Destination guide

City breaks and beach escapes in the Province of Barcelona

Occupying a picturesque portion of Catalonia, this sprawling province is home to one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world – Barcelona. The province's capital, it's best known for its striking architectural jewels by celebrated architect Antoni Gaudi, as well as its rich cultural, artistic and historical heritage. Beyond the bustling, attraction-packed city, the province lures in visitors with its sun-drenched countryside, mouthwatering cuisine and family-friendly beach resorts. Whether you go for city digs or a seaside retreat, the Province of Barcelona vacation rentals vary as much as the region itself.

Things to do

Barcelona icons and natural splendor

Opting for a Province of Barcelona vacation rental is a no-brainer for anyone looking to visit the area's star attractions. A sightseeing tour can guide you to all the iconic UNESCO-designated Gaudi works, from the curvy Casa Mila and the colorfully-tiled Park Guell, to the grandiose but still unfinished Sagrada Familia church. Around 50 kilometers from the city, Montserrat sits cradled up high amongst dramatic rock formations, giving it a spiritual aura. It's home to the Basilica of Montserrat, with its gilded interior, and the Museum of Monserrat, which features artworks by the likes of Caravaggio, Dali and Picasso.


See Barcelona sights by Segway and unwind on a golden beach

The province's capital offers plenty to cram your itinerary with, so hop on a guided Segway tour and tick the star attractions off your sightseeing list. From Gaudi's many marvels and famous monuments like the colorful Magic Fountain, to flowery plazas and Las Ramblas – a leafy pedestrian thoroughfare – the city is ever-bustling. And when that's done, visit the world-class museums, galleries and restaurants, before heading to an urban beach to top up your tan. The rest of the province offers quieter pursuits, from hiking and wine tasting in the Catalan countryside, to exploring its smaller towns, cities and resorts.


Abundant sunshine in the Province of Barcelona

When choosing your Province of Barcelona vacation rental, the region's weather shouldn't be too much of a deciding factor. December, January and February are the coldest months, with the capital's temperatures lingering around in the high 50s during the day, and the higher mountain areas being considerably cooler. The summertime, from May to October, is probably the best time to visit, however, with July and August being the warmest months, with average daily temperatures of around the low 80s during the day.

Natural features

Coasts and forests in the Province of Barcelona

Hemmed in by the Mediterranean Sea and the neighboring provinces of Tarragona, Lleida and Girona, the Province of Barcelona boasts some beautiful scenery. Here you'll find everything from sleek beaches and rugged rocky coastline, to sweeping countryside, fertile vineyards and domineering mountains veined with winding roads. One place to see the region's natural beauty up close is Montseny Natural Park, situated 50 kilometers from Barcelona. Draped in peaceful meadows and pine and oak forests, it provides a haven for a variety of animals, including wild boar, foxes, and adorable genets.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Barcelona

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

Where to stay around Province of Barcelona?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9,892 vacation rentals near Province of Barcelona. From 1,164 Villas to 1,667 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Province of Barcelona are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Barcelona: 4,163 vacation rentals
  • Sitges: 1,448 vacation rentals
  • Gothic Quarter: 1,047 vacation rentals
  • Las Ramblas: 4,308 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 1,776 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Province of 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 Province of 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 Province of Barcelona:

  • Barcelona: 4,163 rentals
  • Sitges: 1,448 rentals
  • Castelldefels: 1,028 rentals
  • Badalona: 3,177 rentals
  • Calella: 1,322 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Province of Barcelona?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Province of Barcelona are:

  • Barcelona Airport (BCN): 4,150 vacation rentals
  • Sabadell Airport (QSA): 3,517 vacation rentals
  • Girona Airport (GRO): 4,311 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Las Ramblas: 4,308 rentals
  • Barcelona (YJB-Barcelona-Sants Train Station): 4,432 rentals
  • Catalunya en Miniatura: 5,161 rentals
  • Placa de Catalunya: 3,476 rentals
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 4,308 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.

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