Destination guide

Why people love visiting arty Barcelona

Take a holiday to Barcelona and enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and museums. Well known for its monuments, cathedral and shopping, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Palau de la Musica Catalana, Sagrada Familia and Gran Teatre del Liceu are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Barcelona

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Barcelona a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rambla del Raval (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • La Rambla (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Bubbleparc (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Barcelona Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Carrer Montcada (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Barcelona Zoo (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Barcelona

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Barcelona is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Montjuic (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Barceloneta Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Mar Bella Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Park Guell (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Placa de la Sardana (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Barcelona

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), which is 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station, Plaça de Catalunya Station and Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Barcelona by catching a ride on the metro at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station or Liceu Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Barcelona?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,659 holiday rentals around Barcelona. From 1,730 villas to 3,771 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Barcelona is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Barcelona?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Barcelona. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Barcelona: 3,241 holiday rentals
  • Sitges: 1,218 holiday rentals
  • La Rambla: 3,380 holiday rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 1,680 holiday rentals
  • Castelldefels: 773 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Barcelona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Barcelona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Barcelona with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Barcelona: 3,241 holiday homes
  • Sitges: 1,218 holiday homes
  • Castelldefels: 773 holiday homes
  • Sant Pere de Ribes: 863 holiday homes
  • Canyelles: 1,297 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Barcelona?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Barcelona. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Rambla: 3,380 holiday rentals
  • Bunker del Carmel: 3,390 holiday rentals
  • El Raval: 1,106 holiday rentals
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station: 3,375 holiday rentals
  • CEM Maritim: 3,371 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barcelona listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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