Car rental Barcelona
Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid
. It's the capital of the autonomous region Catalonia. Being one of the world's leading tourist, economic, exhibition, sports and cultural centers, it is ranked 4th most visited city in Europe after Paris, London and Rome.
Like many other major cities, Barcelona has a busy traffic. But its sound road conditions and more patient local drivers make driving easier. Despite its convenient public transport, car rental Barcelona is still a popular form by tourists. It is wise to bring your own GPS device or book one with the company of your car rental in Barcelona prior to your trip. You can easily reach the city's suburban areas with a rental car in Barcelona by following the Ronda de Dalt and the Ronda Litoral. These two semi ring roads form a circle around Barcelona with two entrances. The northern entrance (Nudo de lat Tinitat) is where all the important motorways enter the city, such as the Maresme, Gerona
-Costa Brava-France Sabadell-Terrasa Manresa routes, while the southern entrance is where all traffic travelling up to the Mediterranean coast enter the city, such as Castelldefels or from Tarragona, as well as for traffic from the inland Spain such as Lerida-Zaragoza-Madrid.
Parking your rental car in Barcelona on the streets in the city center can be tricky, but there are many large parking lots in the city. You can try the b:sm parks, which have 46 car parks with over 17,000 spaces. They sometimes offer discount of your total stay. Barcelona bus terminal has a large car park that also brings much convenience if you rent a car in Barcelona. You can park your rental car at Nord Station at around 17 Euros for 24 hours. Never park in a non-designated car parking area, as you will almost certainly receive a fine or have your rental car towed away.
As in most of Spain
Barcelona features a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, humid winters. The average temperatures range from 25 to 31 °C in the summer and from 8 to 17 °C in the winter.
Barcelona is irresistible to any tourist with a full package to offer: The Barri Gòtic, the center of the old city of Barcelona, where many buildings are dated back to the medieval times ; Sagrada Família, the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí, is seen as an international symbol of Barcelona; the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, holding a fine collection of Romanesque art; Montjuïc park, located on the mountain of the same name, is the city's largest park; Beach in Barcelona is ranked as the best urban beach in the world by National Geographic and Discovery Channel, with Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta being the largest and most frequented ones.
Events & festivals
Barcelona has events and festivals suitable for visitors of all ages and tastes: the Sónar Festival and the Primavera Sound Festival, the two major pop music festivals held annually; Festa Major de Gracia, a weeklong festival held in August, featuring a full scale of parties with live music and fireworks; Festes de la Merce, Barcelona's main annual festival, including competition of forming the highest human tower, parades and various musical performances.