EPT BARCELONA OPEN - About The City
With a population of 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Catalunya. With its prime location on the shores of the Mediterranean, historical medieval centre and stunning Modernista architecture, Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. When you’re there, you can enjoy the city’s lively bars and restaurants, cosmopolitan atmosphere, acclaimed cuisine and superb shopping
HOW TO GET THERE
By taxi: Licensed taxis (black and yellow) are plentiful outside the airport terminals and cost approximately €15-20 for a 20-minute ride into the city centre.
By buses and trains: A regular bus service runs into the centre. It costs €3.75 and takes about 30 minutes. There are stops outside each terminal. A regular train service runs into the city centre from El Prat train station (reached via a covered walkway on the first floor of Terminal B). It takes 30 minutes and costs €2.40.
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Official languages: Catalan and Spanish are the official languages in Barcelona, but English is widely spoken.
Currency: the Euro (http://www.xe.com).
Banks: Most banks have an exchange counter and are open from 08:00 - 14:00; Mondays to Saturdays. Automatic cash dispensers (ATMs) are widespread throughout the city. Some hotels will also exchange money (at rates generally higher than banks).
International dialling codes: +34 (the USA is +1)
Time: Spain is in the Central European Time zone. All tournament times are local.
Visas: Europeans do not need a visa to visit Spain; North Americans and Australians can visit Spain without a visa for up to 90 days. Other citizens should consult their travel agent or nearest Spanish embassy.
Tourist information: Barcelona Turisme