Serviced Apartments in Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and the capital of Catalonia and is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Boasting a wealth of unique architecture, world-class museums, lively markets and stunning sandy beaches, this vibrant Spanish city is the perfect spot offering a whole host of things to see and do – all within easy reach of your Barcelona serviced apartments.

Why should you visit Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist and cultural centres and its standing as a global player means that many flock to this city every year to stand in awe at the Sagrada Familia, or visit the stunning sandy beaches. Walking through Barcelona tourists can easily see influences from the Franco period, Spanish monarchy rule, and architecture that dates back to the medieval and Roman eras.

Artefacts of significant importance from the combination of periods are displayed at the Barcelona City History Museum; just one of the many museums in the city and one that draws in more tourism each season. Barcelona boasted over 5.5 million international visitors in 2011 alone, rocketing the area to the 20th most visited city in the world. Whether you are a sunbather on beaches, a city liver, or a culture vulture, Barcelona gives guests an amalgamation of all interests. 

New to Serviced Apartments?

Serviced apartments bring an alternative accommodation option to the market. Serviced apartments in Barcelona are not only close to the city centre and shops, but provide guests with their own base and home in Barcelona. Our apartments give the feel of living like a local in this historic city, but with the vibe of still being on holiday.

Barcelona serviced apartments give more space, flexibility, and privacy than other accommodation choices. So, why not stay in your own slice of paradise in Barcelona without the added expenditure of eating out each night.

Things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a hub of activity from long stretching sandy beaches, to towering cathedrals that dominate the skyline; this city is the most popular in Spain. Visit the awe inspiring Sagrada Familia, and view its composition of many different architectures, from Gothic styles to Modernisme. Construction began on this work of art in 1882 and has continued to present day, with possible finish dates set in 2022. Additionally, Barcelona’s famous museums and art has come to be synonymous with Barcelona, including Park Güell which offers guests beautiful park paths and gardens composed on Carmel Hill. It is one of the artworks created by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi who proposed it in 1900.

If you fancy a livelier atmosphere then try your hand at some of the many water sports that take place on the surf at La Barceloneta. Surrounded by sea food restaurants and famous for the beaches and esplanade, this resort is Barcelona’s vibrant tourist hub. The magic fountain of Montjuïc is also worth a visit, renowned globally for its stunning displays of water and light to music. The area around the fountain is also home to the Modern Art Museums, Parc De Mont Juïc and Barcelona University and is an ideal district to start an adventure in Barcelona.

Best time of the year to visit Barcelona

Barcelona and the rest of Spain are subject to a pleasant Mediterranean climate with warm summers followed by mild winters. From June to July temperatures can soar and have been known to reach 38 Celsius in August. On average 28 degrees is often the temperature throughout the summer months.

Winters will often see more rainfall than the summers along with lower temperatures averaging 8.8 degrees. During these months, tourism decreases and prices to tourist attractions fall drastically, making it the perfect time for budget travellers staying in serviced apartments.

Citybase Apartments recommend the periods of spring and autumn to fully appreciate Barcelona, but at reasonable prices and with less tourists in the area, making queues shorter and attractions more available. Between the months of April to June and September to October offer the best climate for your stay in Barcelona.

Places to eat in Barcelona

Barcelona is thriving with places to eat and drink. From trendy bars and seafood restaurants on the sea front of La Barceloneta to the more traditional Spanish tapas bars and Paella restaurants of the city centre and suburbs.

If you fancy trying your hand at cooking up some spectacular Spanish cuisine in your own kitchen, then head to La Boqueria, a famous indoor market with fresh fruit, veg, and meats, with an array of international and home grown produce.