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Destination guide

A city that proves the world needs more siestas

Catalonia's capital city of Barcelona sprawls along the Balearic coast, and is known for its unparalleled nightlife, vibrant museum scene and stunning architecture. Whether you spend all your time immersed in the quirky world of Antoni Gaudi or sipping cava on 1 of the city's many sandy beaches, there's truly something for everyone here. Enjoy tapas and flamenco late into the evening, and make time to celebrate the Spanish art of the siesta each afternoon. Explore Barcelona vacation rentals in the heart of the city or along its stunning coast. Either way, you can't go wrong!

Things to do

Museums for miles, and surrounded by natural beauty to boot

Don't be surprised if you spend most of your time in 1 of Barcelona's renowned museums. Antoni Gaudi is everywhere, so it should be easy to visit his famous Casa Mila, the whimsical Park Guell and the stunning Sagrada Familia. Meanwhile, art lovers interested in expanding their local knowledge will also love the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, which houses an extensive collection of Catalan art. For the kids in your crew who need a break from all the peace and quiet, hit up the Aquarium Barcelona or the Barcelona Zoo.

Activities

Festival hopping all day, flamenco dancing all night

Barcelona's cultural scene is 1 to be savoured, so you can fully appreciate the city's sights, sounds and smells. Take a Catalan cooking class to truly appreciate the local flavours or go shopping on Las Ramblas. Cap your day with a flamenco performance and a glass (or more) of cava. Barcelona is also known for its colourful street festivals, which are a huge hit for all ages. If you find that the noise of the city gets to be a bit too much, escape to the beach for some sun, sand and an outdoor siesta.

Weather

Caliente days in summer, fresco nights all year

In spring and fall, you can expect Barcelona to have warm and breezy days and cool, comfortable nights. Consider visiting from April through June or September through November, especially if you're aiming to avoid peak-season crowds and prices. If the beach is a priority, skip browsing Barcelona vacation rentals for winter. Temperatures are mild this time of year, but you'll still find grey and drizzly weather, making indoor activities a requirement. Instead, plan a trip for June through early September if you want to spend your days among the throngs of fellow travellers and enjoy the city's best beaches.

Natural highlights

Start your day at sea level, and end it in the mountains

Sprawled along the Iberian peninsula's northeast coast, Catalonia's capital city serves as Spain's main Mediterranean port. Thanks to plenty of warm, sandy beaches, Barcelona also offers laid-back days by the sea and wild nights out, either in the beachfront clubs or in the city. Farther inland, Barcelona is bordered by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, with Mount Tibidabo as its highest point. So ask yourself this: Do you limit your search to Barcelona vacation rentals in the mountains, in the city or by the sea?

How to get there

Transport to and around Barcelona

Fly into Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station, Plaça de Catalunya Station and Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Barcelona by jumping on the metro at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station or Liceu Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Barcelona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,979 holiday rentals around Barcelona. From 3,595 flats & apartments to 68 villas, 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Barcelona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Barcelona:

  • Horta - Guinardó: 715 holiday homes
  • Sants-Montjuïc: 2,212 holiday homes
  • Gràcia: 1,873 holiday homes
  • Sant Marti: 3,034 holiday homes
  • Hostafrancs: 388 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barcelona?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Barcelona. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Las Ramblas: 4,295 holiday rentals
  • Bunker del Carmel: 4,319 holiday rentals
  • El Raval: 1,386 holiday rentals
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station: 4,302 holiday rentals
  • CEM Maritim: 4,292 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barcelona listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Barcelona?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 3,595 Condos/Apartments in Barcelona. Our other popular types of Barcelona holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 68 holiday houses
  • Houses: 213 holiday houses
  • Bed & breakfasts: 18 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barcelona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 526 holiday homes with pool available in Barcelona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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