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Identity Card:
  • Capital Madrid

  • People 46,754,780

  • Constitution : Constitutional Monarchy

  • Language : Castilian, Catalan, Basque, Occitan, Galician, Valencian

  • Religion : Catholic

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : no, national identity card or passport valid .

    • Passport : no, national map proper identification .

      • Currency Euro

      • Payment Cards Credit cards are widely accepted (Visa, Mastercard ...) and ATMs are widespread .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 10-25 euros / person
          Premium . more than 35 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : around 15-20 euros / night (hostel dorm bed youth or small pension). Cheap : 25 to 45 euros / night (single / double room in a hotel or hostel cheap). Average Price: 45-60 EUR / night (for a double) comfortable . From 70 euros / night for a double room. Premium : beyond 100 euros / night .


            How to get there?

            • By Air: There are many direct flights to Spain from the main French airports. Most major European airlines and low-cost serving Spain: Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa, easyJet, Vueling ...

            • By train: There are direct routes, particularly between Paris and Madrid (night train) .

            • By car: A10, A63, A8, A9, depending on your destination. Many national also allow to cross the border.

              On site:

              • Car : Road network of good quality. As in France, the fluorescent jacket and warning triangles are required. The four-lane roads, 'Autovias' are free, highways 'autopistas' are paid and not given.

              • Bus The two main bus networks are Eurolines and Iberbus Linebus. The network is highly developed and is used to move almost anywhere in Spain. Many Spanish travel by bus because it is cheaper than the train.

              • Train : Excellent and fast, not given by cons .

              • boat Daily connections by ferries and fast ships from Gibraltar and Algeciras with the Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta in Morocco. Twice a week, linking Alicante / Oran (daily in summer).

              • plane : Spain has an excellent air network, there are regular services to the Balearic and Canary Islands .

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Tips : In the summer, take the necessary precautions against sunburn and sunstroke, and do not forget to drink water

                  • Fake police Warning on the roads and highways of the region of Madrid, some people do not hesitate to impersonate police officers and to stop your vehicle for an alleged control. When objects control value and money will be stolen. These fake policemen dressed in civilian clothes and have fake police badges.

                  • Pickpocketing : In the big cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, ​​it should be cautious in the most tourist areas and in stations, the number of flights pocketing is quite high.

                  • Hashish: Keep your car to the eye on the return trip to France, so that no hiding the drug in order to make him cross the border. It has happened that people are unwittingly mixed to drug trafficking.

                  • Fake accident on the road: fake accidents in which people ask alleged aid in order to steal are common. So be extremely careful.

                  • phony vacation rental: many scams are reported in vacation rentals, it is recommended to ensure the serious rental agencies

                    • Climate : Mediterranean climate along the Mediterranean coast, semi-arid climate in the center, oceanic climate in Galicia (northwest) .

                    • Average temperatures 29 & deg; C in summer and 13 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : Spring and Autumn are the best seasons, the weather is nice, not too hot and the crowds have not yet arrived.

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference : UTC +1, no difference with France, except the Canary Islands .

                      • Electrical Outlets : 220V / 50Hz, European plug

                      • Calling code 00 34

                      • internet, wifi : Many bars and cafeteria have wifi for their guests, most hotels also offer wifi .

                      • Features : Most shops are closed in the afternoon, between 14.00 and 16.30 / 17.00 except the big chain stores .