Holiday apartments in El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot enable visitors to enjoy Barcelona like locals. This neighbourhood is residential and set just away from the bustling centre, but still within a short walk or Metro ride to the famous Sagrada Famìlia basilica. So while the big sights are a stone’s throw away, apartments in El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot are well served for local amenities like bakeries, supermarkets and cafés. Perfect for couples, holiday rentals in El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot are beautifully presented, with tasteful furnishings and decoration, as well as useful facilities like wi-fi and air-con.
-Sights: A fantastic way to get to know Barcelona is to seek out its UNESCO-listed modernist architecture. Conveniently, one of the most spectacular buildings, the remarkable Sagrada Família basilica, is just next door to El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot. So intricate is this design that this building won’t be completed until the centenary of its architect Antoni Gaudí’s death in 2026. Other dazzling sights include La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in Eixample, and the iconic Park Güell in Gràcia.
-Culture: Barcelona is also a city for art lovers, with a host of periods and movements on display. The MNAC is a great place to start for those who want to delve into Catalan art, with exhibits that date from the early medieval period right up to the 20th century. Picasso fans can visit the museum devoted solely to his work, while the Fundació Joan Miró has more than 250 pieces by this vaunted 20th-century artist.
-Beaches: Barcelona is rated as one of the best urban beach destinations in the world, and in the summer months a visit to the beach is great for groups of friends or families with younger children. Barceloneta is easy and quick to get to on the Metro. The beach here is clean, with golden sand and a great choice of restaurants and bars to the rear.
-Food and drink: A massive range of food experiences is available in the city, catering to all tastes and budgets. Connoisseurs might want to sample the latest in modern Catalan cuisine, best represented by Michelin-starred restaurants like Cinc Sentits. For more conventional dining, fabulous tapas and pintxos are served across the city, while there’s also a highly cosmopolitan choice of international cuisine on offer.
-Shopping: Barcelona attracts shoppers of all kinds. For those out to find the best luxury brands, then Passeig de Gràcia in Eixample is a must. It is billed as Spain’s most famous street, and all the big designers can be found here, alongside sophisticated restaurants and cafés. The Gràcia area itself is just up from there, and is loved for its independent boutiques and bohemian spirit. High street shoppers will find everything they need at Portal de l’Angel near Plaça de Catalunya.
The climate in Barcelona is classified as subtropical-Mediterranean. Here, summers last from May to October and are consistently warm, bringing highs that often reach above 30°C in July and August and nightly lows that don’t fall far below 20°C. July is also the driest month of the year in what is known to be a humid city. There’s some rain in almost every season, which makes Barcelona a little greener than many Mediterranean equivalents. Winter visitors to El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot holiday rentals will encounter mild highs of 13°C in January, although it can get chilly here at night.
Getting to holiday accommodation in El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot from abroad is straightforward. Barcelona’s international airport is El Prat (BCN), which is the second in Spain in terms of size and traffic. On arrival the most direct way to reach El Camp de l’Arpa del Clot is either by taxi, or by taking the R2 commuter train to Barcelona-Sants and then switching to the L5 for Sagrada Família—some may then need to transfer to the L2 for Clot, or stay on the L5 for a couple of stops until Camp de l’Arpa.