Holiday rentals in Catalonia, Spain | Rent holiday lets in Catalonia
Holidays in a self-catered rented house in Catalonia will allow you to learn everything that this wonderful region has to offer. Dreamy like beaches, nearby mountains and a rich historical and patrimonial heritage will make for some very interesting days. With plenty of tourist areas you will have plenty of leisure's activities to choose from and cuisine for all tastes.
In Catalonia there are numerous monuments, buildings and museums very typical of the local culture. The extensive historical heritage of Catalonia reflects its past, as exemplified beautifully in the numerous works of Antonio Gaudí, Domenech and Montañer. You can visit impressive monuments such as La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona City, or the nearby Montserrat Monastery. Barcelona is a city famous for the work of Gaudí and the modernist influence. The house Batlló and the precious Park "Güell are just some of the other art works he has left to the city.
Meanwhile, in Tarragona do not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Castle of Miravet, next to the Ebro River, which you can cross by the Paso de La Barca. This city has a distinct roman past. The archaeological remains of the former "Tarraco" are spread across the city and there are 14 monuments that are now considered world heritage sites.
In Girona, you can delight in plenty of cultural wonders. We particularly recommend a visit to the roman ruins of Sant Martí d'Empúries. If you want to do some outdoors sports while exploring the rich flora and fauna of Catalonia, you can go on hikes. In Tarragona there are many hiking and trekking trails, like the one that goes by the Tamarit" Castle or the Fountains of Glorieta River in Alcocever. There you take a break and even go for a swim in the Eagles Nest waterfall. If you choose to holiday in Girona you can travel across the Calas de Cabo de Creus. At Aro beach in Costa Brava, you can go on some routes on Camino de Ronda, former obversation routes along the coastline to prevent pirate attacks.
Something that is always very satisfying is enjoying the great food of Catalonia. Their gastronomy is known internationally as an important part of the Mediterranean cuisine. Sausages such as "butifarra" or "fuet", bread with tomato, and salsas like aioli (garlic with olive oil) are some of the main delicacies. You will be able to try some delicious seafood and meaty dishes, and also vegetables like "Calçot", a type of green onion. The desserts are a superb final touch to an already great meal; one of the most traditional is "Crema Catalana" (crème brûlée).
Catalonia's coastline runs along the Mediterranean Sea which makes for some beautiful beaches and warm weather. It is divided into three main areas: in the north is Costa Brava, central is Costa de Barcelona and "Maresme", and in the south is Costa Dorada. The beaches in the province of Girona are in the Costa Brava area. The beaches there usually have coves and cliffs surrounded by vegetation. The water quality there and the landscapes are two of the main attractions.
There are many places to choose from such as the gulf of Roses or the beaches of the lovely village of Empuriabrava. The beaches of Begur and Pals are some of the most appreciated, and are great areas for snorkeling. You will find extensive sandy beaches and also small stoney coves. In Costa de Barcelona, you can enjoy some relaxing holidays by the sea. At Stiges the most popular beach is Ribera in the centre. La Fragata and San Sebastià are two other sandy beaches with great tradition in the area. There are some more isolated beaches such as Aiguadolç and nudist beaches such as Cala Morisca.
If you are going to spend a few days in a self-catered rental house in Barcelona city, you can enjoy the nearby beaches, to which you can travel either by bicycle or public transport. Barceloneta beach is next to the Olimpic Port and Somorrostro beach, which is also in the centre and very popular. Other beaches there include San Miguel, Bogatell, and Mar Bella.
Costa Dorada in the Tarragona province is one of the most tourist areas of Spain. Its coastline is peaceful and family friendly. One of the most popular destinations is Cambrils, perfect for a good rest. The largest beach is El Regueral, next to Nautical Club. Miami beach has a seafront promenade which has a lovely ambiance during summer nights, with numerous beach bars. Salou is perfect to go with friends and its beaches are great for practicing water sports.