Rent a car at Barcelona Gran Via with Europcar
Whether you’re travelling to Spain for business or leisure, you’ll be well-placed to explore at your own pace when you hire a vehicle from Europcar Barcelona Gran Via. Located just a stone’s throw from the city centre in the heart of Barcelona’s second major business district, our station is within easy reach of all popular attractions.
The Europcar car hire experience at Barcelona Gran Via
With an exceptional fleet of new, comfortable vehicles to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. At Europcar Barcelona Gran Via, we offer a selection of manual and automatic models of varying sizes with the compact Fiat 500 being one of the smallest cars available and the Mercedes Vito Tourer being one of the largest with room for up to nine people.
Enjoy the finer things in life? Then our premium range is ideal for cruising down the Spanish coast with models including the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
As well as a hassle-free, three-step booking process, we also take a flexible approach to car hire with our daily, weekly and monthly deals catering to long and short-term needs. So, if you’re planning a once in a lifetime road trip or need a reliable ride for a longer period of time – we can help.
Discover Barcelona Gran Via and surroundings by car
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes is the longest street in Catalonia and the second longest in Spain. While the avenue stretches over 13 kilometres, you’ll find our Europcar station around two kilometres from Barcelona’s city centre, meaning you can reach local points of interest in no time.
As one of Barcelona’s most-visited attractions, La Sagrada Familia designed by renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, is a sight to behold and a must-see when you’re in the area – but this isn’t the only Gaudi creation listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will take your breath away. Be sure to also pass by Park Guell, an architectural park consisting of everything from houses to fountains that embraces nature and reflect Gaudi’s true artistic flare.
A stroll through Las Rambles is also a great way to spend an afternoon and if you fancy a spot of retail therapy, don’t miss Barrio Gotico, Barcelona’s ‘Gothic Quarter’ home to a treasure trove of boutique shops and stalls. Other highlights for art lovers include The National Museum of Catalan Art and The Picasso Museum which pays homage to Picasso who himself lived in the city.
If you want to get out of the city and head further afield, why not take a slow and picturesque drive to the rocky range of Montserrat where you’ll find a beautiful Benedictine abbey? This location is approximately an hour’s drive from Barcelona as is Girona, a historic city north of Barcelona complete with colourful houses aligning the River Onyar.
There are also many wonderful beaches to explore in the local area and beyond with the Ocata Beach being well worth the 30 kilometre drive north of the city.
Driving in Barcelona
In Spain, people drive on the right and overtake on the left. Driving can be a little chaotic in the city centre, as a tourist it is important to embrace the almost continuous drone of horns and do your best to navigate the labyrinth of one-way systems and narrow lanes.
Traffic is often heavy, but if you are planning to drive through Barcelona’s downtown district it’s advisable to park up safely whenever you can and walk to the local attractions. Parking officials will be easy to identify, so beware of individuals in regular clothing attempting to lead you into open parking spots as they may be part of a scam network operating in the city.
In general, there are plenty of safe places to leave your car, but these fill up quickly. Estacio Nord (Barcelona’s bus terminal) has a large parking facility and with a metro stop right outside you’ll be able to explore the entire city via the handy underground system.