Choosing the right area is key to a successful stay, therefore it is imperative to select a neighbourhood which suits your needs. If you are working to a tight budget, cheap long or short term rental accommodation can be found in Barcelona Sants, within easy reach of the railway station.
Predominantly a residential area, it allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and meet the Catalan people. It may be a little further from the major tourist areas but the impressive public transport system means you can still get around with ease.
Barcelona Barrio is the area for beach lovers – close to the city centre and with a wide selection of modern and traditional apartments to rent, you may pay slightly more but it is ideal if you want to be close to major attractions.
Lose yourself in the incredible city architecture of the Eixample district. Two of the most iconic structures can be found near by – Gaudi’s Casa Milà and the world famous Sagrada Familia Cathedral. If shopping and lively nightlife are also high on your criteria, you should definitely consider Eixample when choosing your holiday accommodation or lettings.
Barrio Gótico, the Gothic Quarter with Moorish squares, trendy tapas bars and bodegas is in the heart of the action, you can marvel at stunning architecture and enjoy a rich cultural experience while staying in this area. Pretty apartments to rent with baroque style balconies and wooden shutters line the narrow cobbled streets awaiting your visit. This area is in a prime location for exploring, and within walking distance to Las Ramblas, La Boqueria, Barcelona Port and the beach. There is a wide selection of Barcelona holiday apartments to be found in this central area, both for short stay or long term rental.
Another area to stay in is Montjuic, there are so many activities and places of interest to see and do. In fact you could end up spending your entire holiday in one place! Situated on a graduated hill it offers incredible views of the city.
Museums and peaceful parks jostle for your attention as you explore this picturesque area. The Poble Espanyol (Spanish village) filled with artisan shops and typical local restaurants will delight and capture your imagination. In the evenings the area comes alive with the Magic Fountain show, a kaleidoscope of colours fill the air as jets of water dance to music. You can also reach Montjuïc via a different mode of transport – cable cars run regularly throughout the day from Barcelona port so you never have to worry about climbing the hill!