useful and interesting informations


Spain is part of the Schengen zone. This means that nationals from EU countries do not need a visa.


Most of Barcelona's inhabitants are bilingual and speak Catalan and Spanish.


The city has a typically Mediterranean climate and enjoys pleasant temperatures all the year round.


The euro is the official currency of the European Union and can be exchanged at savings banks and banks.


In Barcelona mealtimes are usually a little later than the rest of Europe. The city's shops have long opening hours.


Here you will find all the informations you need if you want to contact the consulates in the city.


Barcelona Airport (Known also as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto or Aeropuerto de Barcelona) is Barcelona's principal International airport.

Airport Address
Aeropuerto de Barcelona
El Prat de Llobregat
Barcelona, España, Post Code: 08820

Aena Information line on which you can ask for information on Barcelona Airport

tel: 90 240 4704 (Spain) | tel: +34 91 321 1000 (International)
fax: +34 93 479 3912 | email address:

GPS Coordinates (Satellite navigation) 41°17'50.05" N 2°04'42" E

Valentine’s Day

Barcelona's best day? Easy. April 23—St. George's Day, La Diada de Sant Jordi, Barcelona's Valentine's day-a day when kissometer readings go off the charts, a day so sweet and playful, so goofy and romantic, that 6 million Catalans go giddy from dawn to dusk.

Move over Paris – Barcelona with its beaches, panoramic views, picturesque parks and world-class architecture is moving in on your crown to be Europe’s most romantic city.


Carnaval dances through Barcelona in February just before Lent, most flamboyantly in Sitges, though Barcelona’s Carnestoltes are also wild and colorful.

Semana Santa (Holy Week), the week before Easter, is Spain’s most important celebration everywhere but Barcelona, where the city empties.

La Diada de Sant Jordi is Barcelona’s Valentine’s Day, fused with International Book Day, celebrated on April 23 to honor the 1616 deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

La Fira de Sant Ponç brings farmers to town with produce and natural remedies on May 11.

La Festa Major de Gràcia Barcelona’s village-turned-neighborhood, Gràcia celebrates its fiesta in honor of Santa Maria with street dances and concerts in mid-August.

La Verbena de Sant Joan celebrates the summer solstice and Midsummer’s Eve with fireworks and all-night beach parties on the night of June 23.

Festes de La Mercé celebrates Barcelona’s patron saint, Nostra Senyora de la Mercé (Our Lady of Mercy) for a wild week beginning September 24.


Barcelona is home to one of the best football teams in the world. FC Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium tour is unlike any other. As the biggest stadium in Europe, it is an essential part of the itinerary for anyone on a trip to Barcelona, football fan or otherwise.

Barcelona Camp Nou has a capacity of 110,000 people and on every match practically every seat is taken -such is the passion for football shared by the Catalan people.



Barcelona is a unique shopping destination. If you’re heading here to hit the shops, it’s a good idea to venture off the high street and discover some of the city’s fascinating and ancient boutiques.

Barcelona has a huge amount of choice when it comes to shopping so whatever your age, style or budget, you won’t have any problem finding something for you.


Barcelona's nocturnal roll call, from art openings and concerts to tapas bars, music bars, and clubbing, offers a wild mix of options. A natural starting point for newcomers is of course Las Ramblas and - on either side of it - the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town.

Generally speaking however Las Ramblas is merely a crossing point to greener nightlife pastures, and for the more authentic local venues you'll have to negotiate the labyrinthine alleys of the Gothic Quarter.