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Destination guide

Explore the Province of Barcelona from holiday lettings

One huge cut-out of Catalonia, the Province of Barcelona is best-known for its namesake city. But while the home of Antoni Gaudi continues to pulse with its sleepless La Rambla and soaring Sagrada spires, the rest of the region is a place distinctly more off-the-beaten-track. You'll discover its wonders rising with the massifs of the Sierra de la Marina and the Sant Llorenc del Munt, hiding mysterious monasteries and pine-shrouded villages. There are loads of Province of Barcelona holiday rentals to pick from, ranging from villas in the hills to stylish pads close to happening Sitges and the Costa Brava.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Province of Barcelona holiday lettings

Province of Barcelona holiday rentals in Barcelona itself can't help but be surrounded by culture and heritage. It oozes from the ornate spires of the Sagrada Familia, the Cubist portraiture of the Picasso Museum and the opulent MNAC with its ecclesiastical frescos and wood carvings. A jaunt to the Montserrat Monastery promises even more grandeur in the mountains, while the Episcopal Museum in Vic and the Maricel Museum in Sitges promise masterworks of religious and Romanesque leanings.

Activities

Things to do near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

The greater Province of Barcelona is ripe for budding adventurers. As the sierras rise and rise away from the coast, there are miles of winding roadways to purr around on the motorbike or in a rental car, each revealing hidden mountain towns like ancient Vic and Berga sat in the shadow of the Pyrenees. Hiking the massifs is a great way to get a feel for the untrodden character of this hilly land, while long-distance cycling, camping, ad hoc picnic stops and charming weekend markets are also all on the menu.

Weather

Best time to travel to Province of Barcelona holiday homes

It's not surprising that most travellers wait for the summer months of June, July and August to go looking for those Province of Barcelona holiday rentals with a pool – the scorching temperatures between the 20s and the 30s are perfect for lapping up the rays by the edge of the water. Others will prefer to bag a stay here in spring or autumn. That's because months like April, May, September and October see far fewer people flocking to the cultural attractions in the cities and mountain towns.

Natural features

High above the beaches in Province of Barcelona

The Province of Barcelona encompasses the wide sands of Sitges and long stretches of the rock-ribbed Costa Brava – one of the lesser-known sections of the Spanish coast, famed for its rugged bays and clear blue seas. As you move inland from that, you'll pass a montage of low hills and sierras that quickly become shrouded in pine woods and peppered with monasteries. It's up there that reserves like Sant Llorenc del Munt, Serra del Catllaras and Valls de l'Anoia host hikers between their grassy meadows and sculpted peaks.

How to get there

Transport to and around Barcelona

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), which is 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station, Plaça de Catalunya Station and Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Barcelona by catching a ride on the metro at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station or Liceu Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

Families with small children can find plenty of kid-friendly attractions for a memorable trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a circular fountain with water and light shows choreographed to music, and Ciutadella Park, a formal park with a zoo, boating lake, ornate museums and lush nature trails. Kids will also like Tibidabo Amusement Park, a theme park with thrill rides, restaurants and picnic areas.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Province of Barcelona

Couples can find plenty of fun and excitement in Province of Barcelona attractions. Holiday homes are available near places like Casa Milà, a Catalan art nouveau period building with exhibitions and concerts, and Casa Batlló, a dragon-roofed apartment block with a museum and local artefacts. You could also explore the Gothic Quarter, a district with historic medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants.

How many holiday rentals are available around Province of Barcelona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,241 holiday lettings around Province of Barcelona. From 1,383 villas to 627 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Province of Barcelona?

Clear waters, white sands and spectacular sunsets as your backdrop. If this sounds like your idea of a holiday, now's your chance to truly bliss out. HomeAway has 1,980 beachside holiday homes. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has tons more options to browse through, including:

  • 1,967 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,488 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,164 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Province of Barcelona?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of your own apartment. You can take your pick from 6,227 different options on HomeAway. If you make your reservation quick, you could be spending as little as £22 per night. If that doesn't agree with your group's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 1,673 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £17 per night.
  • Villa: 1,279 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Cottage: 583 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.

Can I stay in Province of Barcelona in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable holiday is catching up with loved ones in an entirely new place. If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help you. Apartment holiday rentals are the preferred choice for large groups of visitors, with 1,756 available here. The rental properties that are suitable for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 2,426 rental properties suitable for that size. Spend a night from just £25.
  • Need somewhere for 8 people? We have 1,260 that will suit. Prices begin at just £13 a night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We offer 1,178 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices start from £24 per night.

You and all your buddies will be more than satisfied when you book your Province of Barcelona holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Province of Barcelona?

Bid farewell to soulless chain-hotel rooms! Cherish the flexibility of living like a local in an affordable holiday rental instead. Check out all the great options that can be booked now on HomeAway. Sabadell is a great area to take a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 4,038 holiday rentals, and the average price is a modest £61 per night. Calella is another good option. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £125 per night.

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