Important information

Visa requirements

Spain is part of the Schengen Area.

For the persons who live out of the Schengen Area, a valid passport must be presented.

Currency

Spain’s currency is Euro. Abbreviation: EUR

Banknote denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cents, 1 and 2 Euros

Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services.

Major credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in large hotels, car rental companies and stores in the main cities.

Transport in Barcelona

Barcelona’s public transportation network includes: bus, tram and metro. Tickets must be purchased beforehand and validated upon boarding. Travelers may be asked to show the validated ticket during the trip.

Tickets or passes can be purchased at TBM distributors.

To find your best options for point to point public transportation or to locate a street in Barcelona please check http://www.tmb.cat/en

Taxis:

Taxis are an affordable alternative to public transport. A 15 minutes journey will only cost about €10.00. Licensed Taxis have to charge you the amount displayed on the meter. Rates will be displayed inside the cab.

Tipping is welcomed but not required. If you wish to give a tip give 5 to 10% of the taxi fare.

Official Barcelona Taxis are yellow and black and a green illuminated light on the top of the Taxi indicates that it’s available for hire.

If you’re attempting to get around in the very heart of the city a taxi may not be the best choice. Most of the city centre is pedestrianized and the roads that go through the centre can be quite small and congested. In such circumstances you have two main options, the Barcelona transport system (metro and buses) or walking.

Climate

Barcelona enjoys warm humid Mediterranean weather, so visitors can enjoy the sun regardless of the time of year, and relish in the warm welcoming climate. Temperatures are warm in the summer and mild in the winter and during the day there is very little variation in temperature.

Average temperatures (Celsius)
Month Average
June 21°C / 70°F

 

Other information to note

Barcelona Turisme

Passatge de la Concepció, 7-9
08008 Barcelona
Tel. 932 853 834
www.barcelonaturisme.com

Having adequate travel medical insurance is always a good idea when traveling abroad.

Barcelona is safe and hospitable. Violent crime against visitors is almost non-existent.