Destination guide

Discover a world of Roman history at a Port de Mataro villa

Port de Mataro is a historic community of Barcelona that dates back to Roman times in the 1st century BCE. You can see a lot of that history for yourself with sites like the Roman villa of Can Llauder and Casa Parera all located around the area. There's also a beach and several festivals celebrated here including the famous Carnaval. Villas near Barcelona tend to be relatively varied, so you'll find both luxury options and affordable rentals. Just keep in mind that anything with historical significance is going to lean more towards the luxurious side of the spectrum.<

Things to do

Museums and Mataró go hand in hand

Mataró might have a long history, but it's more concealed than what you'll find between the Gothic streets of Barcelona. That's where the Mataró Museum comes in. It's laden with carved busts of noble Romans from when the town was a bustling port of the mighty empire. It's also got curious works of Modernism and engravings by the master Goya. From there, it's just a short hop to the Mataro Art Contemporani to keep the culture flowing. That cutting-edge exhibition space has everything from graffiti murals to surrealist installation work. It's sure to get you thinking.


Mataró's a city of different faces

Stroll between the grand blocks of Mataró and you'll find yourself lost in crisscrossing grids of gilded 17th-century palaces and pretty squares. That all changes as you hit the area of Lluro, where the preserved remains of mosaic-dressed villas and bathhouses reveal the Roman past of the city. Those looking to bag Mataró holiday rentals on the marina are in for a medley of tapas kitchens and seafood restaurants, instead. That's also the place to go if you're looking to get out on the Med – yacht charters and boat hires are everywhere around the quays.


Mataró is magical in the rays

This Catalan port town certainly has enough culture, art and local life to keep Mataró holiday rentals an attractive prospect for city breakers in the winter months between December and January. However, if you prefer al fresco dining on the Med, days beachcombing along the Costa Brava sands and touring hot Spanish streets, you might be better off waiting for the summer. That runs between May and August. Autumn, in September and October, is a top pick for those looking to hike in the nearby sierras.

Natural features

Mataró is wedged on the coast

You can see the hills of Catalonia in a haze of greenery behind the blocks of Mataró. Many travellers will even seek out the luxury Mataró holiday rentals with pools up on the wooded ridges that surround the city. This will provide panoramas of sandy beachfronts and doorstep access to the trails of the Natural Park of Montnegre i el Corredor. Wild and largely untouched, the latter's got adrenaline-pumping canopy adventures and plenty of marked walks, all wriggling through oak forests and past natural ponds in the shadow of the rising Coast Serralada massifs.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Mataro

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 25.8 mi (41.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), which is 29 mi (46.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Mataro Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mataró?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 707 holiday lettings around Mataró. From 264 flats & apartments to 105 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 Mataró?

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 Mataró:

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

  • Mataro Beach: 4,686 holiday lettings
  • Mataro Station: 4,722 holiday lettings
  • El Raval: 1,402 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona City Council: 3,694 holiday lettings
  • Francesc Macia Plaza: 4,359 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mataró listed on 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 Mataró?

Yes, of course. offers 264 Flats in Mataró. Our other popular types of Mataró holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 261 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 9 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mataró?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 430 holiday homes with pool available in Mataró. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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