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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

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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Province of Barcelona?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 9,761 house rentals around Province of Barcelona. From 1,242 Villas to 1,673 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Province of Barcelona is on HomeAway.