Barcelona is a perfect place to rent holiday apartments in Spain as there is so much for visitors to see and do. It is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. It is a lively cosmopolitan city and a great favourite for a weekend break as there are plenty of reasonably priced holiday apartments in Spain or villa holiday lettings in Barcelona available to rent. Visitors rent holiday villas and apartments here to take advantage of all Barcelona has to offer including great shops, museums and galleries, fabulous and historic buildings, lively nightlife and of course the beach!The following are a few of the must-see places if you book holiday villas or apartments in Barcelona:LA RAMBLA – (also known as Las Ramblas) is a world-renowned area of Barcelona which consists of five separate primarily pedestrianised streets end-to-end, from Port Vell at the southern end to Placa Catalunya at the northern end. Along this amazing boulevard you can find all kinds of restaurants, bars, street-markets, buskers, ‘living statues’, mime artists as well as museums and the Christopher Columbus Monument. There is plenty of accommodation available along the Ramblas in the form of hotels, hostels and holiday apartments in Spain.
THE GOTHIC QUARTER (Barri Gotic) – This district is close to La Rambla and is centred around the Placa de Sant Jaume, a spacious square which has a busy market and is one of the places where the weekly dancing of the sardana takes place. The mazes of streets in the gothic quarter tend to be narrow and cobbled and most of the buildings date from the 14th and 15th Century. There are plenty of cafes and bars, as well as some of the cheapest apartment holiday lettings in Barcelona.THE PICASSO MUSEUM – If you have booked holiday apartments in Spain to take advantage of the rich cultural tradition of Barcelona you must not miss the Museu Picasso. It is located on the historic Carrer de Montcada in three beautiful stone mansions. The museum has numerous works on show that trace the artist’s early years, and it is especially strong on his ‘Blue Period’. It is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona and is open Tuesdays to Sunday from 10 am to 8pm.LA SAGRADA FAMILIA – The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, to give it its full name, is Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and a popular tourist attraction. It is expected that construction on this remarkable church will continue until at least 2040 and even though it is far from finished it is still worth a visit. There is a museum which tells the story of the architect and the history of the church and you can visit the top of one of the towers where you can get a fantastic view of Barcelona – see if you can spot your rented villa or apartment holiday lettings in Barcelona!
THE OLYMPIC STADIUM – Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympic Games and the effect of this event can still be seen in modern day Barcelona. The main Olympic athletics events took place at the Estadi Olympic in Montjuic. This imposing stadium was originally constructed in 1929 when Barcelona hosted the World Fair. Having fallen into disrepair it was restored for the 1992 Games. The stadium is open to the public on non-match days and entrance is free. If you are staying in holiday apartments in Spain that do not have access to a pool, there is a swimming pool complex – the Piscines Bernat Picornell – right next to the stadium if you want to cool off and have a splash about!Barcelona really is a fantastic place to rent holiday villas or apartments for a short break. Perhaps one visit is not enough and you will want to come back and book holiday apartments in Spain again so that you can further explore the delights of this amazing city!
If you want a cosmopolitan weekend break choose holiday lettings in Barcelona. There are plenty of holiday villas and apartments on offer, for rental. You can book holiday apartments in Spain directly with the private owners. Eddie Lucas, the author, works for the Holiday-Villa-Select website which offers cost effective holiday rentals in Spain booked direct with owners who advertise their holiday villa or apartment on this website no commission charged.