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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
    (104 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Apartment #63246vb
    104
    Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (60 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #515885vb
      60
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (36 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Apartment #1050765
        36
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (39 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #531798
          39
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            Very Good! 4.2/5
            (50 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #443915
            50
            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (25 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1990073
              25
              Viewed 23 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
                  (48 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Apartment #973961a
                  48
                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (61 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Condo #592644vb
                    61
                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (16 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Apartment #6544769
                      16
                      Viewed 47 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
                        Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                          29
                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #6021285
                            15
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #980329vb
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                (18 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1898743
                                18
                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                  (73 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #599759a
                                  73
                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #6552249
                                    7
                                    Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1945549
                                      13
                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Good! 3.9/5
                                        (9 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                        9
                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4/5
                                          (7 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                          7
                                          Viewed 43 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (36 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #6672659
                                              36
                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #6796779
                                                Viewed 32 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Apartment #6960562
                                                    Viewed 126 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Good! 3.9/5
                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1898745
                                                      15
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (47 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Condo #1635288
                                                        47
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #1008824
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Studio #656667vb
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (24 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Apartment #651994vb
                                                              24
                                                              Viewed 29 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 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                                  23
                                                                  Viewed 23 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #850258
                                                                      26
                                                                      Viewed 17 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                                          16
                                                                          Viewed 29 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 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (37 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #449548vb
                                                                              37
                                                                              Viewed 20 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
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Apartment #6785466
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Apartment #6785465
                                                                                    3
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #3865426
                                                                                      18
                                                                                      Viewed 40 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #4017112
                                                                                          9
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (19 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Apartment #6665509
                                                                                            19
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (98 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #98594vb
                                                                                              98
                                                                                              Viewed 121 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #6757197
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1008826
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (56 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #132527vb
                                                                                                      56
                                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in central location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. Josef is a great host and always available if required to answer any query. The location is perfect with shops, restaurants and wine bars all within a minute walk. The beautiful church, Santa Maria del Mar, is just opposite and worth doing the rooftop tour. The apt is very comfortable and Air Conditioning and wi-fi worked very well. I would highly recommend staying here.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely wee flat in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Loved the flat, had everything we needed for our short break. Made to feel very welcome by Bergith. I would certainly recommend it to anyone, (as long as you're fit enough for the 4 flights of stairs].
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017