3 Must-See Monuments and Statues in Barcelona

So, you rented a beautiful villa in Barcelona. Now what? Well, you’re going to want to explore this amazing city! And here are 3 monuments and statues that you won’t want to miss.

Casa Batllo

The exterior of Casa Batllo reminds one of candy castles and Dr. Seuss. It is an exceptional work of Modernism art and will draw your attention all on its own. But the interior holds even more surprises. Expect to find beautiful architectural details from Antoni Gaudí and go on a tour you will never forget. From the attic and chimneys to the noble floor that was the residence of the Batllo family, each room is a piece of art and history mixed with a touch of magic.

La Pedrera

This amazing stone quarry is not what you would expect. La Pedrera was so-named because its façade resembles an open quarry. It was built by Antoni Gaudí and is now the headquarters of Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

During the day, when you visit this beautiful site, you’ll learn more about Antoni Gaudí and will go through the entire museum, discovering amazing and beautiful works of art that just can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. You even get to see what life was like in the early 20th century.

But don’t miss out on the spectacular night-time experience either, called “Gaudí’s Pedrera: The Origins.” The museum’s beautiful architecture comes to life in a way that is almost magical through a magnificent audiovisual show that you won’t want to miss.

Park de la Ciutadella

The Park de la Ciutadella is one of the largest and most beautiful parks to be found in Barcelona. As you move around the park you can see so many amazing sites that a walk through and around the park is essential to any stay in Barcelona. You’ll glimpse Old Town, Vila Olimpia, Marcat del Born, and the two gates of Passes de Picasso and you’ll want to check out the stunning Arc de Triomf. You’ll see the Museo de Ciensies Naturals de Barcelona, the Hivernacle conservatories, and the gorgeous fountain Cascada.

There are plenty of things to do in Barcelona and even much more to see but you’ll have to discover it all for yourself as you wander through the lush foliage. 

When you are done exploring, return to your gorgeous holiday rental in Spain for a nice, long siesta.


Travel trend: Vacation rentals in Catalonia, Spain

Renting a villa in Spain is an increasing trend in the travel industry for the year 2014. The vacation rental experience involves kicking off your shoes and making yourself at home in someone else´s home in the Catalonia region of Spain. Private vacation rental properties are growing in popularity, and Catalunya Casas is the place to find the perfect property for your Northern Spain vacation.

Comfort and affordability

What makes a Catalonia vacation home rental from Catalunya Casas so attractive to travelers? For one, they remove the formality of an overwhelming and impersonal hotel or resort, and allow families and groups to really relax in a spacious and comfortable environment. Instead of allotting a major portion of travel expenses for pricey hotel restaurant dinners and having to depend on predetermined hotel dining hours, guests are in control of their own meals in fully equipped kitchens during and can use the unique food and spices for which Catalonia and Spain are famous.

Space

Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms are also appealing advantages to renting a private home. If you feel like you need some space from your overbearing relatives, you can (literally) put a wall between you.

Fully equipped kitchen and dining room
Fully equipped kitchen and dining room

Private pools

Not to be overlooked, private pools are one of the most alluring (and refreshing!) attributes of a private home rental. Swim and sunbathe in complete privacy without having to worry about operating hours. Families with young children can keep a close eye on the little ones as some villa pools are surrounded by protective fences.

Pools that offer complete privacy
Pools that offer complete privacy

Local flavour

Travel is not what it used to be: Long gone are the days spent waiting in line at overpriced tourist attractions. Instead, travelers want to explore and experience their surroundings like a local, and private villa rentals are ideal for such excursions It is like 7 wonders in the world. Maybe the family next door to your vacation villa has lived in the region their entire lives and know the perfect place for a glass of sangria. During a trip to local bakery, practice your Spanish with the cashier and profit from true conversational immersion.

If privacy, space, and cultural authenticity are what you picture when you think of an ideal holiday, you´re in the right place! Browse through our incredible villas that bring you directly to the heart of the real Catalonia.

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