th century, in a good position only a short distance from the Paseo de Gracia. Steps from the lift door. VERY STRICT COMMUN...

Apartment Eixample Esquerre Balmes Paris in Barcelona, Barcelona - 6 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Eixample Esquerra: Old, historical apartment block Eixample Esquerre Balmes Paris, 5 storeys, built in 1900. In a central position, 4 km from the sea, 4 km from the beach. In the house: lift. Public car park...

Apartment Eixample Dret Independència València in Barcelona, Barcelona - 5 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Eixample Dret: Apartment block Eixample Dret Independència València. In a central position, 2.6 km from the sea, 2.6 km from the beach. In the house: lift. Public car park at 400 m, extra. Supermarket 20 m, ...

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