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Spain Currency
Spain Currency and Bank information -
Single European currency (Euro). The Euro is now the official currency of 12 EU member states which includes Spain.

The first Euro coins and notes were introduced in January 2002, the Spanish Peseta was still in circulation until 28 February 2002, when it was completely replaced by the Euro. Euro (€) = 100 cents.

Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency exchange

Money can be changed in banks, and at most travel agencies, major hotels and airports. National Girobank Postcheques may be used to withdraw cash from UK accounts at main Spanish post offices.

Credit & debit cards in Spain

American Express, , MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque cards. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other facilities which may be available in Spain.

Travellers cheques

International travellers cheques are accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Currency restrictions

The import and export of local currency is unlimited, but the export of amounts exceeding €6010 (in any currency) per person, per journey must be declared. The export of cash notes and bearers-cheques, in any currency, exceeding €3050 per person per journey must also be declared.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Euro against Sterling and the US Dollar:
Date Nov '07
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0900 hrs-1400 hrs, Saturday 0900 hrs-1300 hrs times may vary.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards