Spain travel guide

Get the down-low on all things Spanish in our handy Spain travel guide – find out the best places to go, things to see and do, some helpful phrases, the dos and don’ts, Spain travelling information, plus a load more so you can make the most out of your Spain trip!

The Spanish know how to have a good time!  From crazy Ibiza to bullfights; flamenco dancers to fiestas, Spain tourism has something for everyone.  Let’s not forget the infamous La Tomatina, when over 30,000 tomato-loving folk flock to Bunyol to throw, well, tomatoes.  Good times aside, Spain has some super beaches on offer, and an amazing history reflected in its prehistoric cave paintings, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals.

Spain fast facts

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Languages spoken
Spanish is the official language but there are also a number of other languages spoken; these are Catalan in Catalonia, Galician in Galicia, Euskera/Basque in the Basque Country, Valencian in the Valencia Region and a particular variety of Catalan spoken on the Balearic Islands.

Name: Euro
Code: EUR
Symbol: €

The electric current in Spain is 220V and the cycle is 50Hz.  Sockets use the round pin European system.

Time Zones
GMT + 1:  The Spanish mainland and Balearics
GMT: The Canary Islands
Daylight savings means clocks go forward one hour from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

Country Dialling code

Measurements and weights

 *The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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