Popular Accommodations in Barcelona
Highlights in Barcelona
- The Cathedral La Sagrada Familia
- Cycling holidays
- Camp Nou
- Strolling on the Las Rambas
Most popular in Barcelona
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Vacation rentals in Barcelona
After Paris and London, Barcelona is the most visited city in Europe and accordingly richly equipped with holiday accommodation of all price segments. If you are looking for a holiday home, you will find it especially in the area of the inner city, which is arranged like a chessboard. In neighbourhoods like Vila de Gràcia and El Guinardó you will live in modern apartments in multi-storey apartment buildings, from where you not only benefit from short distances to the most famous sights as well as to the clubs and bars, but often also have a fantastic view of Barcelona's landmark, the Cathedral La Sagrada Familia.Relax at the coast
If you are attracted to the sea, a holiday apartment in the former Olympic Village near the University and the Parc de la Ciutadella is ideal for you, especially as you can look out from your balcony directly onto the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. One of the special highlights is the former Olympic harbour, where you can spend your holidays either in a houseboat or on one of the shining white yachts, which are also rented as accommodation. Your stay around the harbour in the Barri Gothic quarter is much more rustic, with everything from cosy apartments in the narrow lanes to ultra-modern apartments at lofty heights.A vacation rental on the outskirts of town
In search of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the Catalan metropolis, you will find what you are looking for, especially in the hills of the hinterland. Nestled between lemon trees, palm trees and olive groves, there are both Mediterranean vacation rentals and rustic villas, which often not only have their own pool, but also a panoramic view of Barcelona. Thanks to large enclosed plots, these vacation rentals are also ideal for larger groups.
Holidays in Barcelona
Travelers and Activities
Where else, than in the city of the famous Antoni Gaudi, culture lovers should feel more comfortable, because besides the numerous buildings of the Mordernisme Català, to which also the cathedral La Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batlló and the Parc Guell belong, Barcelona captivates both with its Gothic quarter Barri Gòtic and with the Las Ramblas populated by small artists, cafés and merchants. Art also plays an important role in Barcelona, as evidenced by the numerous galleries and, last but not least, worthwhile exhibitions such as the Picasso Museum or the Museum of Modern Art in the Parc de Montjuic.Barcelona for night owls
As usual in southern countries, the nightlife in Barcelona starts very late, but becomes more intense and becomes a paradise for night owls. In order to bridge the time until the clubs and discotheques open, a round of bar hopping is a good idea, for which the Spaniards even have their own term (Ir de copas). In the cosy Cocktaillounges and Musibars of the old part of town as for example at the Placa Reial or in the gothic quarter you get in the mood for an unforgettable night. The real start is in Barcelona, especially between Thursday and Saturday at 2 o'clock at night. In clubs such as Jamboree, Opium Mar and Luz de Gas, the party often lasts into the morning.
Until 1992 Barcelona had no beaches worth mentioning. For the 1992 Olympic Games, however, factories were torn down and today's beaches artificially poured up.
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Due to the pleasant temperatures all year round, Barcelona is always worth a trip. Active holidaymakers who want to go hiking or cycling in the region use the spring between March and the end of May as well as the autumn months of October and November when the temperatures are not yet too high. On the other hand, bathers find the best conditions between June and September, especially as up to ten hours of sunshine and temperatures far beyond the 25 degree mark are tempting. For culture lovers a vacation rental in Barcelona is worthwhile at any time.Regular events
The program of events in Barcelona is as colorful as the city itself, and all year round characterized by countless open air events. The spectrum ranges from regular flamenco performances and the Jazz Festival between October and December to the Sonar Festival in June, where the best DJs in the world come together. The range will be accompanied by well-known trade fairs such as the Mobile World Congress in February, popular with technology fans, as well as the Auto Retro classic car exhibition and the Estival de La Infància children's festival in December.
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La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its unique style, is not only the masterpiece of the city's greatest fellow citizen, Antoni Gaudi, but also the landmark of Barcelona, which you should definitely have visited once. Particularly worth seeing are the apse, the crypt and the Christmas façade, which were built at a time when the great architect was still alive. You can watch the cathedral grow from your holiday apartment or vacation rental in the centre, because it is not finished even after more than 120 years.By cable car across the harbour
A very special experience is a trip with the Transbordador Aeri, a cable car that stretches over the harbour and the harbour quarter for almost one and a half kilometres. From lofty heights and without solid ground under your feet you can enjoy the ride up to a height of 78 metres.Visiting Camp Nou
Those who have football in their blood cannot avoid a detour to Camp Nou in Barcelona. Especially on match days, a visit to the FC Barcelona football stadium is an experience. But also outside the season the visit of the 100.000 spectators arena is very recommendable. This is not least due to the FC Barcelona Museum, which is integrated into the stadium complex.Strolling on the Las Rambas
The 1.25 kilometre long promenade connects the harbour with the Catalonia Square in the heart of the city and is the promenade par excellence. Watch street artists make music, watch living statues or enjoy the colourful hustle and bustle over a coffee in one of the countless rustic bistros.tapas
The real Catalonia feeling comes up in one of the many tapas bars, where you will be offered all kinds of little snacks at fair prices, with which you can experiment completely according to your preferences. In order to recognize a good tapas bar, however, you should not primarily pay attention to the exterior, but look like the locals on the floor. The more there is on the ground, the more is going on there - a clear indicator for good food.