General information

Currency

The currency in Spain is Euro ( € ).

Electricity

220 volts, standard European socket and plug. If Euro plug isn’t used in your country, you’ll need to buy an adapter before travelling.

Languages 

Languages spoken in Barcelona is Spanish and Catalan.

Telephone

An easy way to call back home, is by using Skype’s credit service. It costs around 2.8 cents/min to call a landline, no matter where in the world you are. However, you’re in need of Internet service, but most cafes and hotels have free WiFi you can use. To call from your regular cellphone, can be very expensive, depending on which phone company you use.

For Americans:

If you’re calling with T-Mobile, please contact T-Mobile Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

If you’re calling with Verizon, please contact Verizon Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

For Australians:

If you’re calling with Optus, please contact Optus Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

If you’re calling with Telstra, please contact Telstra Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

For Brits:

If you’re calling with Vodafone, please contact Vodafone Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

If you’re calling with Three, please contact Three Customer service for abroad costs to Spain.

Time Zone

Central European Time (CET). UTC/GMT +1 hour

Visa

If you’re a tourist staying less than 90 days in Spain, you won’t need a Visa. However, since the requirements and rules do change often, it’s best to contact your airline operators for the latest update. It’s required that your passport is valid for at least 90 days after your departure from Spain.