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Practical Information about Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Spain. It is the second biggest city of Spain.

Barcelona Districts
Barcelona is divided territorially into 10 districts. Ciutat Vella, Sants-Montjuďc, Les Corts, Sarriŕ-Sant Gervasi, Grŕcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí. Vast Plaça de Catalunya is Barcelona's geographical centre.

Language
Catalan and Spanish are the official languages that is spoken in Barcelona.

Transportation
Transportation through the city can be made via public busses, taxis, underground metro, funiculars, trams and vehicle/car hire and rentals. Public transportation is very easy through the city. The public transportation network has 5 subways and metro service. Also there is a fleet of 900 buses covering all areas of Barcelona. TIP : "You are able to buy 1-2-3-4-5 day travel card from metro stations for saving on your public transportation."

Public Holidays
- New Year Day: 1st of January.
- Epiphany : 6th of January.
- Good Friday and Easter Monday : (March/April).
- San Vicente Ferrer Day: 5th April, on Monday following the Easter.
- Labor Day : 1st of May.
- San Juan Day : 24th of June.
- Assumption Day : 15th of August.
- Catalonia Day : 11th of September.
- La Mercč : 24th of September.
- Spanish National Day : 12th of October.
- All Saints Day : 1st of November.
- Constitution Day : 6th of December.
- The Immaculate Conception Feast : 8th of December.
- Christmas Day : 25th of December.
- San Esteban Day
: 26th of December.

Weather
Barcelona has Mediterranean climate that is warm & dry in summer and humid & mild in winter. The annual Average temperature 15.6 °C; with 20 °C during day and 11 °C during night. December, January, February and March are the coldest months with an average temperature of 14.5 °C during the day and 5.5 °C during night. Average temperature between May and October is 24.6 °C during the day and 15.8 °C during night.

 
 

Electricity
220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. and 2 pin-plugs are the standards.

Communications
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34.
City code for Barcelona is 93. (+ 34 93 xxx xx xx )


Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

Time Zone
Local time is GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

Poeple mostly prefer breakfast between 09.00-11.00 p.m., lunch between 01.00-03.00 p.m. and dinner between 09.00-11.30 p.m.

Visa Requirements
If you are from the Schengen countries; such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden; then you don't need a passport or a visa to visit Barcelona. You may stay in Spain for 90 days.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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