Barcelona – The City
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is situated on the Mediterranean
coast, less than two hours drive by hire car from the Spanish-French border and
Barcelona is full of bustling streets and fantastic architecture, both new and old.
Park your hire car in central Barcelona and wander through Las Ramblas, five linking
tree-lined streets popular with buskers and mime artists. Visit Mercat de la Boqueria
(market) for a more local shopping experience or walk down to the harbour and take
the lift to the shipyards.
In the heart of old Barcelona is the Barri Gotic, an area of medieval Gothic buildings
set in a labyrinth of streets. Head to the Carrer de Montcada, where the Picasso
Museum is located and of course, don’t miss the awe inspiring Gaudi architecture
including La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Batllo.
Barcelona’s Shopping Line is an extensive area with leading designer boutiques,
multi -storey department stores, municipal markets and ancient emporiums – ideal
for the most ardent shopping enthusiast.
Attractions in the Barcelona Area
There is so much to see in Barcelona, but using a rental car enables you to explore
more of Spain and the Costa Dorada. You’ll be in Pineda de Mar within 50 minutes
by hire car from Barcelona; a popular sea side town on the Mediterranean at the
entrance to the Montnegre Natural Park.
A further 20 minutes along the coast and 60 miles from Barcelona, is historic Lloret
de Mar with its five miles of EU Blue Flag beaches, ancient castles, churches and
gardens – the perfect location to explore by rental car for a family holiday. Take
a drive out of Lloret in your hire car, put your boots on and hike the many coastal
trails and surrounding forests.
Low Cost Car Rental in Barcelona
If you are planning a Barcelona car hire holiday, you can book a rental car online
with easyCar now and take advantage of our great low cost car hire deals.