Hello SuiteLifers ! Today I come to you with the 10 most frequently asked questions about Barcelona (and their answers of course…) to help you have the most pleasant experience in this magnificent city !!
The first most frequently asked questions about Barcelona is about the international telephone codes. What you must know is that the telephone dialling country code is +34 and the city code for Barcelona is 93. In general numbers that begin with 9 are fixed lines and numbers that begin with 6 are mobile phones.
This is the second most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! Well, we are located in the GMT+1 time zone, CET (Central European Time) !
Of course the citizens of European Union + Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein do not require a visa, just their ID or passport. For minors the ID must come with a written parental permission. They can visit for up to 90 days. Visitors from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, the Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, the Vatican, Singapore, Uruguay and Venezuela don’t need a tourist visa either, just a valid passport. Finally any visitors from any other countries must apply for a tourist visa from the Spanish Consulate website in their home country.
Our fourth most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! Spain uses 220-volt AC, 50Hz electrical current with a two-pin electrical plugs. Visitors from the UK need adaptors and visitors from USA also need adaptors as well as 110/125V transformers or you might find yourself in the position my flatmate did with a smoking hairdryer!
Ah, the mediterranean climate! Warm springs, hot summers, mild winters. And up to 12 hours of sunshine a day during the summer. It can sometimes get chilly in Barcelona though so be sure to pack a couple of jumpers for winter.
The international airport is located outside the city, about 20 kms away and is called El Prat. The easiest way to come to Barcelona from the airport is the “Aerobus”. Check out El Prat website and the Aerobus website for more information.
Very modern and well maintained! We have buses, metro, trams, trains, city bikes. And the metro service is uninterrupted from 5am on Saturday to 12 am on Sunday ! Check out the public transport website for more info.
There are plenty of them all around the city but you’ll find the main one on Plaza Catalunya, underground. You can check the tourist office of Barcelona website for more information.
One really important and most frequently asked questions about Barcelona. Visitors from the European Union must bring the blue EHIC card – European Health Insurance Card, which entitles them to free medical assistance in emergencies. The main emergency number is 112. The number for medical emergencies is 061. Don’t forget to check CatSalut website.
They are called “Farmacias” here in Spain. They generally have the big green cross outside. You can buy prescription and non-prescription medicine from pharmacies during normal shopping hours on weekdays between 9.00 and 20.00. There are also 24h chemist shops opened in Barcelona but an extra charge is added to medicine purchased outside normal opening hours.
That was the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! I hope you guys have found this helpful and if you have another question about anything else please leave a comment we’ll be happy to help !