- Given how much of Barcelona is taken up by the one-way system, it’s best to use some form of GPS to avoid getting lost. Download a map on Google Maps or iPhone Maps before you go: you can use the GPS in offline mode.
- When you rent a car in Barcelona, many hire companies give you a full tank of petrol and expect you to return it that way. So be sure to fill up the tank before the end of your trip to avoid a penalty.
- Catalonia’s motorways may be top-notch, but the main highways come with expensive tolls. The so-called national roads tend to be slower but are free to use and often offer the more scenic routes.
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