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The Avis pick-up point at Barcelona Calle Corcega is located in the city centre, just a short drive from an array of major attractions and beautiful beaches. With much to see and do, you should reserve several days to explore this enchanting city.
The Sagrada Familia is the highlight of the city’s many art nouveau offerings. This striking gothic cathedral is widely considered to be Gaudi’s masterpiece. Stroll through the Park Güell or seek out the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà for more stunning examples of architecture. You’ll also find many museums and theatres in the city, including the world-famous Liceu opera house.
No trip to Barcelona is complete without uncovering La Boqueria – a huge covered market. Fresh juices, fruits, dried meats and candies make this one of Europe’s most colourful bazaars.
On a sunny day, spend the afternoon at the beach. You can either choose a sandy spot directly in the city, like Barceloneta, or drive a few minutes south for quieter stretches, such as Ocata or Caldetes.
When it comes to food, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint. Some of the world’s top restaurants can be found here and an array of local ingredients, like pork, seafood, tomatoes and garlic, feature in many dishes. Desserts like crema catalana – the Catalan version of crème brûlée – and various almond sweets are local specialties.
While Barcelona has plenty to offer, neighbouring towns in Catalonia are well worth visiting too. And they’re all easily reached with your Avis rental car.
Just over an hour’s drive along the coastal C-32, this town offers many ruins and medieval architecture for history buffs. Spend a day wandering Roman remains, like the Forùm Provincial Pretori i Circ Romans, where chariot races used to be held. The old town is a maze of cobbled streets and the town’s cathedral is a must-see.
Drive around 90 minutes north on the AP-7 to this inland town at the confluence of two rivers – the Ter and the Onyar. Once a strong Jewish centre of study, Girona has undergone many sieges and attacks over the past centuries. Its fortifications and the Girona Cathedral are main sights, but be sure to see the distinctive riverfront houses, decorated in vibrant colours while you’re here.
Dubbed the St Tropez of Spain, this charming seaside town is one of the most popular excursions from Barcelona. Just a 45-minute drive south of the city on the C-32, it’s easy to reach in your hire car. It’s especially popular among LGBT travellers who come for the annual Barcelona Carnival in February, while movie buffs are drawn by its film festival. Sitges also boasts impeccable sandy beaches for those who want to soak up the sun.
Skip the siesta and hop into your Avis rental car in Barcelona to start exploring one of Spain’s most exciting regions.