Barcelona Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe with over 30 million passing through every year. It is just 8 km into the city and an easy drive with car hire from Barcelona Airport. Barcelona is an iconic city and has its own style and charm, a mix of modern and old as well as being home to the artist Gaudi.
Barcelona Airport has 2 terminals that are linked by shuttle bus and a few miles apart. Terminal 1 is used for domestic and international flights and terminal 2 is used for budget and charter flights. There are banks and ATMs in both terminals as well as facilities for currency exchange. A Wi-Fi service is available for checking emails or you can use the business centre in terminal 1. Information desks are located around the terminals for any questions you may have and there are 6 VIP Lounges available for a charge or free to business class passengers. If you need to eat, there are over 10 coffee shops, restaurants and bars in both terminals. The airport has over 80 outlets to keep you busy, with many shops specialising in fashion and local produce as well as football souvenirs! There are 4 duty free shops for last minute gifts and you can find designer brands in the shops at Skycentre in terminal 1.
Barcelona is an incredible city, with so much culture and history as well as great shopping and cuisine. Most famous for its architecture, the presence of Gaudi can be seen everywhere, from the Parc Guell to Casa Mila and La Casa Batlo. His most famous project is the amazing unfinished cathedral of Sagrada Familia, which is a must see for all visitors to Barcelona. You can explore the medieval winding streets and fountains of Barri Gotic and then take a cable car ride from the Torre San Sebastian to Montjuic. Take a stroll along La Rambla, the liveliest part of the city with its tree-lined walkways and markets and entertainment as well as shops and cafes galore. After dark sip on a sangria and watch a flamenco show or try the seafood delights and local Catalan cuisine in the Barceloneta part of town. With car hire in Barcelona, you can choose to get out of the city and visit Figueres, home of the Salvador Dali Museum or head out to the monastery in the mountains at Montserrat.