Even if many people will suggest that there is anything but a need to get a car here, there are a few situations in which a rental car in Barcelona could still prove useful:
Barcelona without a car – within the city
Barcelona has it all — the city of Barcelona really is Europe’s great all-rounder, with something for everyone! You’ll have plenty to do, whether your interest lies in food, football, music, art, architecture, or all of the above. There is just so much to see within the limits of the city that many visitors don’t even think about getting out beyond.
Saving money by not hiring a car in Barcelona!
Other reasons to visit Barcelona without a car
Barcelona without a car – beyond the city
Barcelona without a car – practicalities
James says - a few trip notes:
Barcelona was one of the original reasons for setting up Carornocar.com. I had heard from a friend who had picked up a hire car at Barcelona airport, driven it to the hotel, kept it in the garage for a week, and then driven it back to the airport.
Now this isn’t just a waste of money on car hire fees, it also means paying needless parking charges. Now, chances are, most people who get a hire car in Barcelona will actually drive it somewhere, but before doing so, we suggest reading our pros and cons.
Conclusion — there is more than enough to see in and near to Barcelona itself to make it possible to get around without needing a car.
Even those with itchy feet can still make three excellent excursions by train in different directions – to Montserrat, Figueres and Nuria, without needing to think about hiring a car.
Verdict — no