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Spain

BARCELONA

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Barcelona Airport
Distance to city: 12 km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Bus
    • fare: ~ESP 435.00
    • frequency: every 15 min (Mon - Fri) / every 20 min (Sat, Sun & holiday)
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~ESP1800--2300
  • Trains
    • fare: ~ESP 300 (Mon-Sat) / ~ESP 345 (Sun & Holidays)
    • frequency: every 30 min (06:12 - 23:00)

Visa

Required for both HK passport holders and HKCI holders
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Customs

Customs Allowance
  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco products
  • Liquor: 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of liquor
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Currency

Spanish Peseta (ESP)
Approximately ESP100 = HK$6.40 = US$0.8048
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Tax

Value-Added Tax: A 7% VAT charge is applied to all restaurants and hotels regardless of their category

Time Zone

GMT: + 1
Difference from Hong Kong: - 7

Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Subway
Train
Ferry / Ship
Domestic flight

Tourist Attractions

Gothil Quarter
Gaudis Church of the Sagrada Familia & Casa Mila
Picasso Museum
The Catalan Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art
The Ciutadella - park/ zoo/ museum
Montjuic Park
The Spanish Village
Guell Park
Miro Foundation
Cathedral's Museum

Shopping Guide

El Corte Ingles (Department Store)
Paseo de Gracia
Illa Diagonal Shopping Centre
Ramblas
Plaza de Cataluna
La Avenida Shopping Centre
Maremagnum Shopping Centre
Boulevard Rosa Shopping Centre
Barcelona Sogo Boutiques
Pedralbes Shopping Centre

Weather

Nov - Feb: 8 - 15 C
Mar - May: 15 - 25 C
Jun - Oct: 25 - 32 C
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Spanish
Language of Business and Administration: Spanish

Electricity

220 volts, 50 hertz

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here

Public Holidays

1996
Jan 1,6; Mar 19; May 1; Jul 25; Aug 15; Oct 12; Nov 1; Dec 8,25

Tourism Organizations

Discover Spain with the Tourist Office of Spain

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Spain

Madrid

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Barajas Airport
Distance to city: 13 km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Bus
    • fare: ~ESP 360
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~ESP 2,000

Useful Madrid Info

Tourism Organizations

Discover Spain with the Tourist Office of Spain

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