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

Fine Place in Barcelona

Beautiful, cozy, bright and clean apartment 65 square meters will gladly accept good people! Capacity: 4 adults + children up to 4 years (special kid’s bad is available for free). Quiet bedroom, Сool (real cool) apartment, Great location and Lar...

Gracia II Apartment

The Gracia II apartment is a rental apartment in Barcelona, in the neighborhood of Gracia, with air conditioning, ADSL WIFI Internet access and elevator. It is ideal for families who want to be in a safer area and full of live. It is a holiday a...

Luxury Vila Olimpica Beach Apartment

Luxury Vila Olimpica Beach apartment is a luxury apartment located in the middle of the emblematic Vila Olimpica maritime district that has incredible sea views. This high standing tourist apartment is provided with free Internet-WiFi, air conditi...

Vila Olimpica Beach Apartment

The Vila Olimpica Beach apartment is one of our sunny apartments in Barcelona with cable internet connection, air conditioning, parking and very close to the beach. This holiday apartment in Barcelona consists of: a double bedroom with a double ...

Sant Pau Building 3 - Sagrada Familia

The Sant Pau building 3 - Sagrada Familia is a sunny apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, internet Wifi, balcony, terrace and elevator. It is ideal for families or groups of friends because it’s part of an apartment group in the ...

Sant Pau Building 2-2 - Sagrada Familia Apartment

The Sant Pau building 2-2 - Sagrada Familia is a sunny apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, internet ADSL-Wifi, balcony, terrace and elevator. It is ideal for families or groups of friends because it’s part of an apartment group ...

Sant Pau Building 1-2 - Sagrada Familia Apartment

The Sant Pau building 1-2 - Sagrada Familia is a sunny apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, internet Wifi, balcony and elevator. It is ideal for families or groups of friends because it’s part of an apartment group in the same bu...

Sant Pau Barcelona Suites

The Sant Pau – Sagrada Familia apartment is one of our apartments for rent in Barcelona with terrace and internet connection with ADSL-Wifi. This modern flat is close to the Sagrada Familia and is ideal for families who prefer to be in a quieter a...

Universitat Central Suites

The Universitat – Ramblas apartment is one of our holiday apartments in Barcelona with four rooms, air conditioning, a free internet ADSL connection with Wi-Fi and ideal for big families or friends. It is located in the heart of the city, within w...

Luxury Gaudi Suites I Apartment (1-4)

The Luxury Gaudi Suites I apartment is a beautiful apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, Internet and parking. Its location, very close to Paseo de Gracia and Diagonal, makes it ideal for business or tourism. This apartment renta...

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