HomeAway has a range of holiday homes and apartments in La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample. This dynamic part of Barcelona has abundant dining and shopping, and is particularly handy if you’re in town for culture. There are world-class museums, performance venues and public art all close by. What’s more, La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample apartments are superbly connected, with Metro stops and Sants, the city’s main rail terminal in the area. La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample holiday homes would be a fantastic, fuss-free solution for anyone who wants a stylish, easy-to-reach space at the heart of Barcelona.
-Architecture. In the local Parc de Joan Miró you’ll see a Barcelona landmark, and an exquisite piece of public art – Miró’s Woman and Bird, a 21-metre high sculpture. In l’Eixample you’ll be surrounded by Catalan modernist architecture – must see pieces include the Sagrada Família church and the curvy Pedrera, both of which you can enter and explore.
-Attractions. The Ciutat Vella is close, and you can walk Las Ramblas, the famous tree-lined walkway that extends to the waterfront. You could head to the Aquarium Barcelona, an excellent modern attraction, or ride the aerial tramway from Montjüic to Barceloneta. There are also museums galore – the six best art galleries can be visited on one “ArTicket”.
-Nightlife. For people of all ages Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore when the sun goes down. Younger visitors could head to clubs like the converted warehouse, Razzmatazz, or the Balearic-style beach venue Mac Arena Mar, in San Adrià de Besòs. For high culture you’ll find the Gran Teatre de Liceu, a premier Opera venue, a few minutes away in the Ciutat Vella.
-Beaches. Barcelona is also a beach destination, thanks to the sandy shoreline that makes up much of the city’s waterfront. These beaches are clean, attended by lifeguards and complemented by great shops and other facilities. Sant Sebastià is the nearest, but there are other great options as you move away from the harbour, at La Mar Bella, La Nova Icária and Playa del Bogatell.
-Shopping. For an authentic shopping experience you could head to the Ninot Market, which is the less touristy equivalent to La Bouqeria, and has recently undergone a spectacular refurbishment. It has all kinds of fresh produce. Fashion shopping is available throughout this part of the city – a host of one-off independent shops can be found across the Ciutat Vella, as well as the at the Maremagnum mall in Barceloneta.
Barcelona is a city with classic Mediterranean weather, bringing warm summers and mild, sunny winters. If you visit in July or August you will get long, unbroken spells of hot and clear weather, with daily temperatures in the upper-20s. There’s a little more rainfall towards the end of the summer, arriving in the shape of storms. Take a winter break at a holiday rental in La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample, and you’ll most likely encounter moderate conditions, with frosts very rare at night, and no need for a heavy coat during the day.
You can get to a holiday home in La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample from abroad by flying to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). It’s an important transport hub for Spain, and is served by a wealth of airlines, with plenty of routes to and from the UK. Once you arrive it’s relatively straightforward to get to La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample – you can use the suburban railway R2, changing at Barcelona Sants for the Metro. Nearby Entença is just one stop from Sants on the L5. You could also get the TMB bus to Plaça Espanya, which is also just a couple of Metro stops from La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample.