City Guide

You have an extraordinary taste if you choose to spend a week in Barcelona. Definitely, this Catalan language speaking city has plenty of elegance, exquisiteness, and excellence. It is well known for its rich history, aesthetic lavishness, impressive culture, wonderful museums and art galleries, magnificent monuments, incredible modernist architectures, and interesting people above all. Here are helpful information for an enjoyable stay in Barcelona:

Area Code: Barcelona area code is 93 – so when dialing to the city, these digits should be dialled first.

ATM Networks: Cards readily accepted in Barcelona ATMs are Visa, Cirrus and Maestro.

Business Hours: Most offices in the city are open on weekdays from 9am to 7pm; banks are open from 8:30am to 2pm. In July this schedule changes from 8am to 3pm, particularly those businesses in the public sector.

Drinking: The city has a drinking law allowing only those people 18 years old and above to be sold with liquor.

Embassies: Should you lose your passport, fall ill or get into serious trouble, your embassy or consulate should be where you should be asking for help. Here are there addresses and business hours:

    • United States Consulate (Address: Passeig de Reina Elisenda 23 / Phone: 93-280-22-27 / Open: Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm)
    • Canadian Consulate (Address: Carrer de Elisenda Pinós 10 / Phone: 93-204-27-00 / Open: Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm)
    • New Zealand Consulate (Address: Travesera de Gràcia 64 / Phone: 93-209-03-99 / Open: Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm and 4 to 7pm)
    • Australian Consulate (Address: Gran Vía Carles III 98 / Phone: 93-490-90-13 / Open: Monday through Friday from 10am to noon)

Emergencies: Dial 061 if you need an ambulance; 080 in case of fire.

These pieces of information will help you get around Barcelona with ease and convenience.