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Explore the Province of Barcelona in holiday homes to rent

Barcelona in Spain is much more than a single city. It’s also the name of the surrounding province, and it has numerous attractions for travellers no matter what their interests are. From coastal regions to medieval cities, the Province of Barcelona has something for everyone. You just have to find a satisfying place to stay among the available holiday homes to rent. Then you can enjoy everything the Province of Barcelona has to offer.


Historical sites near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

The Province of Barcelona dates back thousands of years, so you’ll find a wide variety of historical sites near local holiday homes. One of the most iconic historical sites in the region is La Sagrada Familia. This basilica dates to the 19th century and features a combination of Gothic and art nouveau styles. You may also want to visit Terrassa, a town that dates back to the reign of the Roman emperor Vespasian when it was founded as Egara. The most iconic historical landmark of the area, however, is likely La Seu d'Ègara. This Romanesque church dates back to the early centuries when Christianity arrived in Spain. The church even displays some Visigoth influence in its design.


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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Barcelona a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Province of Barcelona holiday homes

Any holiday accommodation in the Province of Barcelona is bound to be close to thrilling outdoor adventure. Hot air balloon rides are popular in this province, so you can take to the skies for a bird’s-eye view of the green fields and mountains, most commonly around the town of Vic. You may also want to go canopying. It’s a favourite for outdoor adventurers in the Province of Barcelona that involves an adrenaline-fueled route through the woods along aerial bridges and zip lines. Head to the parks around Santa Susanna to embark on this treetop excursion.

Natural highlights

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 centre:

  • 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

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.

How to get around

Transport to Province of Barcelona holiday homes

Flying into the Province of Barcelona begins at Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. It’s located by the coast and is one of the busiest airports in the country. From there, you’ll have easy access to the rest of the province, whether you want to take the bus, ride the iconic Renfe train or hire a car. Roads in the area are notably well-kept and prominent, so you can easily make your way to all the major destinations in the region. Just be wary that some of the roads that stretch through the Catalan Coastal Range mountains are typically narrower and require a deft touch.

Essential info

Key facts about Province of Barcelona holiday rentals

Before you reach holiday rentals in the province, there are a few key facts you may want to know to prepare properly. As part of the EU, Spain uses the euro, so you’ll have to exchange for some local cash. While tipping isn’t customary in most cases, fine-dining servers do appreciate tips for exceptional service. A few coins generally will suffice, but make sure you leave actual physical tender, as tips on a credit card may not make it to the server. You should also note that Spaniards are typically not all that adept at speaking English. While servers and younger people tend to understand enough to get by, it’s not uncommon to encounter taxi drivers and shop owners who know virtually no English, so try to learn a bit of Spanish before setting out. Additionally, keep in mind that drinking alcohol on the streets is forbidden. Even smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

Where to stay near Province of Barcelona?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,969 holiday rentals near Province of Barcelona. From 1,231 Villas to 1,717 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Province of Barcelona is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Barcelona?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Province of Barcelona. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Barcelona: 4,126 holiday rentals
  • Sitges: 1,552 holiday rentals
  • Gothic Quarter: 1,290 holiday rentals
  • Las Ramblas: 4,268 holiday rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,216 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Barcelona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Barcelona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Province of Barcelona with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Barcelona: 4,126 holiday homes
  • Sitges: 1,552 holiday homes
  • Castelldefels: 1,048 holiday homes
  • Calella: 1,294 holiday homes
  • Canyelles: 1,542 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Province of Barcelona?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Province of Barcelona are:

  • Sabadell Airport (QSA): 4,338 holiday houses
  • Barcelona Airport (BCN): 5,030 holiday houses
  • Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (QZF-Font Romeu Bus Station): 1,144 holiday houses

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Province of Barcelona. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Las Ramblas: 4,268 holiday rentals
  • Bunker del Carmel: 4,294 holiday rentals
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station: 4,289 holiday rentals
  • CEM Maritim: 4,343 holiday rentals
  • Sant Pere de les Puelles: 4,343 holiday rentals

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

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