Destination guide

Visit Catalonia, Spain

Are you ready to embark on the getaway of a lifetime? Experience festivals, food, art, beaches, and more in beautiful Catalonia, Spain. Home to the famous city of Barcelona and festivals where you can find numerous castells or human towers, Catalonia can cultivate an unforgettable experience for any traveler. With all there is to see in this community, you’ll need a place to rest in between your adventures. Book a Catalonia vacation rental and embrace the home away from home feeling as you explore this incredible area of Eastern Spain.

Things to do

Experience the sights and sounds of Catalonia

Catalonia offers a wealth of sights and adventures. Park Guell in Barcelona offers an incredible mix of peaceful greens, winding paths, sculptures and mosaics. If you prefer a little more nature in your parks, Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes in Espot has brilliant views of a lake atop a mountain. When you’re back in Barcelona, take time to see Casa Batllo, which will blow you away the second you look at it. The outside is covered in beautiful mosaic design and inside is even better. See the best Catalonan designer and artist Gaudi had to offer.


It’s never dull in Catalonia

Beautifully crafted churches and other buildings are prevalent throughout the entire Catalonia area, so one of the first things you should do is take a tour to see them all. Afterwards, you can check out Camp Nou, the largest soccer stadium in Europe. Buy a ticket to a soccer game here, and you’ll see the best in the business perform feats with a ball you wouldn’t even think are possible. Make sure you take your friends and family to the Chicken Banana escape room game where you have to use logic and teamwork to win.


The diverse climate of Catalonia

Catalonia’s climate varies depending on distance from the coast. Enjoy hot summers near the coast with highs in the 80s and winters that are only slightly cool. You’ll have a very different experience in the north around the Pyrenees, where snow is a frequent occurrence in winter. There will be cold days closer to the shore where it will snow too, but most of it is concentrated in the mountains. Avoid rain in Catalonia by visiting during summer or winter, unless you’re going to the mountains in which there are frequent storms during the summer.

Natural features

Explore the beautiful Catalonia landscape

There are a variety of geographical features in Catalonia. The north has the Pyrenees mountains that are gorgeous and snow covered, providing ample opportunity for winter getaways. Rolling hills can be found in the Central Catalan Depression in between the Pyrenees and Pre-Coastal Mountains, perfect for scenic views. The Catalonian coast, on the other hand, includes beautiful beaches like Platja de Sant Sebastia that have a perfect view of the Mediterranean and the old town. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins and even whales as you look out into the sea, so keep an eye out.

Where to stay around Catalonia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 23,799 vacation rentals near Catalonia. From 5,392 Houses to 3,089 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Catalonia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Catalonia?

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

  • Barcelona: 3,322 vacation rentals
  • Province of Barcelona: 8,864 vacation rentals
  • Sitges: 1,420 vacation rentals
  • Costa Brava: 12,077 vacation rentals
  • Gothic Quarter: 1,051 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Catalonia! 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 Catalonia?

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 Catalonia:

  • Barcelona: 3,322 rentals
  • Sitges: 1,420 rentals
  • Girona: 515 rentals
  • Tossa de Mar: 3,210 rentals
  • Lloret de Mar: 2,861 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 Catalonia?

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

  • Barcelona Airport (BCN): 4,164 vacation rentals
  • Girona Airport (GRO): 4,338 vacation rentals
  • Reus Airport (REU): 3,741 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 Catalonia?

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

  • Las Ramblas: 3,487 rentals
  • Barcelona (YJB-Barcelona-Sants Train Station): 3,576 rentals
  • Catalunya en Miniatura: 4,294 rentals
  • Placa de Catalunya: 3,458 rentals
  • Girona (GIA-Girona Train Station): 4,558 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Catalonia 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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