Pedralbes is an area within Barcelona, close to all of the city’s most famous sights. Within a few minutes of your self-catering apartment in Pedralbes you could enjoy endless shopping, all kinds of entertainment, dining and sightseeing, in a city with more than 2,000 years of history.
At a self-catering apartment in Pedralbes you’ll find yourself within walking distance of some of Barcelona’s most celebrated attractions. Passeig de Gracia is particularly close and is one of the city’s main thoroughfares. It’s ideal if you’d like to indulge in a little upscale shopping, while it’s also home to some of Gaudi’s most famous architecture. Here you’ll find Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.
Parc Guell in Gracia is another spot where you can see Gaudi’s work – this gardem complex offers excellent views of the city, and has been inscribed into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, along with the architect’s other prominent buildings in Barcelona, like the Sagrada Familia in Eixample, just minutes on the metro from Pedralbes holiday apartments.
The harbour cable car remains a popular attraction for tourists, connecting Barceloneta with Montjuic. It’s a remnant of Barcelona’s International Exposition in 1929.
Ciutat Vella is the place to go for boutique shopping and stylish eateries, with the large public market of La Bouqeria an essential experience. While there are also a number of branches of El Corte Ingles throughout the city, offering everything you could you need in one department store. Also in Ciutat Vella, a short way from Pedralbes holiday accommodation, is La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous pedestrian walkway.
The Roman city of Tarragona sits about an hour southwest of Pedralbes holiday villas. This city was the centre the entire Roman Empire for a brief period 2,000 years ago, and many of the main landmarks can still be seen today. Meanwhile, to the north is Girona, a city with a spectacular old-town that still boasts a medieval Jewish quarter.
At a Pedralbes self-catering holiday apartment you’ll be able to expect warm weather if you arrive during the summer months. Temperatures often exceed 30 degrees in June, July and August. Winters tend to be mild, with a bit more rain, although there are plenty of sunny days all year round.
Pedralbes apartment rentals are around 10 kilometres from Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN). There are cheap flights to this destination with low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair, departing from cities throughout the UK and Europe. Via Ryanair you can go from Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Edinburgh (EDI). easyJet offers regular services between this airport and Liverpool (LPL), Newcastle (NCL), London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and London-Stansted (STN).