CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATES:
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND EXPECTED WEATHER DURING EUC: (28,7 ºC)
Spain has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures. More than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year can be enjoyed. It is no surprise, then, that this is one of the warmest parts of Europe.
To make a call to Spain from abroad, yout should dial +34 (the code for Spain) followed by telephone number (9 digits)
To call another country from Spain, then dial 00 followed by the country code and the telephone number. You can make calls from phone boxes. These work with coins or phone cards.
To make national calls within Spain just dial the number without the prefix. This number should have 9 digits, regardless of whether it is a landline or mobile.
To use your mobile in Spain you should be aware that coverage here uses GSM technology, meaning that it is incompatible with some countries such as the USA or Japan. In this case you will need a tri-band mobile in order to call. If you have a compatible handset, you should get in touch with your mobile phone company to make sure that you can use your mobile in Spain. Once you have taken these steps at home, you will be able to use your mobile in Spain as if it were a Spanish handset: i.e. you can dial 00 + the country code to make international calls.
EMERGENCY AND POLICE NUMBERS:
Emergency Medicates (061)
Emergency Only (112)
RUNNING/TAP WATER (DRINKABLE OR NOT): Water drinkable.
Drinking water supply is guaranteed throughout Spain. We have stringent control systems that guarantee water quality. Nevertheless, in some Mediterranean coastal areas consumption of bottled water is widespread.
ELECTRICITY AND PLUGS
Electricity supply in Spain is AC 220 volts, 50 Herts. Sockets meet European regulations and use the round pin system. Make sure that the electrical appliances you are going to use (computers, mobile phone chargers, shavers...) work at this voltage, or that you bring the correct adaptors.