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1. Posted by NORIEGDI (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Hi,
I have a couple of days to travel around Spain in May, and would like to ask what you recommend about renting a car in Barcelona and travel around there.
Do you recommend any accommodation or other way to travel around there that week?

2. Posted by Uncle_J (Full Member 73 posts) 8y

Here is a suggestion: go the www.virtourist.com and click on Europe, then Spain, then Catalonia. It offers a nice slide show of 6 destinations close to Barcelona (and pictures of Barcelona). It might give you an idea of where you would like to spend a few days. I have been to Sitges many times. It is a very nice seaside town 40km south of Barcelona and accessible by train from Estacio Sants.

JAC

3. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 8y

I've travelled across all Catalonia. Basically i stayed in lloret de Mar and Calella. But i went to Palamos in the north, Platya de Aro and other small cities near Barcelona.

I must say the most lively place is for sure Lloret, it has also a long and rather wide beach, plus a lot of clubs, bars where you can have cheap sangria and meet new friends.

I suggest you to go there, even because i don't know how other places will be populated in that period of the year. if you look for a more quiet place with a few bars, Platya de Aro is good. Palamos is the quietst one i've been with nice restaurants but not much to do after midnight if not enjoying a walk and a good atmosphere.

Calella was also nice, it's a small city with huge beaches and quite a few clubs.

I think you'll cope very well with a car, the roads are not crowded and easy to follow.