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Visit Spain ~ Practical Information & Advice for Spain

Spain, located on the southwest Europe is the third biggest country in Europe comprising most of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and the Canary Islands.

Regions in Spain
Regions in Spain include Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Basque Country, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla León, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and Valencia.

 
 
 

Language
Spanish is the main language spoken in whole Spain mainland. Other languages spoken on the certain regions of Spain include; Catalan in Catalonia; Galician in Galicia; Euskera/Basque in the Basque Country; Valencian in the region of Valencia and a particular variety of Catalan in the Balearic Islands.

Public Holidays
- New Year Day : 1st of January.
- The Epiphany : 6th of January.
- Maundy Thursday : 1st of April. (except Catalonia & Region of Valencia)
- Good Friday : 2nd of April.
- Labor Day : 1st of May.
- Assumption Day : 15th of August.
- Spanish National Day (El Pilar) : 12th of October.
- All Saints Day : 1st of November.
- Spanish Constitution Day : 6th of December.

- The Immaculate Conception Feast : 8th of December.
- Christmas Day : 25th of December.

Weather
The east coasts of Spain has Mediterranean climate that is warm & dry in summer and humid & mild in winter. Murcia and Andalucía regions are the hottest. The central Spain has hot summers and cold winters. The north coasts are hot in summer and rainy in winter.

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

Communications
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34.

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

 
 

Time Zone
Local time in Spain mainland and Balearic Islands is GMT +1 (GMT +2 in summer). On the Canary Islands it is GMT (GMT +1 in summer)

Dine & Wine
People mostly prefer breakfast between 08.00-10.00 p.m., lunch between 01.00-03.00 p.m. and dinner between 08.30-10.30 p.m. People prefer to enjoy nice long evening with variety of entertainments.

Shopping
Major shopping centers and department store are open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am. to 09.00 or 10.00 pm. as well as many shsops in the coastal holiday regions remain open after 10.00 pm. in the summer season.

Transportation
Spain has several international airports and domestic flights are popular and easiest way to get around in Spain. Guided Bus tours are popular in Spain and they are great as they enable the visitors to navigate the country easily. All of Spain's regions are connected with railway network and it is the cheapest in Europe.

Requirements to drive and rent a car in Spain
You must have a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years old to drive and 21 years old to rent a car in Spain. Most car hire companies require a driver's license for a minimum of one or two years. Car rentals in Spain is via credit cards. The citizen of the EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein or the countries that has adopted the standard license as agreed in the Geneva or Vienna conventions only require a valid driver’s license. The rest of the countries' citizens will require an International Driver’s License.

 
 
   Useful Telephone Numbers in Spain
  • Emergencies : 112
  • Medical Emergencies : 061
  • Civil Guard  : 062
  • National Police : 091
  • Municipal Police : 092
  • Highway Information : 900 123 505 (www.dgt.es)
  • AENA (Spanish Airports and Air
    Navigation) :
    902 404 704 (www.aena.es)
  • National Railways : 902 240 202 / 902 432 343
  • International information : 902 243 402 (www.renfe.es) , (www.adif.es)
  • Citizen Information : 010
  • Post office : 902 197 197 (www.correos.es)
 
 

Tourist Information on Autonomous Communities in Spain

 ANDALUSIA 901 200 020 www.andalucia.org
 ARAGON 902 477 000 www.turismodearagon.com
 ASTURIAS 902 300 202 www.infoasturias.com
 BALEARIC ISLANDS 971 177 150 www.visitbalears.com 
 BASQUE COUNTRY 943 481 166 www.paisvascoturismo.net
 CANARY ISLANDS 928 293 698 www.turismodecanarias.com
 CANTABRIA 901 111 112 www.turismodecantabria.com
 CASTILE-LA MANCHA 925 287 180 www.castillalamancha.es
 CASTILE & LEÓN 902 203 030 www.turismocastillayleon.com
 CATALONIA 934 849 900 www.gencat.net
 CEUTA 856 200 560 www.ceuta.es
 EXTREMADURA 924 008 343 www.turismoextremadura.com
 GALICIA 902 200 432 www.turgalicia.es
 LA RIOJA 941 291 260 www.lariojaturismo.com
 MADRID 902 100 007 www.turismomadrid.es
 MELILLA 952 680 480 www.melillaturismo.com
 MURCIA 902 101 070 www.murciaturistica.es
 NAVARRE 848 420 420 www.turismo.navarra.es
 VALENCIA 902 123 212 www.comunitatvalenciana.com
 

 
 
 
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* Overview
* History of Spain
* Practical Info
* Travelling to Spain
* Visa Requirements
* Transportation
* Spanish Cuisine
* Spanish Wines
   
* Top 10 Beach Resorts * Top 10 Green Travel
* Top 10 Beach & Nightlife * Top 10 Spa Holidays
* Ski & Mountain Resorts * Top 10 Beaches
* Top 10 City Breaks * Top 10 Sightseeing
* Top 10 Water Sports * Top 10 Museums
* Top 10 Windsurfing * Top 10 Festivals
* Top 10 Scuba Diving * Top 10 Theme Parks
* Top 10 Golf Resorts * Top 10 Water Parks
* Top 10 Ecotourism * World Heritage Cities
   
* Barcelona * Madrid
* Valencia * Palma de Mallorca
* Ibiza Town * Seville
* Granada * Córdoba
* Málaga * Pamplona
* Alicante * Las Palmas
   
* Costa del Sol
* Costa Blanca
* Costa de la Luz
* Costa Calida
* Costa de Almeria
* Costa del Azahar
* Costa Valencia
* Costa Tropical
* Costa Brava
* Costa Dorada
   
* Gran Canaria
* Tenerife
* Lanzarote
* Fuerteventura
* La Palma
* La Gomera
* El Hierro
   
* Ibiza
* Majorca
* Menorca
* Formentera
 

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