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TO THE SOUTH: In the south is the sea. Several ferry lines connect Barcelona Port with other cities.
The Ronda Litoral is a Ring Road that runs along the coast.
It crosses the city on an east-west axis and it is ideal if your destination is a coast resort near the city.
TO THE NORTH: In the north of the city are the hills of Collserola, and behind them, the towns of Sant Cugat, Terrassa, and the area called El Vallés. Departing from Barcelona, you can access this area through the tunnel of Vallvidrera and the road C 16 or E 9.
The Ronda de Dalt is the Ring road which bypasses the city across its northern side.
TO THE EAST: Towards the east, along the coast, are the towns of Badalona, Mataró and the area of El Maresme; further north, the Costa Brava. There is a road (N II) which runs along the coast up to the town of Calella. The highway C32, is faster and goes inland up to the Costa Brava.
The highway A7, goes through Granollers, towards Girona and France.
All the roads towards the norheast have access from the Ronda Litoral or Ronda de Dalt rings, or from the junction at Plaça de les Glories inside the city. From it, following the Avenida Meridiana we'll get to the great highway hub at Montcada i Reixac, where the A7 to France, the C17 road towards Puigcerda and the Pyrenees, and others cluster.
TO THE WEST: Towards the west is the Airport del Prat del LLobregat. We can get there, coming from Barcelona from any of the rings or along the Gran Via from the junction at Plaza de España. Further on is the freeway to Castelldefels and to Sitges, either by the C32 highway or the road C31 that follows to Tarragona. If you prefer a faster trip to Tarragona you'll have to take the A7; again taking any of the rings or the Diagonal Avenue out of the city, then take the A2 along the LLobregat industrial basin up to Martorell where the A2 and the A7 split, the A2 towards Lleida and the A7 towards Tarragona.
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