Eurospine 2018

19-21 September, Barcelona, Spain

About Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the major Mediterranean cities and the second largest city in Spain. There are many reasons which explain why it has attracted visitors from all over the world for many years. There are many ’Barcelonas’ to be explored: the old town with Roman walls, the gothic district with palaces and churches from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the well-structured Eixample district, the heart of Modernism, and the new Olympic Barcelona.

Sights, arts & culture, gastronomy, shopping

Barcelona is a safe city, however, as in all touristic cities, pickpockets may be around the Airport, Railway Station and the city centre. Please take the usual precautions and do not leave valuables unattended.

Weather conditions in Barcelona
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, sunny winters, warm summers and relatively low rainfall. The average temperature in September is 26°.

Electricity, time and telephone
The voltage in Spain is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the two-round pin system.

In Barcelona you can choose to tip or not at your own discretion, locals tend not to tip. The amount of gratuity you choose to leave at a restaurant depends largely on the type of establishment you are dining at, recommendations lead from tipping 5-10% at a fancy restaurant to rounding up to the nearest half Euro.

Banks and local currency
The Euro (€) is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in Spain.
Official opening hours of banks in Spain are from 8:30 to 14:00 from Monday to Friday, closed in the afternoon. It is possible to change foreign currency into Euros in the main city hotels.

Useful telephone numbers
Emergency: 112
Fire brigade: 088
Local police: 092
Taxi: +34 932 783 000 or +34 933 033 033 or +34 932 250 000 or + 34 933 083 434

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