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Top rated rentals — Catalonia
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Destination guide

Holiday lettings in Catalonia

With its distinctive languages and customs, Catalonia is a Spanish holiday location that offers some unique appeal of its own. Its four provinces share the natural splendour of Pyrenean peaks, glistening lakes, rocky coves and wind-blown capes. Endless opportunities for enjoyment by families, couples and solo travellers are all within reach of the holiday lettings in the area.

History

Heritage sites near Catalonia holiday lettings

Plenty of historic attractions and museums can be found throughout Catalonia. Holiday homes are available near such locations as the Picasso Museum, a medieval mansion filled with an extensive collection of Picasso’s masterpieces, and the Cathedral of Barcelona, a landmark 13th-century cathedral with geese-filled cloisters and city views. History buffs will also enjoy Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, a historic monastery with a vast basilica and museum with world-renowned artwork, and Poble Espanyol, a Spanish regional architecture museum with exhibits of Spain’s prominent architectural styles.

Food & drink

Sample regional cuisine in Catalonia

From gourmet tapas in Barcelona to fresh-caught seafood in Costa Brava and succulent meats in the Pyrenees, Catalan food is the best of the sea and mountain. Catalonia has a variety of unique cuisine options, including volcanic cuisine with earthy dishes from the fertile soil and fresh game, delta cuisine with paella-like dishes and molecular gastronomy in Girona. These meals pair with fine wines from its prominent wine country, such as the champagne-style cava, aromatic reds and rich whites from a variety of local grapes, including macabeo, xarel-lo, chardonnay, garnatxa and Carignan. Whether you want to try out traditional Catalan cuisine, sample some local wines or enjoy gourmet meals in one of the top foodie destinations, you’ll find a variety of local restaurants near your holiday rental to satisfy your needs.

Family friendly

Family fun near Catalonia holiday homes

An array of family-friendly activities offers fun for all ages in Catalonia. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Tibidabo Amusement Park, a large theme park with rides, restaurants and picnic areas, and Aquarium Barcelona, a marine park with Mediterranean ecosystem exhibits and shark dives, and the Barcelona Zoo, a park setting with exotic animals in naturalistic habitats. Kids will enjoy CosmoCaixa Barcelona, a science museum with a planetarium and living Amazonian rainforest, and Ciutadella Park, a 19th-century park with a zoo, boating lake and speciality museums.

Good for couples

Romance in Catalonia holiday homes

Spanish holidays in Catalonia are designed for romance. Intimate holiday homes are available near romantic spots like the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, a palatial hilltop museum with Catalan artwork and Romanesque masterpieces, and Passeig de Gracia, a historic street with modernista architecture and upscale boutiques. The Palau Güell, an ornate modernist mansion that showcases prominent Gaudi architecture, and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a circular fountain with regular shows of water and light with music, are also lovely for couples.