Find your perfect holiday rental in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain's second city

Rent an apartment or villa in sunny Barcelona and enjoy culture by the coast

Apartments and holiday rentals in Barcelona

Known for its vibrant culture, Barcelona city is one of the most visited locations in the world and the ultimate in sun-drenched city breaks. As the capital of Catalonia, it offers plenty to explore for all ages and holidaymakers. Tourists flock to this cosmopolitan metropolis for the exquisite architecture, world-class gastronomy, vibrant nightlife and Mediterranean backdrop with its palm-lined, urban coastline beaches offering a refreshing break by the city's heat.

Barcelona's streets have something to catch your eye in every direction; from the historical relics to the colourful market stalls, street performers, art museums and vibrant street murals. The energy of this colourful city reverberates throughout, bringing together crowds of people from all corners of the globe. Stroll down the atmospheric old quarter, visit Picasso's favourite spots, mingle with the crowds at La Rambla boulevard; or simply unwind and people watch on Barceloneta beach!

The beauty of Barcelona is that it caters to all; whether you want a cultural injection, relaxing coastal break or a place to party under the Mediterranean sun. Our apartments and villas will put you at the heart of it all.

Key holiday info
  • A direct flight to Barcelona airport from the UK is approx. 2 hours.
  • Barcelona enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with the average temperature in summer reaching 28°C.
  • Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, and the capital of Catalonia, with approx. 1.6 million residents.
  • Barcelona has 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Seven of them were created by Gaudi.
  • Barcelona is rated as the best beach city in the world, according to National Geographic.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment in Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona is a city that has it all; a warm Mediterranean climate, golden beaches, a world-famous cuisine and party scene, and last but not least, the historical gems that remind us of its fascinating past. Catering to all holidaymakers, the capital of Catalonia offers something for everyone.

Key places include:

The seven buildings of Antoni Guadi are examples of the city's exquisite architecture and involvement in surrealist art. The works of Spain's most famous architect are Park Guell, the Casa Milà-La Pedrera, the Casa Vicens, the Nativity Façade, the Crypt of the Sagrada Família, the Casa Batlló, and the Crypt of the Colònia Güel. 

Gràcia Barrio is a neighbourhood with a whole lot of flair. Popular with the bohemian crowd, its streets are filled with food and colour during the annual week-long festival in August. The architecture itself here is enough of a reason to visit!

The urban beaches of Barceloneta, Sant Sebastia, Ocata, Bogatell and Mar Bella were created for the 1992 Olympic Games in order to attract more tourists. Their golden sands are the perfect place to people-watch, offering a refreshing break from the busy crowds of the city's centre.

The Picasso Museum is home to some of Picasso's most iconic paintings. Picasso spent much of his youth and his most creative years in Barcelona, and this captivating Medieval-style museum showcases his early works, including art from his famous 'Blue Period.'

Port Olimpic is the world famous 1992 Olympics marina, located to the east of the port of Barcelona. It is also the gateway to Barcelona's urban beaches, where you'll find everything from water sports to some of the finest seafood restaurants in town. Here is also where you can find world-famous waterfront bars such as  Opium and Shôko.

Why rent a villa or apartment in Barcelona with Clickstay?

We’ve sent over tens of thousands of happy holidaymakers to apartments all over Barcelona in the past decade! We're a trusted brand with a secure online payment system so you can book your holiday in Barcelona with confidence. We're trusted: with over ten years of trading and processed thousands of holiday rental bookings securely. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect Spanish rental or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer service team.

Own a holiday apartment in Barcelona?

Are you an owner or agent with high quality holiday villas or apartments in Spain? Want to increase your rentals? Then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. We let you, the owner, to contact renters directly. You can manage your property description, prices and availability through our online system. Our flexible system caters for all sorts of holiday rentals – from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a Spanish villa holiday. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

Interested? Find out more on how you can list your villa or apartment rentals.

Did you know...
  • Barcelona is the only city in the world awarded a Royal Gold Medal for architecture by Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Barcelona is the biggest city in the Mediterranean with an area of 101.4 km2.
  • More than 10% of Barcelona is made up of urban parks. Parc de Collserola is the largest in the world, 22 times larger than NYC's Central Park!
  • Barcelona has over 20 Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Barcelona is extremely bike-friendly, with over 180km of bicycle lanes.