Discover Catalunya from a Barcelona apartment
We have a huge variety of holiday apartments in Barcelona ranging from spacious studio apartments to larger apartments catering to big groups. Our apartment rentals in Barcelona come in many different shapes, sizes and locations from those with sea views to apartments for families on a budget. Find accommodation in Barcelona that suits your needs, whether you want luxury central penthouse flats or elegant guesthouses with outdoor space. You will definitely be able to find your perfect Barcelona apartment.
All of this and you get the privacy, freedom and cost effectiveness that goes hand in hand with renting your own self-catering accommodation in Barcelona. If you are looking for a great deal or have decided to come to Barcelona on the spur of the moment then check our apartments that have special deals or offer last minute discounts.
We want you to get a feel for the real side to Barcelona and therefore will let you in on some little known facts and tips to make the most of your time in the fabulous city.
The beaches that now make Barcelona one of the best beach cities in the world were only made available to the public in 1992 prior to the Olympic Games. The beaches that are available today are all stunning but due to their proximity to the city can sometimes get crowded. If you are looking for a more relaxing beach experience head to the nearby Montgat Nord. You can get here on your metro card and it only takes around 20 minutes from Plaça Catalunya.
Typical spots to get views of the city are Montjuic, Tibadabo and of course Gaudi´s ornate and lofty Parc Guell. All these places are well worth a visit but their popularity is evident and in the summer months expect to share your experience with a lot of other tourists. To enjoy a slightly more unique view of Barcelona head to the Carmel Bunkers. Not only will you be able to enjoy an authentic slice of Barcelona´s history dating back to the Spanish civil war but also 360 degree views of the entire city. The bunkers are in a strategic position and they served as a point of defence against aerial bombardments during the war. The bunkers are slightly harder to reach than the other great viewpoints but the serenity and uniqueness of the spot makes the trip well worth it. All of this and it´s free!
How to Get Around
Barcelona´s El Prat airport is fantastically connected to the main city. There are not many airports in the world that allow you to get into the centre for as little as a euro. The airport contains a train station where you can get the train to Sants station, from here you can find metros to the rest of the city. Alternatively you can take the very frequent Aerobus that will take you directly to Plaça Catalunya. Once again you can find metros here that will take you anywhere you need to go.
The metro system in Barcelona is second to none. On most days it runs until midnight. However, on Friday nights it runs until 2am, on Saturdays and national and regional bank holiday it runs 24 hours making it perfect for returning home in the wee hours if a taxi seems like too much of a luxury.
However, much of the city is easily traversable by foot especially if your accommodation is central. Walking much of the city is a cinch because of its grid system similar to an American city. For more information on all the various forms of travel available to you check out our transport guide for some helpful hints and tips!
What to Wear
Deciding what to pack before you leave can often be a bit of a daunting prospect. Have you packed enough warm clothes? Will there be that pullover that you bring “just in case” but stays untouched in the bottom of your suitcase? We want to help you decide what kind of clothes to bring for the different times of the year.
If you are coming to Barcelona during the summer months you can rest assured that you will only need a light pullover for the occasional cooler evening. During the day and well into the evening the temperature rarely drops below 25 degrees making light clothes a must. Those unaccustomed to the heat will struggle to find a good time to don anything long sleeved or heavy during this time. Saying this though in the month of August there can be the occasional thunderstorm and a light rain jacket will come in handy.
From September to November the sunny weather continues but temperatures do start to drop so make sure you bring some warm clothes particularly for the evenings where it can reach a very chilly 4 degrees. During the day at this time of year if the sun is shining you can often get away with short sleeved tops, dresses, shorts and skirts.
From November onward you can still expect beautiful sunshine for the most part but do not expect it to be warm. We recommend bringing plenty of warm clothes because as soon as you’re not in the sun it can get very nippy. But of course always check our weather page for the most up to date information.
Why Book With us
Here at Waytostay we will not only offer a wonderful choice of hand-picked apartments throughout the city but also provide support before, during and after your stay. We pride ourselves on our dedicated customer service team who are always happy to help with issues and queries. When a customer indicates a recommendation or a problem with an apartment we will contact the apartment owner and endeavour to find a solution as quickly as possible. Not only this, but we have a multi-lingual team willing to offer any assistance communicating with the owner if they don´t speak your language.
If an apartment and its owner doesn´t meet our strict guidelines for quality and service then we will no longer stock the property on our website. You can always be assured that we will do our best to make sure that you have the best possible experience from the moment you start looking for an apartment until you arrive back home.
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