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Destination guide

Badalona is Barcelona's little brother

After the bustle of Barceloneta Beach, but before the rugged stretches of the Costa Brava, Badalona is a stepping stone between the urban mass of Catalonia's capital and the wilder reaches of north-eastern Spain. It's a city in its own right, home to La Rambla, a palm-shaded boulevard, and an inviting ribbon of wave-washed sand. Badalona holiday rentals mean balancing the bucket-list sights of Barcelona, such as Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter, with a more off-the-beaten-path medley of Roman ruins, Med-side promenades and Spanish farmers' markets.

Things to do

History lessons in ancient Badalona

Badalona is old, dating back to when the Romans were the rulers of Spain in the 3rd century. If you'd like to explore that long history, there's nowhere better than the Badalona Museum. It sits atop the excavated remains of ancient bathhouses and forums, offering an in-situ glimpse of a city beneath the city. Back on the coast is the town's other must-see attraction, the Pont Del Petroli, a once-industrial loading dock that has been converted into a lookout point that juts out over the swells of the Med.

Activities

Beachside living in Badalona

Badalona knows how to crank up the heat. In the summertime, you can bag yourself a coveted Badalona holiday rental close to the beach for doorstep access to one of the Costa Brava's finest urban runs of sand. It's powdery, warm and lapped by the sky-blue Med, and is a place to sun yourself and hop between the buzzing cocktail bars and tapas tavernas that abound. Visit in May to witness the curious Cremada del Dimoni on the seafront. The pyrotechnic festival sees huge conflagrations by the water, with fireworks, dance shows and sardine barbecues.

Weather

Sample sun and sights in Badalona

Looking to top up the tan and spend long, lazy days on the beaches of the Costa Brava? You'll love the months between June and September. This is summer in Catalonia, the time with the hottest daily highs, plenty of rays and the driest weather. If you're keen to unearth Roman ruins and hop between the sights of nearby Barcelona, it might be better to consider a winter break between November and March. Badalona holiday rentals will be more affordable then, freeing up some Euros for jaunts through the Sagrada Familia and shopping trips down La Rambla.

Natural features

Out and about in Badalona

Badalona is a coastal city. It's brushed by the Mediterranean Sea and fringed with an enticing length of sun-coloured sand that's soft and powdery. If you whiz out of town on the winding coast roads to the north, you'll soon reach the photogenic Costa Brava. Expect landscapes of rugged cliffs and pebble coves, where seabirds flit this way and that. If you go inland instead, the sierras of the Marina range take over. This land of undulating peaks is a haven for hikers, offering gravel trails through ridges dressed in gorse and scrub.

How to get there

How to get to and around Badalona

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Badalona Station. It's easy to get around Badalona by catching a ride on the metro at Badalona Pompeu Fabra Station, Pep Ventura Station or Gorg Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Badalona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,999 holiday lettings around Badalona. From 3,708 flats & apartments to 31 villas, 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.

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

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 Badalona:

  • Ciutat Vella: 1,553 holiday homes
  • Sant Marti: 3,058 holiday homes
  • Sants-Montjuïc: 2,231 holiday homes
  • L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample: 2,665 holiday homes
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi: 429 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 Badalona?

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

  • Turo d'en Bosca: 4,527 holiday lettings
  • Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona: 4,535 holiday lettings
  • Badalona Beach: 4,530 holiday lettings
  • Badalona Station: 4,533 holiday lettings
  • La Salut Station: 4,512 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Badalona listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Flats in Badalona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 3,708 Flats in Badalona. Our other popular types of Badalona holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 165 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 6 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 Badalona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 391 holiday homes with pool available in Badalona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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