Where to stay around Ciutat Vella?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,435 holiday lettings near Ciutat Vella. From 2,201 apartments to 158 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 Ciutat Vella is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ciutat Vella?

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 Ciutat Vella:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,748 holiday homes
  • El Born: 1,201 holiday homes
  • La Barceloneta: 707 holiday homes
  • El Raval: 1,999 holiday homes
  • Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera: 1,680 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 Ciutat Vella?

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

  • Las Ramblas: 5,397 holiday lettings
  • European Museum of Modern Art: 5,405 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona City Council: 5,376 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 5,389 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona City History Museum: 5,376 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ciutat Vella 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 Ciutat Vella?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,201 apartments in Ciutat Vella. Our other popular types of Ciutat Vella holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 158 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 37 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ciutat Vella?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 60 holiday homes with pool available in Ciutat Vella. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Ciutat Vella your home away from home

    Ciutat Vella holiday apartments are found at the city’s urban heart, where there’s the best choice of restaurants, cultural attractions and shops. It’s a fabulous location for those who want seamless transport links and to be a part of Barcelona’s bustle, but villas in Ciutat Vella will still provide a stylish and peaceful hideaway after days seeing the sights and evenings on the town. Apartments in Ciutat Vella tend to be set in elegant buildings from the 19th century, but are updated inside and equipped with necessities like air-conditioning, kitchen appliances and Internet access. Accommodation here is also typically finished and decorated with real taste and imagination.  

    Things to do

    -Modernist architecture: Over the course of a couple of decades at the turn of the 20th century, Antoni Gaudí created some truly whimsical and eye-catching landmarks. The Sagrada Família Basilica is a must, as is the Parc Güell in Gràcia. In Dreta de l’Eixample you can find La Pedrera, an apartment building known for its sinuous lines and intricate balconies.  

    -Culture: Barcelona also shines for its outstanding choice of art museums. There are high-profile galleries here devoted to Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. For those who want to get acquainted with Catalan art then the National Art Museum of Catalonia has a collection that spans more than 1,000 years. Music has long been a part of life in Barcelona, from highbrow concert halls like the Gran Teatre del Liceu to a plethora of live-music venues.

    -Family attractions: One of Barcelona’s most famous sights is La Rambla, a tree-lined walkway that extends from Plaça Catalunya down to the harbour. By day it’s alive with colour, boasting street performers and flower stalls. At Barceloneta there’s L’Aquarium, the second largest in Europe, and another popular animal attraction is the Zoo, which puts an emphasis on conservation.  

    -Food and drink: A host of international cuisines can be enjoyed in this small area, but for those seeking Iberian flavours, Pintxos has taken Barcelona by storm in recent years. It’s the Basque interpretation of tapas, and the dishes, held together by toothpicks, can be very creative. Traditional tapas bars can be found across the Ciutat Vella, and there are also several famous restaurants in the area, like Mediodia and Silenus, which have modern takes on classic Catalan cuisine.  

    -Shopping: Ciutat Vella is home to many of the city’s hippest boutiques, most of which can be found in the La Ribera area. At the bottom of La Rambla there’s the redeveloped harbour, home to Maremagnum. This mall has all the big Spanish and international brands, as well as the added plus of being open on Sundays.    

    Weather in Ciutat Vella

    Ciutat Vella holiday accommodation is in a city with a mild Mediterranean climate, receiving marginally more rain than its surrounding provinces. Despite this, Barcelona still gets more than twice as much sunshine as northern Europe in summer, and three times more than northern Europe in winter. Temperatures on a normal summer’s day hit 30°C, and the warm conditions last from about May to mid-October. Winters in Barcelona are rarely cold, with highs of 13°C by day, although nightly lows in January and February can get close to freezing.  

    Travel to Ciutat Vella

    Visitors reaching their Ciutat Vella villa from abroad will generally use Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), which is one of Spain’s main air transport hubs. Plenty of airlines, from low-cost carriers to more upmarket brands, serve this destination from the UK, and there’s no shortage of flights throughout the year. After landing, tourists can take Rodalies Line 2 to Barcelona Sants, before switching to 2 Sud, which will take them to Estacio de França on the eastern side of Ciutat Vella, close to the waterfront.

    Attractions in and around Ciutat Vella

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Ciutat Vella? Don't miss landmarks such as Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Palau Guell, and unique cultural highlights such as Palau de la Musica Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Barceloneta Beach and Mar Bella Beach, and green spaces such as Montjuic and Park Guell. You could easily spend a day shopping at Las Ramblas, Maremagnum and Moll d'Espanya. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Camp Nou or Circuit de Catalunya. Activities around the area include Port Olimpic, Port Vell and Port de Barcelona. Other popular places to visit in town include Barcelona Cathedral, Arc de Triomf and Placa de Catalunya.