👥 Population: 47.4 million
🌍 Region: Europe
🗣 Languages: Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Occitan
🚙 Drive on the: Right
💵 Currency: Euro, EUR, €
☎️ Calling Code: +34
🟢 Internet Speed: Is generally good at 188 Mbps on average
Spain is a country in southwestern Europe and features a varied geography featuring mountains, forests, deserts and more. Its urban areas are well developed featuring historic buildings, beautiful parks, beaches, and a lifestyle focused on enjoying life over work. Each autonomous region is like an individual country in itself, and offers near endless options to explore this beautiful country.
🏝 Tourism in Spain is the second largest in the world.
😶 Spain's national anthem doesn't have any words.
🌱 Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world.
Blue: Schengen Area
Green: Visa-free access to the Schengen states
Light blue: Outside of Schengen area but has same access to it
Grey: Visa required
Schengen Area is an area of 26 European countries that have no border control between them as well as a unified visa policy when it comes to international travel. Spain is part of this area.
If you're a non-Schengen EU member state or are part of the Schengen area you have full, unrestricted access to the Schengen Area as well as other EU member states.
If you require a visit visa, they are valid for up to 90 days. They are applied for online.
There is no limit to the amount of cash you take into Spain but you do have to declare anything over €10,000. Make sure to find out whether you need to tell your bank of your travels as many, as a security feature, will freeze your account.
You can withdraw cash at any ATM in Spain by using your local bank card. Bear in mind that these often have high fees and your bank may also charge you.
Consider opening an e-money/digital money account such as Wise or Revolut as you can save a considerable amount in withdrawal, conversion and transfer fees.
You can pay with your credit or debit card in most establishments. VISA or MasterCard are accepted everywhere that accepts card payments. Even though American Express and Diners Club are accepted widely, they will most likely not be accepted by small businesses such as restaurants, corner shops etc.
There are 4 main mobile network providers:
Vodafone has the greatest network coverage and fastest speeds including 5G, so is recommended for most people. You can find SIM cards in official stores around the country.
As of July 2021, 20GB of data will cost you €15 per month.