Barcelona is home to many beautiful beaches, being on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona also happens to be Europe’s largest metropolis located on the Mediterranean coast. There are many beautiful places to visit in Barcelona and these are rich with history and culture. The CosmoCaixa is the city’s science museum and is one of Barcelona’s most interesting sights. The Caixafòrum [Tel: 934768600] is also a popular museum. It is open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 and till 22:00 on Saturdays. The admission is free. The Sagrada Familia is an impressive tower that is most impressive when viewed at night. The locals tend to refer to this tower as being made of bones. The cost to go up in the tower is €2.5 and the entrance fee for the site is €12. A helpful audio commentary is available for €4, and is highly recommended to optimize the visit to the tower. Also a popular night-time sight, the Place d’Espanya features a musical fountain that runs 30 minute sessions on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning at 20:30, with the last show beginning at 23:00. For nightlife, Barcelona features a vibrant array of options. Travellers should check out Razzmatazz, open until 06:00, Catwalk, Sutton (on Thursdays for Club 54-themed evenings), and Chupitos (Spanish for “shots”), which features many creative shots including the “Harry Potter” and the “Monica Lewinsky.”

Flights to Barcelona can be found at Barcelona Airport (BCN) [Tel: 902 404 704, Tel: (+34) 91 321 10 00], located 10 km southwest of the city centre. The airport is a hub for Ryanair, Spanair, Air Nostrum, and Vueling and many other low cost air carriers also fly into Barcelona Airport. There are five on-site car hire agencies to assist travellers with their transportation needs. These car hires are:

Avis
Europcar
Hertz
National Atesa
Sol-Mar

Important Telephone Numbers:

General Emergencies—112 
Medical Emergencies—061
Dental Emergencies—93 415 9922
Local Police—092
Round The Clock Social Care Office—900 703 030
Lost and Found Objects—010/93 223 40 12
Tourist Information—93 238 4000
Fire Service—080
City Information—010

Car rental suppliers are located at Barcelona Airport in both Terminal 1 and 2. The Car hire company in Terminal 2 is only in building T2B. Each of these companies is right next door to each other so you can be sure of cheap car rental prices.

You can try arranging your car rental directly with the Spain which is expert in handling tight schedules and you can be left worry less about the whole transportation issue.

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