With a hired car in Barcelona you have the freedom to explore the city as well as the beach and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Barcelona is the ideal city for a varied holiday. There is something for everyone here and with the right hired car you can get flexibly to your desired destinations. Barcelona is also a perfect starting point for tours through Catalonia by hired car. Numerous tourist attractions in the northeast of Spain can be reached from here. A very special highlight is to travel to the city of Valencia by hired car. You can also take a car ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca.
Hired car in Barcelona
Barcelona is probably one of the most popular holiday spots for tourists in Spain. The metropolis, which is often referred to as the "City of Gaudi", attracts vacationers every year, especially in the summer months. We, too, can only recommend a trip to Barcelona during the warm months. However, keep in mind that during the high season not only regular vacationers, but also participants of cruises stay in the city. So it can get relatively crowded in some places. However, you can always take a trip to the nearby area with your hired car and skillfully escape the hustle and bustle during your summer holiday. For example, we recommend a trip to the monastery of Monserat (60 kilometers away) where you can also go hiking through the mountains.
Compare offers from different car hire providers on Driveboo.com and book online. The online booking saves you a lot of work. Book from the comfort of your own home and pick up your hired car on arrival in Barcelona. Your hired car will be waiting for you in the city center or at the airport. If you pick up your hired car directly after landing at Gerona Airport or Barcelona Airport, you will be mobile in Barcelona from the first moment you arrive. On Driveboo.com you can compare different offers and book a cheap hired car for your holiday in Barcelona.
In Spain, there are different regulations for each type of road. Cars must follow the following speed limits:
|Out of town||100 km/h or 90 km/h|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
In order to explore the city center of Barcelona, it is best to leave your hired car at a parking space and go on foot. Make sure you visit the following sights:
The cathedral La Sagrada Familia is a must during a trip to Barcelona. The church has been under construction since 1882 and has not yet been completed. It was designed by Antoni Gaudi, one of the most famous children of the city. For a visit, it makes sense to book a cheap ticket in advance in order to pass the queues.
Another highlight created by Gaudi is the famous Park Güell. It is more than 100 years old and impresses with the architectural features of Art Nouveau, which Gaudi gave to the buildings in the park. In front of the park there is a large car park where you can park your hired car.
View from Park Güell
Mosaic, Park Güell
Tourists can experience the life of Barcelona on the boulevard La Rambla and the adjacent harbor. Here the city pulsates. Offers from shops, restaurants and clubs invite you to stop by. Here you can enjoy the colorful hustle and bustle and the charm of Barcelona over a cup of coffee or an ice cream.
The offers for excursions by hired car are huge. In the south of Barcelona are the cities of Tarragona and Sitges. Since the sightseeings are not so conveniently located, a hired car is more frequently used on the spot. Tarragona is an old Roman capital, where you should definitely visit these highlights:
A second possibility for excursions by hired car are the cities of Girona and Figueres in the north of Catalonia. In the Middle Ages, Girona was one of the richest cities in Catalonia, allowing the construction of Romanesque and Gothic buildings. Girona has a wonderful old town where you can visit the cathedral and the former Jewish quarter.
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