Things to know before traveling to Spain

Hi everyone,

I’m still Italian ☺️, but I’ve been to Spain often for vacation and work, so I think I can give you some advice in anticipation of your future trip there.  

Spain is a country located in Europe. Madrid is the capital of this country that is known for it’s amazing architecture, history, food and drink. 

  1. Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a free 90day Schengen Visa on Arrival
  2. You don’t need special vaccinations. Only routine ones
  3. Currency: Euro ( $1.11USD = 1EUR | May 2017 rate)
  4. Climate: Four seasons with varying climate by region.
  5. Primary Religion: Christianity
  6. Local Languages: Spanish, Learn Spanish today with Rosetta Stone.
  7. In Spain there isn’t obligation to give tips, but is considered a very nice gesture.
  8. Must Visit: Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Granada, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca, Costa Brava, Ara Lleda, Boi, Pamplona, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Tenerife, Malaga
  9. Ready to Plan Your Own Road Trip Through Spain? Check Auto Europe for competitive rates.
  10. Find Accommodation in Spain: Read reviews and check prices for hotels in Spain at Hotelsclick.
  11. Search for Flights: Skyscanner offers great deals to Spain.
  12. When to go: Best Weather: April – June, Sept – Nov
  13. Meals being late, with dinner between 9 and 10
  14. It is polite to finish everything on your plate.
  15. Foods to try: Tapas, Gazpacho, Seafood Paella, Hamon Iberico, Hamon Serrano, Tortilla Espanola, Flan, Sangria, Empanadas.
  16. Acquaintances shake hands, female friends kiss both cheeks, starting with the right and men may hug.
  17. Expect Spanish to arrive at least 20 minutes late to every appointment.




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