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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING SPAIN

 


Bank services - Money matters
Normal bank opening hours in Spain are 8:30, Monday through Friday. Banks then stay open until 14:00/14:30, and then close for the day. Cash machines (ATMs), which accept all major international bank cards, are available throughout Barcelona. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

Currency
The official currency of Spain is the Euro (€).

Drinking water
Tap water in Spain is of good quality and suitable for drinking.

Eating out in Barcelona
Barcelona's impressive food scene covers all manner of Spanish cuisines. Head to the maritime district of Barceloneta for paella, but if you want traditional Catalan dishes it's best to stick inland in Barri Gòtic or Gràcia where you'll find tiled dining rooms and plenty of hearty fare. And of course, there are tapas everywhere.

Electricity supply
220V - 50Hz AC. Adaptors can be obtained from your hotel reception or electronics stores.

Emergency phone number
The phone number to dial for emergencies is 112. For ambulance call 061, police 091 or 092, fire 080.

GSM cell phone roaming
GSM cell/mobile phone roaming is available for all major international providers. If you are from outside of the EU it is advisable to ask your provider beforehand which roaming company in Spain offers the cheapest tariffs.

Language
Catalan is the offical language of Barcelona, but Spanish and English are also widely spoken. The official language of SNACKEX will be English (no simultaneous translation).

Medical care
The Spanish National Health Service may be used by all persons from European Union countries who have the E111 Form (EHI Card). This form/card should be obtained at the health service or post office of the visitor's home country before travelling to Spain. It is advisable for participants from countries outside the European Union to take out medical insurance before reaching Spain, since they will be charged for access to the national health system.

Pharmacies
Pharmacies are plentiful in Barcelona and are usually open from 9.30 to 14:00 and re-open from 17:00 to 20:00. However, it is always possible to find pharmacies with non-standard opening hours called “Farmacias de Guardia.” Outside each pharmacy there is a list of the nearest duty pharmacies, or you may ask at your hotel reception or search online for more information. Most medicines that do not require a medical prescription may be purchased over the counter. If you need advice, do not hesitate to ask the pharmacist. If you usually take medication, it is advisable to bring a sufficient amount with you for your trip.

Safety - Crime
Visitor safety is generally adequate. Like in any other major European city, you can walk everywhere using common sense. Pick pocketing in heavily visited tourist zones or in public transport lines can be a concern and caution should be excercised. Unfortunately experience has shown that some basic precautionary measures should always be kept in mind in any city. While walking or shopping, be aware of your surroundings and keep valuables close at hand. Make a copy of all your credit cards, airline tickets, passport and important documents, front and back. It is recommended to leave your passport and valuable belongings in the safe at the hotel. Try not to carry all documents, money, credit cards and other essential items and valuables in one bag. If it gets lost or stolen, everything will be gone and might be difficult to replace on short notice, especially passports and visa to return to your country of residence. Take off your name badge when leaving the conference centre.

Shops
Opening hours are usually from 9:00 - 13:00/14:00, 16:30 - 20:00/22:00. Most of the stores are only open in the morning on Saturdays. Department stores are open non-stop until 20:00/22:00, even on Saturdays. Most shops are closed on Sundays and holidays.

Taxis
There are taxi ranks throughout the city, and taxis may be flagged down in the street (although they may not always stop for you).

Tipping

Tips are not obligatory in Spain, although people often tip approximately 10% at restaurants, cafés and bars. Hotel and airport porters will accept tips, depending on the luggage.

V.A.T.
A value-added tax (V.A.T.) of generally 21% is applied to most products and services (a 10% V.A.T. applies to restaurant meals, hotel accommodation, transport and a several other items). The V.A.T. is included in the displayed price.

Climate
Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, sunny summers and mild winters. The average temperature range in January is 16°C (day) to 9°C (night), while in July / August typical temperatures range from 28°C to 32°C during the day and from 20°C to 24°C at night.

 
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“SNACKEX is the one chance to make contact in one place with all the most important parties in the snacks business. For me it was a really good event for networking”.

Horst Kalbfleisch, director quality management international, Lorenz Snack-World, Germany


“There’ve been a lot of great industry speakers and a lot of great exhibits”
Scott Kelemen, national director of marketing, Old Dutch Foods

 

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