Official Currency of Spain : Official currency used in Spain is Euro. Euro is the official currency of Spain and twelve other European countries including neighbouring France and Portugal.
Notes come in denominations of : €500, €200, €100, €50, €20, €10 and €5
And coins are available in: €2 and €1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent pieces.
European countries where Euro used as the Official Currency
Currency exchange :
-> Currency is changed in any bank
-> Most travel agencies
-> Major hotels
Travellers cheques : International travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travelers cheques is the best way to carry cash as if you loose them they can be replaced.
-> If you choose to use the travelers cheques then you use the
Euro for European tours
Pounds Sterling for tours through Great Britain.
US Dollar travelers cheques are sometimes accepted and exchangeable however other currencies such as Canadian, New Zealand Dollars, Australian, Rand, etc, are often difficult to exchange.
Credit & debit cards : In Spain MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express and Visa are widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque cards.
-> Credit cards are accepted in many places in Spain . Generally cash and travellers cheques are more reliable.
-> You also used the Visa and Mastercard, that are most widely accepted and useful types of credit card.
-> You alos store your credit card details along with copies of your passport, travel documents and other important documents.
Credit Card Checklist
-> Carry your cards on your person and in your carry on luggage.
-> Never leave cards unattended in hotel rooms or any other place.
-> Check the expiry date of your card to be sure it does not expire while you are away.
-> Check that you have received your credit card back after it has been charged.
-> Ensure that your card is kept in view at all times when paying for goods and services.
-> Report any loss or theft of your cards immediately.
-> Ensure you have a P.I.N. access number for your credit card to go along with your signature.
-> Check the total amount being charged on your sales voucher before you sign it.
-> Retain all copies of your receipts so that you can verify them against your statements.