Right by the sea, with its own beaches, the Vila Olímpica neighbourhood was laid out for the 1992 Olympics. It’s now a superb residential area with lots of green spaces, excellent transport connections and easy access to a string of beaches. Find your accommodation in Vila Olímpica in Barcelona and enjoy a truly Olympic holiday!
Vila Olímpica was built on disused industrial land to provide housing for the athletes at the 1992 Olympics. In 1990 the city’s plan to revamp Barcelona’s seafront included the blueprint for Vila Olímpica, which got under way by demolishing all the existing buildings. The plan envisaged not only a large number of blocks of flats, but also a vast remodelling of the area by the sea, including green spaces, a marina and several beaches. Book your holiday apartment in Barcelona and soak up the sun!
From the Port Olímpic, the Passeig Marítim is truly spectacular. The twin skyscrapers, Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts, rise up over the skyline in black and blue. At their feet, you’ll find a shopping centre and several entertainment options, including the famous Casino de Barcelona, if you fancy trying your luck, as well as a range of restaurants and lively nightclubs.
Most Friendly Rentals apartments in Vila Olímpica are located close to Port Olímpic, where you can soak up the beach atmosphere, admire the elegant boats in the marina and gaze up at the huge Golden Fish sculpture, by famous architect Frank Gehry, who also designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
The holiday apartments in Vila Olímpica are also ideal if you want to party. The area around Port Olímpic boasts a range of nightclubs, from high class to reggaeton. A great atmosphere to enjoy on unforgettable party nights with family or friends.
Take a rest in one of the many parks in the area: you’ll find plenty of gardens and green areas to choose from. Carrer de Wellington runs down the side of the Parc de la Ciutadella, the city’s most famous park, ideal for a family stroll or a visit to Barcelona Zoo. If you’re still not sure where to spend a holiday in Barcelona with kids, our accommodation in Vila Olímpica is one of the best options. You’ll only be two minutes away from Nova Icària Beach.
The beaches are lovely all year round. Ideal for a dip in the sea in spring and summer, they’re also great for all kinds of activities whatever the season. You’ll see people playing volleyball or surfing. Watersport fans will be in their element, with lots of sports clubs for paddle surfing, windsurfing, kayaking… All the beaches have cycle paths, and there’s a skate park at Mar Bella Beach. With an apartment in Vila Olímpica by the beach, you can wake up in the morning and go for sunrise run.
The Passeig Marítim is a lovely stretch for a bike ride. And a great way to make the most of your stay in your accommodation in Vila Olímpica in Barcelona! The cycle lane runs from Poblenou neighbourhood, in the north, to the neighbouring city of Badalona or to Parc del Fòrum.
The Parc del Fòrum was laid out in 2004 to house concerts, festivals, shows, circus and similar events all year round. It’s one of the most impressive spaces in Barcelona, with room for 65,000 people. There’s also an adventure park, with aerial runways and climbing circuits, as well as the Natural Science Museum. All great options if you're travelling to Barcelona with kids.
Finally, a holiday apartment in Barcelona close to the Fòrum is ideal if you’re planning on coming to one of the city’s leading festivals such as Primavera Sound Festival or Cruïlla. The metro station at Maresme-Fòrum is only a few minutes’ ride to other stations on the Yellow Line such as Bogatell or Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica, where you’ll find Friendly Rentals holiday apartments. Ready for some truly unforgettable days in Barcelona?