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Spain Travel Guide

Spain offers everything from amazing food and lively cities, like Barcelona and Sevilla, to beautiful beaches.

The Canary and Balearic Islands only add to the beauty and variety of the country, and are great for everyone that loves hiking. Drink a good wine and enjoy the Mediterranean charm as the day ends.

With a coastline of more than 5000 km you can relax at stunning beaches and explore stunning landscapes.

You are bound to have a great time in Spain. So do not skip it when you explore Europe.

Places to See in Spain

  • Sevilla
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
  • Madrid
  • Mallorca
  • Alicante

Things to know before you visit Spain

Backside of the Royal Palace Madrid
Ceiling of Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid Spain
El Retiro Park in Spain

Language

Spanish

In most cities you’ll be perfectly fine if you only speak English. In some regions it is best to have a translation app as a backup.

Currency

The currency of Spain is the Euro.

As of June 2020 the exchange rate is: 10 EUR equals 11,21 USD, 16,29 AUD or 9,03 GBP.

Credit Cards & ATMs

In the cities you can use a credit card at most locations. In regional Spain it is best to have some cash on hand as some businesses do not accept card payments.

It is best to bring a MasterCard or Visa card, as AMEX is not yet generally accepted.

Plugs

Type C and Type F

The voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

Visa

Whether or not you need a visa to enter the country and how you can get one depends on a lot of factors. Citizens of EU countries, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein do not require a visa if they stay in Spain for less than 90 days.

You can find all information about the entry requirements of Spain on the website of the Spanish Foreign Ministry.

Safety

Spain is a relatively safe country and perfect for female solo travelers. Beware of pickpockets and scams in bigger cities. It is recommended to keep your valuables close and to try to lock your bag.

While unlikely, it is best to always be aware of your surroundings as Europe as a whole has been the target of terrorist attacks.

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