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Spain is a country located in southwestern Europe. It was founded in 1492.
Spain Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Spain and find the best things to see, do and experience in Spain even before you arrive here.
History [Founded in 1492] • Capital [Madrid] • Government [Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy] • Currency [Euro (€)] • Language [Spanish(official)] • Religion [Roman Catholic] • Electricity [230V/50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC + 1] • Country Code [+34] • Internet TLD [.es] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed
– Good Monday, March 25, Fri
– Labour day, May 1, Sun
– Assumption Day, August 1, Mon
– Hispanic Day, October 12, Wed
– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue
– Constitution Day, December 06, Tue
– Immaculate Conception Day, December 08, Thu
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
Hotel – 1-2 euro per piece of luggage for bellhop. 2-5 euro per day for housekeeper.
Restaurant – 10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – 10% of the bill.
Spas – 10% of the bill.
Money & Duty Free
Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Not widely accepted.
Mon to Fri: 0830-1400