Destination guide

Fashion, sports and culture await in Barcelona apartments

Barcelona, located on the northeastern coast of the Catalonia province, stands out as a thriving city with cultural and sporting events that draw in travellers. Football enthusiasts might stop by Camp Nou and cheer on the FC Barcelona team when they score goals. Barcelona is a fashion hot spot, and you can walk down La Rambla to visit the stylish shops. You'll admire the distinctive architecture and towering spires of La Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic basilica. When you stay at a Barcelona apartment, you can look out from your balcony at the city's impressive skyline, which showcases hills and skyscrapers

Things to do

Sightseeing near Barcelona holiday lettings

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.


Things to do near Barcelona holiday homes

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.


Best time to travel to your Barcelona holiday rental

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transport to and around Barcelona

Fly into Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station, Plaça de Catalunya Station and Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Barcelona by jumping on the metro at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station or Liceu Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly activities near Barcelona holiday rentals

Kids will love the array of activities and attractions in Barcelona. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly locations like the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a circular fountain with water and light shows set to music, and Ciutadella Park, a 19th-century formal park with a zoo, boating lakes and lush walking trails. Kids will also like the Tibidabo Amusement Park, a vast amusement park with thrill rides, restaurants and picnic areas.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Barcelona holiday rentals

With the spectacular architecture and lively city areas, Barcelona is the ultimate destination for a couple’s retreat. Romantic holiday rentals are available near places like La Rambla, a famed tree-lined walkway with historic buildings, shops and street festivals, and Montjuïc, a historic site on a hill with a cable car, harbour views, a castle and museums. You’ll also enjoy the Picasso Museum, a medieval mansion with an extensive collection of the Spanish cubist’s masterpieces.

How many holiday rentals are available around Barcelona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,181 holiday lettings around Barcelona. From 65 villas to 3,779 flats & apartments, 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 city-centre property in Barcelona?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! Nothing comes close to basing yourself in the thick of the action. HomeAway has 903 city centre holiday homes available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has loads more options to browse through, including:

  • 480 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 419 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 373 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Barcelona?

If you're keen for some space to spread out your things, kick back and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love having your very own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 3,935 different options on HomeAway. If you make your booking early, you could be spending as little as £22 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Hotel: 291 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • House: 216 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £17 per night.
  • Condo: 70 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.

Can I stay in Barcelona in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable getaway is relaxing with friends and family in an entirely new place. If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help. Why not check out the 1,098 apartment holiday rentals listed here? They're the most popular option for large groups of travellers. Rental properties around the area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 2,367 rental accommodation just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as £47.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 1,241 holiday rentals that are suitable. Prices start at £38 per night.
  • Trying to find rentals catering to 8 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 930 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as £63 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your besties to Barcelona.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Barcelona?

Reduce those pesky accommodation expenses when you organise your stay with HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of excellent holiday rentals and save heaps of cash! When it comes to discovering a fantastic deal, your first stop ought to be Almeda. Here, HomeAway has 6 holiday rentals at an average price of £114 per night. Gornal is another great option. HomeAway has 155 and the average price is around £132 per night.

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