Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia, located to the north of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline on the Iberian Peninsula. Millions of visitors flock to Barcelona every year – it has a rich sporting heritage and is without doubt “football crazy” thanks largely to FC Barcelona, holds an annual Formula 1 Motor Race and more. Barcelona also has a rich tapestry of parks, gardens and areas of cultural interest.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport is located just 14 kilometers from the city and handles more than 35 million passengers per year with ongoing expansion programs giving a possible capacity of handling more than 55 million passengers. There are various car hire opportunities at Barcelona Airport and competition is rife, so make sure that you get the best deal possible for your stay. Among the car hire companies represented at Barcelona El-Prat Airport include;
- National Atesa
The booking desks at the airport are located on the ground floor of Terminal 1 and the main exit hall at Terminal 2B.
Hiring a car directly from Barcelona Airport gives you everything you need to really get out and explore the fascinating city of Barcelona and the surrounding area.
Places to Visit Close to Barcelona
- The Costa Brava – lies just to the North of Barcelona and is easily reached by car. This rugged coastline has plenty of traditional fishing villages and secluded coves to explore as well as some of the more typical crowded sandy beaches. There are also some fabulous medieval villages which are just a little inland from the coast.
- L’Estartit – one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Costa Brava which deserves a special mention thanks to it being the perfect destination for Scuba Divers thanks largely to its close proximity to a marine reserve on the Islands of Medes.
- Tossa de Mar – is a million miles from L’Estartit (not literally), an attractive, fortified medieval town full of Spanish charm. This splendid location has a small, delightful beach cove for those who like to feel the sand between their toes.
The city of Barcelona itself is a cultural center packed with spectacular architecture, artwork, world class cuisine and more, but there is also plenty to see and do just outside the city. Make sure that you get the best deal possible for your hire car by checking out a number of websites before your visit including:
- http://www.expedia.co.uk/Compare-Cheap-Car-Hire-In-Barcelona.d179992.Car-Hire- Guide.