So, you have arrived in the cultural hub that is Barcelona, the capital of the Catalan region. The wave of heat that hit you as you stepped off the plane is still a hot topic and you have already began your week long campaign of going from Casper the friendly ghost to Mediterranean Adonis/Aphrodite after applying a layer of sun lotion in the airport taxi rank. However, on your ride through the city, you catch a glimpse of the magnificent Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella and decide then and there that you want to see more than just the underside of a parasol and hotel pool; even braving international data charges to search for cheap car hire Barcelona. If you arrives by plane, make sure to rent a car in Barcelona´s airport.
Where to Go With Your New Found Freedom?
Barcelona car hire is the easiest and most cost friendly way of getting off the beaten track in this city and of course, prevents you doing hours of homework in your hotel room trying to work out the public transport system, currency converter and bum bag in tow. By hiring a car you can visit more than just the essential sights, exploring further afield. For example; the Sant Sadurni d’Anoia vineyards, where you can marvel at the 600 year old ancient Oak Tree, planted by Javier Codorniu, the founder of the vineyards whilst also sampling the local wine (well, after all you are on holiday!).
The Palo Alto industrial complex, filled with artists and craftsmen is another hidden gem not to be missed. This green oasis is an excellent way to make the most of your car hire Barcelona and escape the bustle of the inner city whilst allowing your aftersun to work its magic from the morning´s sun bed tourism and why not sample some of the regions famed sauces such as Sofrgegit or Picada, two sauces that make even the most hopeless cooking edible thanks to their indescribable flavors.
So with literally thousands of treasures to explore in this dream location as well as easy access to Gaudi´s Barcelona and more, Barcelona car hire is the only way to take in the sights.
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Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean coast, in the northeast of Spain. Due to this situation, Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, so Atlantic west winds often arrive to this city with low humidity. Its the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Cataluña and the second largest city in Spain. The main one, Madrid, is located nearly 621km from this one.
Nowadays Barcelona is largely recognised as a global city (finance, commerce, media, entertainment, artistic and international trade). This exciting city is also an important symbol of the modernist architecture which includes a wide range of Gaudi designs. Gaudi´s works can be divided in some stages: from an urban and social nature applied to the architecture to the most creative and innovative period dedicated to the realisation of the Sagrada Familia temple.
We suggest you a Gaudi walking tour to deep into his main artistic treasures located in Barcelona city: La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Cathedral (XIII century), the Batlló House, Parc Güell, La Pedrera or the Milà House
If you like walking and are reasonable fit and healthy, then these walking tours offer you a most wonderful way to experience and the city. You can find a mixture of art and culture from its old city, located in the Gothic Quarter, and the cosmopolitan Olimpic Port, across the famous Las Ramblas avenue. This area is a fantastic place to taste its distinctive cuisine with lot of bars and restaurants where to taste anything from typical Catalan dishes to different exotic foods.
But if you want to visit its surroundings touristic offers, we suggest you rent a car in some of the different rental offices located all around the city (Muntaner, Poble Nou, Sants Railway Station ) or directly from Barcelona Airport. Not far away from the city, if you take your hired vehicle, drive to visit Tibidabo or Monjuic Park, the largest one located on the mountain of the same name.
And finally if you are a football supporter, don´t hesitate to visit the Camp Nou, house of FC Barcelona team.