Holiday Apartments in Barcelona

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Apartment holidays in Barcelona - Travel Guide

Self-catering apartments in Barcelona offer a great alternative to hotels when choosing Barcelona accommodation, as you can not only enjoy the space and privacy that you might not otherwise find in a hotel, but you can also truly enjoy the comforts of home, with many quality holiday apartments in Barcelona featuring fully equipped kitchens, spacious lounges and dining areas, which are simply idea for the family.

Even if you're only in Barcelona for a few days, choosing from the range of short-stay apartments in Barcelona offers you the opportunity to really explore the city like a local, shopping at local food markets, while giving you the flexibility to prepare your own me, should you wish to. From unique townhouses to beautiful self catering rental apartments, Barcelona has it all.

If you're ready to book, HouseTrip offers a number of quality Barcelona apartments, allowing you to save money whilst taking advantage of the gourmet delights available at markets like Mercat de la Boqueria. Plus, HouseTrip makes booking holiday apartments easy, whether you’re a couple looking for an affordable studio or a family or group of friends who need plenty of space.

Explore Barcelona

From food to fashion to architecture to art, a Barcelona holiday offers something for everyone. Some tourists come to dine at nearby El Bulli, some come to experience the sheer wonder of Gaudi’s buildings, but very few leave disappointed. Picasso spent his formative years here, so a visit to the Museu Picasso in trendy El Born is a must. From here, head to the Sagrada Familia, visited by over 2.5 million tourists each year, or perhaps to Eixample to see the work of the Modernistas. If you need a break from all this culture, stop for a cold glass of sangria at an outdoor bar or café, or perhaps hit the stores of local Spanish labels like Mango, Zara and Custo Barcelona. When it’s time to refuel, head for La Rambla, one of the world’s most famous streets and home to the remarkable Mercat de la Boqueria, often known simply as La Boqueria. Here, you can eat and shop like the locals do – just be sure to try the tapas at Bar Pinotxo and one of the incredible freshly squeezed juices at the neighbouring stalls. It’s worth noting that breakfast in Spain is small and not particularly nutritious, so choosing self-catering accommodation in Barcelona will mean you can save your euros for the main food event of the day – lunch.

Be sure to check out our Barcelona food guide, which is jam packed with helpful hints and tips from locals as to the best places to experiences local food while in Barcelona

When to go to Barcelona

If you’re planning to hit the beach at Barceloneta, time your holiday in Barcelona to coincide with sun – but avoid August, when clever locals leave and make way for hordes of overheating tourists. June and September offer happy medium. If sand isn’t your thing, you’re likely to find chilly but sunny weather in January or February, when there are also fewer crowds.

Getting to and around Barcelona

All flights to Barcelona arrive at its only airport, Barcelona International Airport in El Prat de Llobregat, located 10km outside of the city. However, some low cost airlines advertise Barcelona flights landing at Reus and Girona-Costa Brava, both of which are approximately 100km from Barcelona. Once you arrive, the Barcelona Bus Turístic links all of the major Barcelona tourist attractions, while the metro rail system offers a fast and comprehensive way to get around the city.

Latest Barcelona reviews:
4.2 out of 5 based on 8907 reviews
Stayed 13 - 18 Oct 2014 in:
We spent 5 days in lovely Barcelona. The property was nice and clean. The location was good both if you will be on the beach and do some sport activities or ... More
Stayed 11 - 14 Oct 2014 in:
The apartment is exactly as per pictures. It has wonderful kitchen with all necessary equipments. The bed is very soft. Everything was clean and cozy. The ap... More
Stayed 8 - 15 Oct 2014 in:
just spent a week in this apartment and loved it. the location is great - you can walk to the park by the arc de triomph, La Sagrada Familia, the picasso mu... More
Stayed 2 - 8 Oct 2014 in:
Elegant and spacious apartment with modern kitchen, bathroom and en suite shower room. Ideally located in quiet area within easy walking distance of main sig... More
Stayed 14 - 18 Oct 2014 in:
Washington was a good host for this cute apt. The building is on is a pedestrian street as stated, but the apt itself faces a side street that is the deliver... More

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