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Destination guide

Explore the Province of Barcelona from holiday lettings

One huge cut-out of Catalonia, the Province of Barcelona is best-known for its namesake city. But while the home of Antoni Gaudi continues to pulse with its sleepless La Rambla and soaring Sagrada spires, the rest of the region is a place distinctly more off-the-beaten-track. You'll discover its wonders rising with the massifs of the Sierra de la Marina and the Sant Llorenc del Munt, hiding mysterious monasteries and pine-shrouded villages. There are loads of Province of Barcelona holiday rentals to pick from, ranging from villas in the hills to stylish pads close to happening Sitges and the Costa Brava.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Province of Barcelona holiday lettings

Province of Barcelona holiday rentals in Barcelona itself can't help but be surrounded by culture and heritage. It oozes from the ornate spires of the Sagrada Familia, the Cubist portraiture of the Picasso Museum and the opulent MNAC with its ecclesiastical frescos and wood carvings. A jaunt to the Montserrat Monastery promises even more grandeur in the mountains, while the Episcopal Museum in Vic and the Maricel Museum in Sitges promise masterworks of religious and Romanesque leanings.

Activities

Things to do near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

The greater Province of Barcelona is ripe for budding adventurers. As the sierras rise and rise away from the coast, there are miles of winding roadways to purr around on the motorbike or in a rental car, each revealing hidden mountain towns like ancient Vic and Berga sat in the shadow of the Pyrenees. Hiking the massifs is a great way to get a feel for the untrodden character of this hilly land, while long-distance cycling, camping, ad hoc picnic stops and charming weekend markets are also all on the menu.

Weather

Best time to travel to Province of Barcelona holiday homes

It's not surprising that most travellers wait for the summer months of June, July and August to go looking for those Province of Barcelona holiday rentals with a pool – the scorching temperatures between the 20s and the 30s are perfect for lapping up the rays by the edge of the water. Others will prefer to bag a stay here in spring or autumn. That's because months like April, May, September and October see far fewer people flocking to the cultural attractions in the cities and mountain towns.

Natural features

High above the beaches in Province of Barcelona

The Province of Barcelona encompasses the wide sands of Sitges and long stretches of the rock-ribbed Costa Brava – one of the lesser-known sections of the Spanish coast, famed for its rugged bays and clear blue seas. As you move inland from that, you'll pass a montage of low hills and sierras that quickly become shrouded in pine woods and peppered with monasteries. It's up there that reserves like Sant Llorenc del Munt, Serra del Catllaras and Valls de l'Anoia host hikers between their grassy meadows and sculpted peaks.

How to get there

Transport to and around Barcelona

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

Family friendly

Family fun near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

Families with small children can find plenty of kid-friendly attractions for a memorable trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a circular fountain with water and light shows choreographed to music, and Ciutadella Park, a formal park with a zoo, boating lake, ornate museums and lush nature trails. Kids will also like Tibidabo Amusement Park, a theme park with thrill rides, restaurants and picnic areas.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Province of Barcelona

Couples can find plenty of fun and excitement in Province of Barcelona attractions. Holiday homes are available near places like Casa Milà, a Catalan art nouveau period building with exhibitions and concerts, and Casa Batlló, a dragon-roofed apartment block with a museum and local artefacts. You could also explore the Gothic Quarter, a district with historic medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants.

Can I find a vacation rental around Barcelona?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 8,755 vacation rentals near Barcelona. From 1,776 villas to 526 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Barcelona for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Barcelona?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barcelona. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Barcelona: 3,204 vacation rentals
  • Sitges: 1,263 vacation rentals
  • Castelldefels: 818 vacation rentals
  • Vilanova I la Geltru: 1,386 vacation rentals
  • Ciutat Vella: 1,210 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Barcelona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Barcelona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barcelona:

  • Barcelona: 3,204 rentals
  • Sitges: 1,263 rentals
  • Castelldefels: 818 rentals
  • Vilanova I la Geltru: 1,386 rentals
  • Santa Susanna: 2,213 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Barcelona?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Barcelona. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Rambla: 3,314 rentals
  • El Raval: 1,088 rentals
  • Barcelona City Council: 2,784 rentals
  • Francesc Macia Plaza: 3,344 rentals
  • Parc del Forum: 3,415 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barcelona listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Barcelona

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3,204 holiday rentals
Sitges
1,263 holiday rentals
Castelldefels
818 holiday rentals
Vilanova I la Geltru
1,386 holiday rentals
Santa Susanna
2,213 holiday rentals
Olivella
320 holiday rentals
Cardedeu
344 holiday rentals
Sant Pere de Ribes
901 holiday rentals
Rellinars
86 holiday rentals
Malgrat de Mar
2,735 holiday rentals
Sant Cugat del Valles
2,951 holiday rentals
Cerdanyola del Valles
3,034 holiday rentals
Mataró
563 holiday rentals
Gironella
181 holiday rentals
Les Franqueses del Valles
289 holiday rentals
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
3,093 holiday rentals
Calella
1,065 holiday rentals
Gava
718 holiday rentals
Arenys de Mar
766 holiday rentals
Masnou
2,318 holiday rentals