Destination guide

A laid-back mix of historical sights and cultural fun

Set on the leafy green banks of the Besos River and just a few miles from bustling Barcelona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet vacation rentals are close to the big city but have the feel of country homes. The city center is a mix of contemporary buildings displaying local art or hosting concerts, and old farmhouses down ancient, winding alleyways. Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture is on display in historic homes and former fortresses, and busy street markets make you feel like you're one of the locals. Take a trip to Santa Coloma de Gramenet and become 1 with Spain.

Things to do

Before people could write they knew they loved Santa Coloma

Archeologists suspect that settlers saw the appeal of Santa Coloma de Gramenet even before Roman times, and the town is good at showing off its history. The Balldovina Tower dates to the 11th century and is home to the Municipal Museum, which exhibits ancient artifacts. Outside the town center is the Pallaresa Tower, a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles. If your kids lose patience with the past, you can head a few miles south of town to Barcelona Bosc Urba, an open-air park with zip lines, bungee jumps, and rope-climbing courses.


A festival for every season in Santa Coloma

The local experts in town are ready to lead visitors from their Santa Coloma de Gramenet vacation rentals into a whole new world. Some guided tours take you to local winemakers and farm owners. Others will treat you to insightful commentary on the architectural monuments that dot the city. Several street markets appear every week and give visitors a taste of local culture and commerce, and festivals take the city by storm several times a year. Enjoy flower festivals in summer, outdoor music extravaganzas in September, and holiday parties in the winter months.


Close enough to the Mediterranean for a soothing sea breeze

Barely separated from the coast by the seaside cities of Santa Adria de Besos and Badalona, Santa Coloma is still swayed by the Mediterranean's mild, marine climate. Summer is hot and humid, with highs in the 80s and 90s. Things get a little wetter in spring and fall, so pack rain gear suitable for short showers. Sunny days are still common and crowds thin out, so these shoulder seasons may be an ideal time to look for Santa Coloma de Gramenet vacation rentals. Winter temps dip into the 40s at night, but there are still plenty of sunny days.

Natural features

Vibrant river ecosystems will turn your lungs green

Set on the shores of the Besos River, this little city takes preservation of the natural environment seriously. The river channel is home to reed beds, wetlands, and meadows that have been carefully revitalized to provide habitats for dozens of bird species. The Bastida Forest Park is called the "green lung" of the city, and its 21 acres are full of hiking trails and bike paths. On the north end of town is Can Zam Park, featuring a lake, coastal species, and views of the neighboring mountains.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Coloma de Gramenet

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city center.

You can get around Santa Coloma de Gramenet by catching a ride on the metro at Singuerlin Station, Esglesia Major Station or Can Zam Station.

Where to stay around Santa Coloma de Gramenet?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,286 vacation rentals near Santa Coloma de Gramenet. From 3,946 Condos/Apartments to 196 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Santa Coloma de Gramenet area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Coloma de Gramenet?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Coloma de Gramenet:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,358 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,300 vacation rentals
  • El Born: 527 vacation rentals
  • Eixample: 2,471 vacation rentals
  • La Sagrada Familia: 1,044 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Coloma de Gramenet?

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

  • Esglesia Major Station: 4,488 vacation rentals
  • Santa Rosa Station: 4,618 vacation rentals
  • Can Peixauet Station: 4,489 vacation rentals
  • Fondo Station: 4,491 vacation rentals
  • Singuerlin Station: 4,610 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Coloma de Gramenet listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Santa Coloma de Gramenet?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,946 Condos/Apartments in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Coloma de Gramenet include:

  • Houses: 196 rentals available
  • Bed & breakfasts: 14 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,889 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Coloma de Gramenet?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 381 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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