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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (102 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Apartment #63246vb
    102
    Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (36 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #531798
      36
      Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (60 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #515885vb
        60
        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.3/5
          (46 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #443915
          46
          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (22 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #1990073
            22
            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #616884vb
              7
              Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (14 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Apartment #6544769
                14
                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (48 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Apartment #973961a
                  48
                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (31 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Studio #6248160
                    31
                    Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (12 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #6021285
                      12
                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (59 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Condo #592644vb
                        59
                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                          (68 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #599759a
                          68
                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (28 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                            28
                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #980329vb
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Good! 3.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                8
                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                  (17 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #1898743
                                  17
                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1986205
                                    19
                                    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Good! 3.9/5
                                      (15 reviews)
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                                      • Studio
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1898745
                                      15
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Good! 3.8/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                        6
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (10 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1945549
                                          10
                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (19 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #1334279a
                                            19
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (13 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #6786574
                                              13
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #6672659
                                                33
                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (46 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Condo #1635288
                                                  46
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Apartment #651994vb
                                                    23
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #6796779
                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                        23
                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #1008824
                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                            21
                                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                              23
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Very Good! 4/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Studio #656667vb
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6552249
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #3865426
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                                      16
                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (33 reviews)
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                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #587203vb
                                                                        33
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Good! 3.9/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1906272
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1803697
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (33 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #449548vb
                                                                              33
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #2427424
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Apartment #6724392
                                                                                  18
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Apartment #6785466
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #6785465
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Studio #618075vb
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          Apartment #6960562
                                                                                          Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #850258
                                                                                            25
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Studio #912810vb
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Apartment #6665509
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #4089727
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Studio #912828vb
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #4017112
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great apartment at a excellent location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was as expected. The appartment was very nice and clean and spacious for eight people with 3 bathrooms. We used the roof terrace a lot as the weather was so great the whole time. We liked the location very much, so near the beach, the Rambla and the gothic area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Great location ,all things needed were supplied

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location the unit is clean and tidy centrally located for easy walks around the gothic area ,the beds are a little hard and the wifi irregular apart from that it did the job nicely
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017