Spain on the Iberian Peninsula is a country in the Mediterranean famous for its easy-going culture, delicious food, tapas, flamenco dancers, sangria and producing the most olive oil and fine wines in the world.
Its major cities, Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, offer unique traditions and languages to experience and explore.
Many Gothic and Renaissance buildings in Barcelona and Madrid are a must-see for history buffs and art enthusiasts.
Spain has so much to offer and a way of enchanting its visitors to stay longer than planned.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spain has a Mediterranean climate, scorching days and balmy nights, mainly staying dry all year. The South generally is quite hot and the North is cooler.
Spring – April to May – popular time to visit Spain 26-28 °C
Summer – May to September are warm, temperatures between 24-32℃
Autumn – September to October – average temperature is 5°C-26°C
Winter – November to March – temperatures rarely drop below 10°C December to February – is the rainy season with snowfall in the mountains.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: The official language is Spanish
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
Main banks in Spain are Banco Santander, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), CaixaBank, Banco de Sabadell, Bankia, Banco Popular Español, Bankinter, KutxaBank, Caja Rural Group, and Unicaja Banco.
You will generally find ATMs operated by three service providers: international banks, regional banks, and non-bank ATM operators.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are two associated plug types, types C and F.
Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins, and plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
Spain operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
It is pretty safe to travel in Spain. Violent crime is rare, and Spanish locals usually accommodate tourists. As always, be vigilant and aware of pickpocketing.
There are many options for scheduled flights to Spain. To name a few: Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, American Airlines, United Airlines, Air China, Qatar Airways & Iberia Airlines. If you are flying out of London, EasyJet has some great fares.
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