As you step outside your hotel lobby, a cornucopia full of intriguing diversions and world-class attractions comes into focus. You can already tell this enchanting city will sear itself into your memory; it’s just a matter of what you’ll see first. Welcome to the capital of Catalonia and a cosmopolitan gem: Barcelona. The museums in the city are plentiful and enriching, and while it would be hard to see them all—why not try? Art lovers must take in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, known in all languages as MNAC, and the Picasso Museum.
Getting around on foot is quite popular, but Barcelona car rentals let you explore beyond city limits. Your day may begin at the Boqueria, the city's central market, but with your own set of wheels you can sample the regional paella, tapas, and crema catalana on a whim. Rent a car in Barcelona with Travelocity today—your Spanish adventures are about to begin!
Falling in Love with Barcelona
Set on the Mediterranean Coast, Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is just 15 minutes south of the city, and Barcelona rental cars are available in the arrivals terminal. Get behind the wheel and the Catalonia coast is your oyster. Your car also makes it simple to get to the ferry terminal and voyage to the islands of Palma or Ibiza. Even if you're not a futbol (soccer) fan, you should visit Camp Nou, home to one of the world's most famous teams, FC Barcelona. The frenetic energy at a Barca home match is unparalleled, and if you’re lucky you can celebrate a “W” with the team’s most fervent fans. Leave your cheap car rental in Barcelona parked for a day and explore monuments to art and culture, like the Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter, on foot.
Where to Stay in Barcelona
Barcelona rental car deals aren’t the only reason to get excited, and roaming the spaces between your hotel and favorite points of interest on foot is a popular way to explore. Stay at the Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina, and you’ll wake up to water views and be steps from the Museu Maritim de Barcelona. At the Hotel Bagues and Ohla Barcelona, the Arc de Triomf is but a short jaunt away, and you’ll have numerous places to go get a morning cup of coffee. A bit more inland, the Casa Fuster Hotel sits adjacent to the Placeta de Sant Miquel and near tons of restaurants.
Your Spanish getaway may seem like a dream, but if you pinch yourself you’ll realize you’re standing beneath stunning architecture in one of the best beach cities in the world. Soak it up, wise wanderer. When you book one of our car rentals in Barcelona, your getaway is off to a start as sweet as sangria.