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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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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #515885vb
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      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #1050765
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        • Sleeps 8
        Apartment #63246vb
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          Excellent! 4.3/5
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          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #443915
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Apartment #531798
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            Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Condo #592644vb
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #616884vb
                7
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #1990073
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (49 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #973961a
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Studio #6248160
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                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #6544769
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                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #6021285
                          16
                          Viewed 18 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (14 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Apartment #6786574
                              14
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #980329vb
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                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                  (19 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #1898743
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                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #6552249
                                    7
                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                      (74 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #599759a
                                      74
                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Good! 3.9/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                        10
                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Studio #656667vb
                                          8
                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Very Good! 4/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1084930
                                            7
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (16 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #1945549
                                              16
                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (37 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #6672659
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                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  Apartment #6796779
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    Apartment #1334279a
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                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                      24
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Condo #1635288
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                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          Studio #912810vb
                                                          9
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                                                            Apartment #1008824
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                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (27 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #850258
                                                              27
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                                24
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Good! 3.9/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Studio #618075vb
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 14 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #339292vb
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Multiple rentals Condo #1310320
                                                                        22
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #6906544
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1099337
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #1803697
                                                                              16
                                                                              Viewed 33 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #4089727
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6757197
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #4017112
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 8 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 16 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 54 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 30 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 30 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 10 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 7 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 21 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 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Very good

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A small cosy appartment next to the beach. Has a supermarket on the corner and a returant with good food near aswell. Very quiet place and peaceful. Plus if you are looking for a good night sleep aftet a long day the bed a very comfortable, one of the best beds i have slept in.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017