Spain is home to incredibly unique architecture, delicious tapas and a vibrant culture. We had the opportunity to live in Barcelona for six weeks as part of Airbnb’s Live Anywhere Program! It was amazing to be based in such a lively city — on the weekends we explored Gaudi museums, visited local gyms and unique secondhand markets.
Country Code: +34
Time Zone: GMT+2 (6 hours behind Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Jul – Aug
Four Seasons: Yes
Currency: Euro, EUR (€)
Tap water: Generally safe to drink
AC Socket Type: Type E (Types C & F compatible) – 230V & 50Hz
Like their culture, the Spanish language is a colourful one. Locals are fluent in English, especially in major cities like Barcelona and Madrid. But it will help to know a few Spanish words to get on their good side!
Fun fact: Catalonia is made up of four regions — Barcelona , Girona, Tarragona, and Lleida. Catalonia has its own language, Catalan!
- Hello – hola
- Good morning – buen dia
- Good evening – buenas noches
- Thank you – gracias
- Please – por favor
- Sorry (Apology) – lo siento
- Excuse me (to get attention) – disculpe
- I do not speak Spanish – no hablo espanol
- Do you speak English? – hablas ingles?
- Goodbye – adios
- See you again – hasta luego