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January 3, 2008updated Dec 11, 2015

Useful Information for your Stay in Barcelona

By Chris Boyle

 

WHEN BEST TO GO

Barcelona

The early and late months of summer are the best times to visit Barcelona, in June, July and September, when the temperature hovers around 23°C.

Spring and autumn are still pleasant, and Barcelona remains a tourist hotspot even in the winter, although with temperatures at around 11°C at this time of year, it is best to bring warm clothes.

LOCAL CUSTOMS/ATTIRE

As well as identifying themselves with Spain and Spanish culture, Barcelonans are Catalonians and speak Catalan. Barcelona is typical of Europe in its attitude to clothing, and Barcelonans are generally welcoming and cheerful. In Barcelona, people rise late, take an afternoon siesta, eat an evening meal around 10pm and then begin their evenings.

LANGUAGE

Catalan and Spanish, with English widely spoken in tourist areas.

CURRENCY

Euro

EXCHANGE RATE

£1 = € 1.18, $1 = € 0.72

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+34

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24-HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

112 for all emergencies

EMBASSY CONTACTS

US +34 93 280 2227, UK +34 93 366 6200

TIME ZONE

GMT +1

POPULATION

1,621,540

TYPICAL OPENING HOURS

Shops are typically open from 9am until the late evening, but many will close for a break in mid-afternoon from 2-5pm.

 

EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORT

GIRMAD EXCELLENCE

Girmad offers reliability, experience and class for those seeking to travel around Barcelona in style.

With 20 years of experience, Girmad has assembled a fleet of vehicles which include some of the most luxurious cars in the world. The qualified team of professionals will ensure a high quality of service that will be personalized to your needs and will allow elite travelers to travel in the ultimate comfort.

Ms. Anna Batlle

+34 63 006 3094

Girmad Excellence, Carrer Bruc, 21 bajos, 08110, Cataluña, Montcada i Reixach

www.girmad.com/eng

 

LIMOUSINES MIRAMAR

As the name suggests, Limousines Miramar provides limousines for those looking to travel in the last word in luxury.

The limousines come fully equipped with televisions and a refrigerator. Miramar also has a fleet containing other luxury cars, including the Jaguar MK V, an iconic, classic car that is a statement in opulence. Despite being a relatively new company, Limousines Miramar has established a reputation for personal service and will supply vehicles to suit any trips.

+34 90 250 0840

Limousines Miramar, Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028

www.miramar.net

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