A seaside city, casting everyone one under its spell with its boundless culture, top-notch drinking and dining, and fabled architecture! Barcelona appeals to everyone with its impressive vintages, gobble-able tapas, hidden passageways to be discovered, ancient ruins, and high-end boutiques.
All this and much more is enough to make every tourist fall in love with Barcelona –head over heels. If the city knows how to attract, it also knows how to house, with some of the best vacation rentals in Barcelona in the form of apartments, homes and condos for the holidays, the city offers everyone a place to stay and feel right at home. Such residences allow tourists to truly experience Barcelona in all its raw aura and charm until one feels like a local here.
Talking about a short stay in Barcelona, here are the top 3 neighbourhoods in Barcelona for a short-let.
THE 3 BEST NEIGHBOURHOODS TO STAY
Gràcia: Full of life and very unique ̶ these are the two most fitting definitions to describe Gràcia. Get lost in the Catalan atmosphere of this quaint town which boosts a plethora of charming restaurants, locally-owned boutiques and plazas.
Eixample: If you are a modernisme fanatic, you are going to love Eixemple. Housing Barcelona’s most sought-after recreational spots, one can enjoy a delicious glass of wine in one of the many roadside cafes, fine dining restaurant and shops.
Barceloneta: Brushing against the coast of Mediterranean sea, Barceloneta is every holiday-maker’s favourite spot. With picturesque ports, bars, luxury rental residences, this is ideal for those looking for a beach vacation.
Other notable neighbourhood for a short stay in Barcelona include:
The Gothic Quarter
Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
THINGS TO DO
As for the must-see places while you are enjoying a relaxed short stay in Barcelona, these top every traveller’s list:
La Boqueria: The Mecca of gastronomy, this place welcomes about 450,000 guests on a daily basis. With the finest of local produce, this is the largest food market in Barcelona, enticing shoppers with display of the finest seafood, cheeses, and charcuterie.
La Sagrada Família: Even when under construction, this is the most visited monument in all of Spain. Thanks to its sheer verticality, and display of medieval cathedrals, this awes every tourist who visits it.
Park Güell: This is the place where Gaudí painted his first landscape portrait. Boosting booth artificial and natural exhibits of nature, this is the perfect place for those who wish to enjoy a quiet evening enchanted by nature.
Casa Batlló: Many call it Gaudí being his hallucinatory best. Casa Batlo is one of the weirdest buildings in all of Europe yet houses many residents. With a slightly tilted roof, facade that is sprinkled with blues, greens and mauve tiles and embedded with wave-shapes windows, one needs to see it for themselves.
Barcelona boosts a Mediterranean climate where winters are humid and summers dry. Summers and winters both last for about three months each while the weather in between transits between the two seasons in varying lengths. The hottest month is April, whereas the coldest is January.
If this has you convinced to book a short stay in Barcelona, we recommend you choose short let apartments and residences to stay in. These vacation rentals in Barcelona provide for the perfect opportunity to experience Barcelona in its core beauty during the holidays, which is what every tourist dreams of.