Information about the city Barcelona, located in the Barcelona, Catalonia region, Spain. The town has about 1 621 500 (2015) inhabitants. It is the county seat in the region. 1:th largest city/district when it comes to inhabitants in the region and the 2:th largest town/community in Spain. Eixample 0 km (c. 262500 pop), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat 6 km (c. 257000 pop) and Sant Martí 5 km (c. 221000 pop) are larger neighbouring communities and cities.
Are you planning to stay for a long period and spend your holiday then there are many things to do and experience. We also give tips on which companies offer rental cars in Barcelona. The town/city is located about 15 MASL. Smaller communities, villages and suburbs nearby are la Garriga, Arenys de Mar, Piera, Lliçà d’Amunt and Vallirana. Are you staying for a long time in Barcelona? Some suggestions and tips on museums, activities, events, attractions, experiences, destinations and places that are worth a visit during your trip to the city. Museums and art galleries in Barcelona and that could be interesting are Museu Frederic Marès, Picasso Museum, Barcelona Mammoth Museum, Ideas and Inventions Museum, Museo de la Moto de Barcelona, Museu Fundació Francisco Godia, City History Museum, Arxiu Historic de la Ciutat de Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Museu Diocesà and The Chocolate Museum. Amusements parks, water parks and theme parks in and surrounding the city are Natupark, Indoor Karting Barcelona, Karting Minilandia and Tibidabo. Zoo de Barcelona and Aquarium Barcelona are aquariums, safari parks, zoos, tropicariums, tropical houses and terrariums close to the city. Enjoy a beautiful botanical garden? Jardins de les Voltes d’en Cirés, Jardins de la Reina Victòria and Jardins del Doctor Fleming are located within walking distance. Do you want to see the views, Observatori Fabra are observation points in the central parts of the town. Relaxing and beautiful green areas, parks and plantings worth seeing are Parc de Joan Miró, Parc de l’Estació del Nord and Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.
Bunkers del Carmel are historical ruins of buildings and objects worth seeing and studying. Beautiful arcs, arcades and arches to visit during your visit are Arc de Triomf. L’Oreig, Casa Valls o Casa Alonso, Palacio Episcopal, Can Cortada, Palace of the Parliament of Catalonia, Casa Moratiel, Casa Juliachs, Casa Massip, Pedralbes Palace and El Suís o Can Rocabert are exciting older magnificent buildings such as mansions and palaces nearby. Look at the domiciles of the city’s old rulers? Exciting castles such as, Castell De Sant Marçal and Montjuic Castle are located close to Barcelona. Visit the local markets? Make a stop at Mercat de Santa Catarina, La Boquería Market, Mercat de La Salut and Mercat de Llefià. Notable churches or cathedrals are, Barcelona Cathedral, Parroquia Sant Gregori Taumaturg and Santa Maria del Pi Church which are close by.
Do you want to do some shopping? The large malls in the city are e.g. Centro comercial de Las Arenas, IKEA Barcelona, Mercat de La Boqueria, Mercat de Sant Antoni, Diagonal Mar, Centro Comercial Baricentro, La Maquinista, Centre Comercial La Farga, The Shop and Peixateria Mary. Font Màgica, Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Casa Batlló, Monument a Colom, Palace of Catalan Music and Güell Palace are monuments and statues of fascinating historical events and persons. Notable squares or large open spaces that are close by, Placa Sant Jaume, Plaça de Catalunya, Plaza Nova, La Pedrera, Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia and Plaça de Francesc Macià. See the town’s team play or practice? Close to the city Estadi D’Atletisme Constantí Miranda are located. To watch and experience football, sports and concerts etc. you can visit Palau Sant Jordi, Stadium FC Barcelona, Camp Nou, Velòdrom dHorta, Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium and Mini Estadi. Recreation and activities? Auditori de Barcelona are located close to the town centre. Are you interested in history and archaeology? Nearby are following interesting places located, Finca Güell, Molí de ca n’Hospital, MUHBA Temple d’August, Can Moragues, Drassanes and Barrina Tower. Puig Castellar, Poblat Iberic have fascinating antiquities, older buildings, ancient relics and cultural heritage near the city. Platja de la Mar Bella, Platja de la Nova Mar Bella, Barceloneta Beach, Platja de Sant Miquel, Platja de Sant Sebastià and Platja del Besòs are beaches nearby. If you want to relax and bask in the sun for a couple of days. The town is located close to the coasts, Costa de Llevant. Casino Barcelona are located in the city, try some gambling at a casino, or maybe try your luck on Black Jack or Roulette. Eager to listen and experience opera and music? Close to the town centre are Gran Teatre del Liceu. Experience local culture at an amphitheatre, Plaza de Toros Barcelona, they are located close to the town centre. Visit Teatre Poliorama, Teatre Lliure, Teatro de los Sentidos, Tritó Edicions, Antic Teatre La Riereta, Set d’accio, Teatre Grec, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, La Puntual, Sol Picó cia. de danza and Teatre Coliseum to see and experience plays, music and shows in the town centre.
Rental cars at Barcelona’s travel centre, train stations (Barcelona – Passeig de Gracia 1 km, Sants Barcelona railway station 2 km, Barcelona Estació de França 2 km, Barcelona-Clot-Aragó 3 km, Estació de RENFE de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat 6 km and Baixador de Vallvidrera Station 6 km) and airports like Barcelona–El Prat Airport 12 km, Sabadell 15 km, Girona–Costa Brava Airport 76 km and Reus Airport 87 km. Car hire where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. Easy and safe on-line booking of rental cars. Search for a city, airport etc. and choose a pick up place, the search will look for all types of objects. To find the best price we compare following companies Autos Aguirre, Owners Cars, Avis, Niza, Hertz, Dollar, Rhodium, Sixt, Thrifty, Class Rent a Car, Enterprise, OK Rent a Car, InterRent, Solmar, Atesa, Europcar, Goldcar, Record, Faycan, Centauro, Keddy By Europcar, Firefly, Hiper Rent a car, Drivalia, Budget, Marbesol, La Palma 24, Orlando, Flizzr, Alamo. Find the best prices for rental cars on-line. Comparing prices on-line can be very profitable, many smaller companies can otherwise only be booked on site. Comparison of rental car and car hire from several businesses in the city Barcelona, Spain.