Find the best place to stay — Barcelona

Where to stay around Barcelona?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,218 holiday lettings near Barcelona. From 4,427 apartments to 479 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Barcelona is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Barcelona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Barcelona:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,669 holiday homes
  • El Born: 1,152 holiday homes
  • El Poblenou: 383 holiday homes
  • La Barceloneta: 694 holiday homes
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,654 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barcelona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Barcelona. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Las Ramblas: 5,112 holiday lettings
  • European Museum of Modern Art: 5,114 holiday lettings
  • Plaça de Catalunya: 5,444 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona City Council: 5,112 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 5,112 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Barcelona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Barcelona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4,427 apartments in Barcelona. Our other popular types of Barcelona holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 479 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 96 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 92 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barcelona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 580 holiday homes with pool available in Barcelona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Barcelona, proudly different

    Defiantly different to Madrid, Barcelona is every inch the rebellious Catalan capital. From the sleepless cantina bars of La Rambla to the gargoyle-topped churches of the Gothic Quarter, it pulses with life and energy. It's difficult to pin down its style, what with the bulbous domes of the Casa Mila and the mind-boggling filigrees of the Sagrada Familia all towering overhead. Art bursts from every corner – the museums are nothing short of world class. And there's an urban beach, erupting with sizzling fish BBQs and volleyball when the sun shines. Bag your Barcelona holiday rentals to explore it all this year.

    Culture by the bucket load in Barcelona

    It's easy to get hands-on with Barcelona's rich culture. Follow your nose to the shrimp-sizzling, chilli-packed tapas bars to try your hand at the local Catalan cuisine. Enlist the help of foodie guides to reveal the finest fish bistros along the promenades at Barceloneta Beach. Flit between the cathedral spires and markets of the Gothic Quarter, listening to tales of Spanish adventurers and kings. Hit the shopping drag of La Rambla, touting a credit card in the face of chic fashion boutiques and style emporiums. There's loads.

    Museums and more in Barcelona

    No trip to the buzzing Catalan capital could possibly be complete without swinging by the soaring Sagrada Familia. This UNESCO site is a veritable symbol of the city, looming high with a perplexing array of turrets above its intricately carved facade. After that, the Museu Picasso awaits with even more in the way of strange artistry – it's got over 4,000 works by the iconic Spanish master of cubism and curiosity. The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya caps them all off with Renaissance portraits by El Greco, Gothic triptychs and modern art alike.

    Barcelona – never a bad time

    There's never really a bad time to hop down to Barcelona. The cultural musts are always there – they might even be better viewed in the winter months between November and March when there are fewer crowds. If you prefer sun and Spanish al fresco living, think about booking Barcelona holiday rentals with a balcony for the warmer seasons. They start with spring in April and May and get scorching for the high summer between June and August. Autumn, in September and October, can be a good option for those looking to hit the hiking trails of the surrounding mountains.

    Barcelona holiday rentals enfolded by seas and hills

    Barcelona stretches across the wide coastal plain between the Catalan sierras and the Balearic Sea. Powdery Barceloneta Beach is where the action's at in the summer, or up on the more rugged and wild headlands of the Costa Brava to the north. The other side of town is bordered by rising hills, beginning with the bluffs of the Collserola, clothed in oaks and heathland, home to eagles and wild boar. Keep going and you'll discover the chiselled ridges of the famous Montserrat mountain, home to the mysterious monastery hiding secrets of the Holy Grail.