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 TypeType E (Types C & F compatible) – 230V & 50Hz
Morocco Power Plug - Type C and E


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