Car rental Terrasa with Hispacar.com
Terrassa, the capital of the region Vallès Oriental, has always been one of the most important industrial cities of Catalonia. It is situated about thirty kilometres northwest of Barcelona. Many travellers arriving at Barcelona airport continue their journey with a rental car on the C-16 to the Catalonian Pyrenees and Andorra.
The Romans founded Terrassa at the foot of at Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park. Its rich cultural heritage consists of impressive monuments, including constructions from the Visigoth period. Visitors who are in transit with a rental car should have short stopover, park the vehicle and explore Terrassa's medieval old town on foot.
The churches of Sant Miquel, Sant Pere and Santa Maria unify different architectural components from various centuries. In the interior of the ecclesiastical buildings one can admire Roman wall paintings, frescoes from the Gothic or even from the Baroque period.
The medieval Terrassa has many other interesting monuments such as the Tower of Palau and the Carthusian monastery of Vallparadís which has been converted into today's Museum of Terrassa.
Due to the accelerated developing of the textile industry during the nineteenth century, the former medieval town became an industrial city with many factories and institutional organizations. Many factories and warehouses built in Terrassa at that time have been designed in Modernist style by the local architect Lluís Muncunill.
In the seventies, due to the economic crises, numerous successful companies had to close down their business and many spectacular buildings were left abandoned. The Catalan Government has converted the most striking constructions into museums, cultural centres or other places of public interest. The former Aymerich, Amat i Jover Steamer Factory for example houses nowadays the Science and Technology National Museum of Catalonia with temporary and permanent exhibitions in different rooms.
The city's industrial heritage has become a cultural attraction for tourists arriving from parts of the world in order to experience the general life-style, arts and architecture prevailing in Terrassa in better economic times throughout this last century.
Car hire companies in Terrassa
Barcelona airport, about 20 miles away, is the closest to Terrassa. Most visitors rent a car upon arrival at El Prat airport. Barcelona is one of the top travel destinations, served by almost every European airline company.
The airport has two terminals. A free 24 hour shuttle bus service connects T1 and T2. The international car hire companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Enterprise Atesa have offices in both terminals. In addition, some national car rental companies like Firefly Car Rental, Centauro, Solmar or Goldcar offer a selection of vehicles in off airport locations; these companies do not have a desk at the airport but they pick up customers at the arrivals terminal to take them to the nearby rental office in a free courtesy bus. In Terrassa, several rental companies offer a variety of vehicles:
Avis rent a car
Europcar bus station
Rent a car in Terrassa
Want to know more about car hire at Barcelona airport or in Terrassa? Please send us your request via the contact form on our homepage.