Sabadell is a town in the Barcelona province, not far from the Catalan capital and within a comfortable drive of large areas of natural beauty and the Mediterranean coast, where you’ll find some lovely beaches and plenty of water-based activities. All around Sabadell holiday apartments are picturesque villages and sites of historical interest.
The town around Sabadell holiday rentals offers a number of interesting attractions. There’s the History Museum, which recounts the story of the region, charting its industrialisation and offering a number of artefacts from the Roman era. There’s also a high-profile art museum here, with collections bequeathed by wealthy local families and a permanent Art Nouveau exhibition. Casa Duran is a preserved example of a traditional rural house dating to the 1500s. The Sant Nicolau church is remnant of the historic settlement of Arraona and states to the 1000s.
A little way outside the town, about 10 minutes by car from Sabadell self-catering apartments is the Sant Llorenc Natural Park, famous for its eponymous monastery, which sits atop its tallest peak. It’s a lovely setting for a rural walk or bike ride.
If you’d like a day at the beach then the coast is only 20 minutes from villas in Sabadell, and there are a host sublime beaches to be found just outside Barcelona. Premia de Mar offers an inviting stretch of sand, while a little way along the coast is Mataro, a popular water sports destination with a number of excellent diving sites.
Sabadell is no more than 20 minutes from the city of Barcelona, which offers a huge variety of attractions and options for dining and shopping. The Catalan National Art Museum offers impressive collections of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance Art. For shopping, the Boqueria, just off the Rambla in Ciutat Vella is an historic fresh produce market and an essential experience. Also worth seeing are Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, which include La Sagrada Familia church and Parc Guell.
In Sabadell you’ll experience a Mediterranean climate, which makes for warm, sunny weather from spring through to autumn. If you arrive at a Sabadell vacation rental in mid-summer you can expect highs above 20 degrees. Winters in this part of Spain are mostly mild, with a bit more rain.
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) is under 45 minutes by car from holiday accommodation in Sabadell. Ryanair offers flights from Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford, while you can reach this destination via easyJet from Liverpool (LPL), London-Stansted (STN), Luton (LUT), Gatwick (LGW), Newcastle (NCL) and Bristol (BRS).