Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Barcelona

Take a vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Barcelona a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation to and around Barcelona

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Province of Barcelona?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,089 holiday lettings near Province of Barcelona. From 1,847 Villas to 1,750 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Province of Barcelona area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Barcelona?

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

  • Bellaterra: 3,970 holiday homes
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,325 holiday homes
  • Sant Gervasi - Galvany: 1,011 holiday homes
  • Fort Pienc: 1,099 holiday homes
  • Barcelona: 4,225 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Barcelona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Barcelona?

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

  • Bellaterra: 3,970 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona: 4,225 holiday lettings
  • Sitges: 1,604 holiday lettings
  • Mura: 124 holiday lettings
  • El Brull: 184 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Province of Barcelona?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Province of Barcelona are:

  • Barcelona Airport (BCN): 5,237 self catering accommodations
  • Sabadell Airport (QSA): 4,219 self catering accommodations
  • Andorra la Vella (ALV-Andorra la Vella Heliport): 313 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Province of Barcelona?

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

  • Pineda de Mar Station: 4,257 holiday rentals
  • Woman and Bird Sculpture: 4,549 holiday rentals
  • El Masnou Ocata Station: 4,834 holiday rentals
  • British School of Barcelona: 5,206 holiday rentals
  • Parc del Forum: 4,639 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Barcelona listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.

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