The city of Gaudí filled with delicious tapas, many architectural highlights, and the active nightlife will entertain you without a doubt. Barcelona is a very popular holiday destination in Spain and can be found on many travel wish lists. In this city, you wish you had an extra pair of eyes so you could see everything there is. This, however, gets a lot easier when renting a car. Be sure to rent a car upfront so you’re ready to go when arriving at Barcelona Airport.
The actual question is what not to see in Barcelona. This city has a little bit of everything. A visit to soccer stadium Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona, is loved by all those soccer fans out there. You can do an extensive tour and learn more about this beautiful building. This is not just fun for soccer fans but also for those joining them thanks to the architectural highlights of this stadium. A trip to the touristic Las Ramblas, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, and Passeig de Gracia are recommended as well. The Sagrada Familia probably doesn’t require an explanation, but the other three are well-known streets and markets filled with rows upon rows of restaurants, stores, and local foods that are absolutely worth a try, even if they are busy.
Barcelona isn’t just comprised of architectural highlights. Its location in Spain is very fortunate for those who love the beach. There’s an actual beach on the coast of this city, including a boulevard with great places for a night out and restaurants with the best seafood and a terrace on which you can relax. There are also quite a few parks in the city that are suitable for relaxing or sightseeing. Parc Güell is known for the works of Gaudí and will give you plenty of photo opportunities. Relaxing can be done in the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella or Parc de Montjüic.
That latter is located on a small mountain and comes with an amazing view over the city, including a castle and museum. If you’re feeling lazy, you can use the cable car, funicular or the escalators to go up in case you want to leave your rental car waiting for you at the foot of the mountain.
Getting from the airport to Barcelona is much easier with your rental car. No need to drag your bags through the city since you can put them in the trunk of your car and drive straight to your hotel. Book your rental car at Orbitz and pick it up immediately after you arrive at Barcelona Airport. We’ve got spacious SUVs and comfortable yet compact cars at affordable rates.