Find holiday apartments in Poble Sec
Choose from thousands of apartments around the world, in the best locations.
It's cheaper to stay in an apartment than a hotel.
No hidden fees or charges.
Latest reviews for places in Poble Sec
For many people, the choice when selecting a vacation rental in Barcelona is whether to be central or based somewhere quieter. An apartment in Poble Sec could be ideal for those who find it hard to decide as it provides a good compromise between the two. Just to the west of the city center, your holiday apartment in Poble Sec is slightly removed from the busy tourist centre of Barcelona, but it is still only a 10 to 20 minute walk from Las Ramblas. Poble Sec is a settled residential neighbourhood and here you can enjoy getting to know the local people and their culture, just as you learn about the city. A vacation rental in Poble Sec provides an authentic travel experience, with the added privacy and comfort in your own room or apartment.
Getting to know the area from your apartment in Poble Sec
Lying just to the west of the original old walled city of Ciutat Vella, Poble Sec was the first area of expansion for Barcelona. The name means ‘dry village’ as it had no water until the first fountain arrived in 1894. Originally Poble Sec was an industrial area and visitors can still see the three chimneys of the La Canadenca electricity company, recalling the area’s working class past. Today though, it has undergone some gentrification and is one of the more chic areas of the city. There are plenty of clubs, bars and cafes and the area has always been a centre for music and theatre, with many venues to choose from.
Exploring Barcelona from your apartment in Poble Sec
Poble Sec provides a great base from which to explore the exciting city that is Barcelona. Right next door is Montjuic, a flat topped hill with great views over the city. You can reach the top by a stunning cable car ride from the port. On Montjuic you will also find the Palau Nacional, which houses the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – a great collection of Catalan art. From Poble Sec you are also within easy reach of the city centre, with attractions like La Boqueria food market and the busy avenue of Las Ramblas. From here, the metro will take you quickly to sights like the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.
Choosing a different Barcelona district
Barcelona has an area to suit everyone and a vacation rental in Barceloneta provides a welcome break from the urban atmosphere. Located right in the centre of town, the area has a long sandy beach for you to relax on after a hard day’s sightseeing. The boardwalk behind the beach is bustling with bars and cafes and staying here will bring a little bit of seaside holiday atmosphere to your city break. Whether you are looking for city or sun, 9flats.com has great accommodation in the most exciting locations, so book your apartment in Poble Sec with us for a great travel experience.