It is the largest city of Catalonia and the second one in Spain.
Barcelona official language is catalan although Spanish is also spoken everywhere.
What to eat in Catalonia
Bread with tomato, escudella(veges soup), snails, anchovies of l´Escala ... and all the dishes from the rest of Spain as: Spanisha omelette, breaded squid, paella, fried anxovy, Spanish ham....
Opening hours in restaurants
In Barcelona city center , you can eat at any time. For a la carte or menu restaurants, the kitchen is usually opened from 1pm to 3.30pm
Barcelona is a fairly safe city. Beware of pickpockets. Avoid carrying backpacks on your back in crowded places and avoid leaving bags on the floor or next to you while you are sitting on a terrace, cafeteria, underground ... We advise ALWAYS carry them next to you all the time. Use the safety boxin your room and go outside with only a few money and no kore than one credit card.
In the center stores are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm.
Shopping malls are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm..
Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm. There are currency exchange offices in Las Ramblas.
Tipping is not expected, though welcome, especially waiters. It depends on the restaurant, it is left up to 10% tip. Normally if the service is good, tip is also good.
220-240 AC / DC voltage
An adaptador can be borrowed in the reception desk
Country code in Spain is is 34 and area code for Barcelona is 93.
For international calls dial 00 the country code area code.
Barcelona Tourist Office
It is in Plaza Catalunya, although our receptionists wil help you with all the information you need.
Telephones for mergency
In case of Emergency call 112
Police call 092
Ambulance call 061
Fire department call 080
National and local holidays
January 1: New Year's
January 6: Epiphany
Good Friday and Easter Monday: March or April usually
May 1: Labour Day
June 24 : San Juan
August 15: The Assumption
September 11: National Day in Catalonia
September 24: Patron of Barcelona "la Merce "
October 12: El Pilar
November 1: All Saints
December 6: The Constitution
December 8 : The Immaculate Conception
December 25: ChristmasDay
December 26: Boxing Day
** Most of these days all shops, banks .. . are closed. Only the 6th and 8th of december everything remains
opened due to the Christmas shopping.