Choosing the best apartment to rent in Barcelona: Where?

If you are planning to come to Barcelona for your next holidays you’ve done a pretty good decision. In this Spanish city you will find all the cultural offer of a European city together with nice climate and grate gastronomy of the Mediterranean countries. No wonder why Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the country.

Far from being a huge metropolis such as London or Paris, Barcelona has just the right size; big enough to have many diverse areas and neighborhoods but not as big as to spend all the day in the subway.

When choosing the best apartment to rent in Barcelona its location might be one of the most important factors to be considered. Depending on the kind of tourism or the length or your stay you may prefer one area or another. Let’s have a look at the most popular areas for renting the best apartments in Barcelona:

Sagrada Familia

If you fancy visiting monuments, Sagrada Familia should be your first stop in town. This modernist church designed by Gaudí, which is still under construction, will leave you open-mouthed while you walk through its oneiric shapes.

Moreover the area of Sagrada Familia, which is part of Eixample, the biggest district in Barcelona, is great for a holiday stay. Close to the city center but quiet enough not to be bothered by the mess of the city center and the old neighborhood. In case you are between 4 and 6 people you can stay in this two bedroom apartment in Sagrada Familia, otherwise, if you are travelling with your couple or by yourself you can also rent this cozy studio in Sagrada Familia.


If you rather stay in the trendiest neighborhood of the city you should head to Born. Between the Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta, this area mixes the antique charm of one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods with the coolest designer stores, concept bars and anything else that has to do with young and trendy people.

Here, you will also find some interesting museums such as the Picasso Museum or known churches such as Santa Maria del Mar.Moreover, if you like sunbathing at the beach or enjoying a cold mojito in a terrace looking at the Mediterranean, Barceloneta beach is walking distance from Born.

Gothic Quarter

This is where everything started, the first and oldest neighborhood of Barcelona. Walking through its narrow streets will bring you back to other times. Here you can find a wide range of interesting sights for tourists, such as the Cathedral, Sant Jaume square, Sant Felip Neri Square, Bisbe Street and many more.


The most known avenue in Barcelona is called Las Ramblas and it divides the Gothic Quarter from Raval, a popular area. The avenue goes from Plaza Catalunya to the Colon Monument, which points towards the sea right in front of the harbor. This avenue is always crowded and offers activities at every hour of the day.

You can walk around or enjoy some of the terraces during the day. You can also look at the many artists painting or even pay for a portrait. At night Las Ramblas get full of party animals that go dancing to some of the many clubs that can be find in the area.

As you see, Barcelona offers a wide range of areas to rent an apartment in depending on what you are looking for. Now it’s your choice to identify the one that suits your needs and expectations best. We wish you a great stay in this city we love so much!

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