Barcelona is a world renowned city for its tourist attractions and an economic and cultural hub, but regardless of why you visit it our Barcelona car hire services will definitely come in handy. It’s a very large and old city containing several districts, each of them built in various times and focusing on different aspects of the city’s history and function.
The “Old City” or Ciutat Vella is located in the center of present day Barcelona. Due to its location it is home to most of the historic building and important monuments that you will probably want to see, the more modern buildings being situated in other locations of the city.
The Old City is home to the Palau de la Musica Catalana – the Palace of Catalan Music – a building considered to be a masterpiece of modernist architecture, as well as numerous plazas and the largest collection of Gothic houses in the city in the Born quarter. Add to these many other religious buildings such as the church of Santa Maria del Pi or the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, and you’ll only just scratch the surface of what only one part of Barcelona has to offer, the city is truly amazing.
If you fly into the city you will touch down at Barcelona Airport also known as El Prat Airport, and you can get the car you hire from our Barcelona car rental offices right there and then so that your trip gets off to a flying start.
Considering the size of the city you should be aware that parking is at a premium, especially around the major tourist destinations. The parking spaces are color coded, the green ones can only be used by residents, the blue ones can be used by anyone but they are paid between 9AM-2PM and 4PM-8PM Monday to Saturday. The parking spaces marked as being white are free at all times, unfortunately there aren’t any of them in the city center so if you happen to find some that are available, park your car there and mark their location on a map or your GPS application.
When you’re considering renting a car for your Barcelona trip you should do your best to book it long in advance of the actual trip, especially if the trip will take place during holiday seasons. By booking in advance we can guarantee that you will have the car when you need. Besides this you should consider the fact that you will probably get it cheaper than you would if you’d want to rent it closer to or during the holiday season.