Spain destination information
All you need to know before visiting Spain
Spain is a big country with around 46M Spanish. Official language is Spanish. Spain uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+00:00 to UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Spain is Euro (EUR).
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ATMs in Spain are Very common. Internet speed in Spain is on average 12.1 Mbps. In Spain you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).🏙️ Madrid
👨👩👦👦 46M ☀️ ~14 °C 🌧 ~48 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 506k km2 (195k mi²)
Spain uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Currency 💱1 EUR = 1.1 USD
Spain uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
ATM 🏧🏦Very common
Automatic teller machines (local name: cajeros automáticos) are very common in Spain. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Tipping 💁🏽Expected to tip
Tipping is quite common in Spain and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.
Card 💳Widely accepted
Credit cards are widely accepted within Spain (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.
Mobile Phone 📱
Spain uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Spain upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
Emergency Calls 🚨Police :
131Fire department :
To call Spain, dial +, then 34 (the country code for Spain), then the area code and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Spain, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 83 .
international: + 34 83 1234567
calling local: 83 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Spain is on average 12.1 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Spain is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
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You can buy a SIM card for about €24.83, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Movistar, Orange, Vodafone or Yoigo.
In Spain you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on undivided highways.
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