How could one best describe Barcelona? Surely as a city full of light, with a strong cultural identity, always on the move; a city of art and history, Gaudí's home town, or maybe Messi's Spanish home. Barcelona is a vivid destination, alive and creative. Catalonia's capital city is very seducing, with monuments and parks, beaches and nightlife. It is all about the details, the ones that make the difference in a world of choice. Visitors are drawn to the Sagrada Família's splendid lines, to the Rambla’s unique setting, or to exploring the parks. Above all, Barcelona is authentic. Leaving behind all the known aspects and stepping beyond the usual tourist tracks, wonderful things are bound to happen by chance and not necessarily within the city limits. To explore Barcelona beyond its centre, you need a car hire service and that is precisely when Autoclick comes into play.
Unlimited possibilities by car
Your thoughts about Barcelona might even change a bit once you are behind the wheel. Of course you could see Barcelona using just public transportation, or even on foot. But, with your own car, you can check out more places, set your own rhythm, not being dependent on the Metro or buses. Your own hire car will take you outside the city limits, to the beaches of Costa Brava or to enjoyable amusement parks, from wonderful greenery to scenic locations as far away and high as the Pyrenees, just a couple of hours’ drive from Barcelona. On the way there, you will see bits of Spain's historical heritage, picturesque sierras, momentous fishing villages, and places that define Catalonia's origins.
Even if you have travelled to many other beautiful cities, you will fall in love with Barcelona instantly. That is, of course, if you don’t already love the idea of it. It is said that Barcelona sits with its feet in the water, backed by the Collserola hills, the world’s largest metropolitan park, holding treasures in its reach - history, monuments, art, football, the Olympic Stadium, urban delights, a complete universe. And everywhere you will encounter citizens proud of their city. Some say Barcelona is like the wind - during the summer you have the Levante wind with the smell of the Mediterranean, then you get the Mistral wind and lavender aromas all the way from Provence, some other times you can feel the western winds, the hot Poniente breeze of the interior. And what is Barcelona's colour? It is probably the unmistakable "azulgrana del Barça", a combination of Burgundy red and blue, but most agree it would be just the generic blue, like the surrounding waters.
What to do not to miss all these charms, from the almost compulsory walk in the park to the full range of museums, from the beach to mountaineering, to shopping or spending the night in some club deep inside the city's heart? We can help, offering the best alternatives of car hire in Barcelona, at the lowest prices, not in any way cutting short on quality or skimping on the most wanted accessories. The Wi-Fi Internet and GPS devices provided by us will help you find your way faster. Our cars are safe and affordable.
One secret nobody wants to share
This glorious historical mix, the amazing architectural weave and all the well-known attractions are just that: well known. Apart from you, there are tens of thousands of visitors, every single day. They all visit the same places, they all want to see what must be seen first - Gaudi's work, Camp Nou, Ramblas, La Seu, Montjuic, Plaça d'Espanya, the famous theatres, bars and clubs. If you do not fancy the idea of sharing small places with lots of people, then you need to get away. If you have the chance, visit Barcelona during the autumn or spring. During the summer, do the rest, everywhere other than the city, from Andorra to Andalusia. How about the winter? Well, in this part of the world snow is rarely seen. But who needs snow right here when we have the endless skiing possibilities in the Pyrenees?
So, what are you likely to see with a rental car at your disposal? You could just start with Montserrat, a sacred place with an appealing monastery on top of a high plateau, about one hour’s drive from Barcelona. The landscape alone could be the feature of a postcard you may want to send back home to your friends and family. Talking about family, if you travel with kids, then a visit to Port Aventura is a must: the huge amusement park has everything you need to spend a whole day of perfect fun outside the capital. Port Aventura is just outside Tarragona, the small Mediterranean town hosting an UNESCO site, the Roman ruins of Tarraco. Tarragona is an attractive town with lots of fiestas and festivals, with a number of extraordinary beaches, such as El Miracle, offering some of the most captivating panoramas.
Easy travel from north to south by car
On the way to Tarragona you could stop in Sitges, a tourist resort known as a grand development in the last few decades. You may even consider Sitges as a base for your vacation. A trip to the north could start with Badalona, a town of 200.000 inhabitants, always in the shade of Barcelona, its mighty neighbour, although host to one or two quality museums and some nicely adorned boulevards. Driving along the coastline and 70 km north from Barcelona you will get to Blanes, another popular summer destination, gateway of the area known as Costa Brava - and actually the most frequently visited location of this area. Another lovely park can be found in Lloret del Mar, just a few kilometres north of Blanes. If you have time, include Blanes, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar in a day-trip starting from Barcelona. Tossa is a beautiful summer resort, offering a couple of great beaches backed by a spectacular shoreline, both, from natural and medieval points of view.
Do not waste any time without a rented car when thinking about going to Barcelona. From the city's amazing maze of streets to its parks and beaches, going all the way up north to Andorra and the Pyrenees and back to the world renowned summer resorts, Autoclick and its car hire service in Barcelona allows you to see as much as you need, without ever having to think about anything but the vacation itself. Contact us now and have your pre-arranged car waiting for you right at the airport terminal. The transfer from the airport is free of charge, by shuttle bus.