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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
    (62 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #515885vb
    62
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (104 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Apartment #63246vb
      104
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        Excellent! 4.3/5
        (53 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Apartment #443915
        53
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #531798
          42
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (66 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Condo #592644vb
            66
            Viewed 95 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
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (49 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #973961a
                49
                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (28 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1990073
                  28
                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (32 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Studio #6248160
                    32
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                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (16 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #6021285
                      16
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Apartment #6544769
                        17
                        Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (30 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                          30
                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #980329vb
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #6552249
                              7
                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                (19 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1898743
                                19
                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #6786574
                                  14
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Good! 3.9/5
                                    (10 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                    10
                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                      24
                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                                        (8 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Studio #656667vb
                                        8
                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                          8
                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #1945549
                                            17
                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (38 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #6672659
                                              38
                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #6796779
                                                2
                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #1334279a
                                                  22
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (49 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Condo #1635288
                                                    49
                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Studio #912810vb
                                                      9
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #1008824
                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Apartment #850258
                                                          27
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (24 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                            24
                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #6906544
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Good! 3.9/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Studio #618075vb
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Apartment #651994vb
                                                                  27
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #339292vb
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                                      22
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #4089727
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #6757197
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (39 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #449548vb
                                                                              39
                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #4017112
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (98 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #98594vb
                                                                                  98
                                                                                  Viewed 145 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (35 reviews)
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Apartment #587203vb
                                                                                    35
                                                                                    Viewed 30 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Good! 3.7/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Studio #929119vb
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8176604
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #6618717
                                                                                              9
                                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #3865426
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1898749
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #1057175
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Apartment #6665509
                                                                                                      21
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017