Catalonia is a wonderful holiday destination by the Mediterranean in the north of Spain. Its coastline is lined by magnificent beaches (such as those on the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada and Costa Barcelona) and world-famous resorts, such as Salou, Sitges, Tossa de Mar, Cadaqués, Lloret de Mar and Roses. A holiday in Catalonia is also an opportunity to discover an outstanding architectural heritage, with many monuments boasting UNESCO World Heritage status. Barcelona, a city famous the world over, is a veritable open-air museum, with its Baroque churches, and audacious Gaudi-designed building – not forgetting the Tarraco archaeological site further south along the coast. Catalan gastronomy is world renowned and many leading chefs have established restaurants here. The region’s hinterland is teeming with spectacular mountain landscapes (Catalan Pyrenees) and ski resorts. Hoping to rent an inexpensive apartment by the sea? A house inland? A villa with a swimming pool? Or a mountain chalet? There’s no better time to look at POPLIDAY’s selection of holiday rentals in Catalonia.