Europe Travel Month – Day 1: Barcelona

Sixt Europe Travel Guide – Barcelona

We at Sixt have decided to launch Europe month, in which we will post a new blog post about a city in Europe every day in the month of June. Today’s instalment is, Barcelona.

Barcelona is one of the biggest and most exciting cities in Europe. It is different to other Spanish cities due to its Catalan culture, however still maintains the traditional Spanish passion. The architecture of Barcelona is one of highlights of the city, one can spend the day aimlessly walking around the decorated streets and deem it a day not wasted. And clearly when speaking of architecture, in Barcelona, one can’t help but think of modernist Antoni Gaudi; with the most familiar being the meticulously detailed, gothic cathedral the Sagrada Famila, The magical Park Guell and the ‘stone lung’, La Pedrera. However, his lesser known, and some argue more impressive work, lies a short drive with your Sixt rent a car; the Church of Cononia Guell. Unfinished though it may be, It has been noted by experts that this hidden gem is one of the more faithful to the spirit of his architecture.

For a more relaxing day you can you can take respite in one of the many beaches in and around Barcelona; with 7 beaches making up the 4-kilometer Mediterranean coastline. If you prefer a more isolated experience, take a short drive north of city to Caldetes Beach. However if you must only do one road trip during your stay in Barcelona, Cap de Creus must be it. A 2 hour drive with your Sixt rent a car to the edge of Spain, offering stunning views on the way, will take your breath away!

Like any metropolis, Barcelona has a plethora of shops and restaurants. In addition to this, however, Barcelona offers La Rambla, a tree-lined mall running through the centre of the city, spanning for just over 1 kilometer. Have fun haggling with the proprietors, but beware of pickpockets, as they can be particularly rife in this area due to the high concentration of people.

Acquiring to rent a car from Sixt is so simple with our 5 branches; including one at the Barcelona airport, one at the station and three in the city. Regardless of branch, there is vast fleet of cars ready to be picked up. You will not be driving extensively in Barcelona with your rent a car, therefore our recommendation would be the Nissan Versa, a reliable car that will get from A to B. However, if you are looking for a more luxurious car rental experience we also offer a range of sports convertibles, including Mercedes and Ferrari. The latter option will especially unforgettable driving along the coast with the fresh air revitalizing all the senses. Enjoy Barcelona and neighboring towns with your Sixt rent a car.

To take advantage of our discount car rentals in Barcelona, contact us today!

Nissan Versa Rental in Barcelona

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