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The official language of Spain is Spanish.  Capital city: Madrid.  Approx. Population: 47 Million.  Government type: constitutional monarchy.  SPAIN EMERGENCY PHONE # 112 FROM ANY PHONE // As of now, there is no entry or exit tax at the airport.

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"Eight years, four jobs and a bilingual wedding ceremony later, I’m finding olive oil to be an appropriate substitute for butter, teaching is my thing, and that Spain might just be my final destination" -Sunshine and Siestas-

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Welcome to Spain, Famous for it's bullfighting and siestas! 
Bienvenido a España , conocido por sus famosos toros y las siestas !

"In 2012 I embarked on the biggest challenge of my life thus far. I started a small food tour company called Madrid Food Tour. Starting a business in Spain wasn’t easy, and I’m proud to say that my company has grown to become Devour Spain. We offer food tours in Madrid,Barcelona and Seville. Our mission is to connect travelers to small, family run food businesses and the depth of local culture". -Spanish Sabores-


This was difficult to find, providing the best link I found so far.

Molly, you are a fabulous writer, thank you for all your hard work.                            -Frozen Explorer-

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"We decided to sell everything, house, cars, belongings and only store the “must keep” items. We quit our great careers and decided to take a chance, but it feels right. Please join us in our adventures and comment along the way.  We hope to inspire and let you know it is okay to think outside of the box. You too can be a Family Living in Spain."  - Wagoners Abroad -

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"I hope to provide practical information for my readers. Things that may not appear in guidebooks or  travel magazines. I share my own on the ground approach, things as locals see them.  Any hotels or restaurant which I recommend are made sincerely."  -Molly-

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Let's begin with a few things to know about Spain before I indulge in all the common information I provide.  First off, 1 thing I love about the country is their "Siesta" time...  Make it a habit to follow the Spaniards culture, it will make the experience much more joyful.  Most shops and business will close from 2PM to 5PM and bars and restaurants will close from 4PM to 9PM.  For the typical tourist walking around these hours might find it dull a little so make better use of your time visiting more culture driven areas if you can withstand the heat during the day.  Dinner at 5 or 6 or 7 is very uncommon in Spain as mentioned earlier most restaurants are closed, the ones that you do find open are mainly for the tourists, but do not expect to get the greatest meal.  Spaniards usually eat dinner at 10PM then the night life begins.  If you hear the word Tapas, it is a common "snack time" thing to do to hold you off until meal time.  

Must I remind you that Spain is the home of Ibiza Islands. Party Paradise. Here is 1 of many websites that promotes the Island ***Link Coming Soon***

Water:  Water is potable except for remote locations.  Tourists still prefer to drink bottled water.


Trains, Metro and Buses  //  UBER moves Madrid.

METRO MADRID: ‘Metro Madrid’ communicates the heart of Spain's capital with every corner of the city and 12 districts of the Community of Madrid.  You can buy a Metro Madrid Card online for 24, 48, 72, 120 hours which also gives you discounts on various tourist attractions.  You can get the information  HERE

Yes, there is a MADRID bus system, I just could not locate the webpage in English...  Passes are interchangeable between metro and bus.  EMTMADRID (SPANISH)

TMB - BARCELONA METRO AND BUS: Well, based on the reading I did, The TMB has a extensive transport route, they even have apps you can download to your smart phone which you get HERE FOR IPHONE and HERE FOR ANDROID.  I don't know how reliable they are, but it is sure better then nothing.  Apart from that I suggest you use the link directly to their website I provided in the title, it has everything you need to know.

METRO VALENCIA:  Metro system covering the Valencia district.

RENFE Railway: ​Another great source to travel around Spain is via the Renfe speed rail which covers all corners of the country.   RENFE TERRITORY MAP


ALSA - LONG DISTANCE BUS TRAVEL:  National and International Destinations.

Solely based off of the research I did from multiple sources, cities to avoid as a tourist is as follows.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any misleading information:

​1. El Principe (That's all I found for now)  Apart from that avoid crowded areas at night or the main center in Barcelona.  Be safe and be aware of serious pick pockets, they are organized and efficient working solo and teamed.  


  1. Casa Batlló:   A renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. - Google Maps

  2. Buen Retiro Park:  The Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park. - Google Maps
  3. Plaza Mayor, Madrid:  The Plaza Mayor has been the scene of multitudinous events: markets, bullfights, football games, public executions, and, during the Spanish Inquisition, "autos de fe" against supposed heretics and the executions of those condemned to death. The Plaza Mayor also has a ring of old and traditional shops and cafes under its porticoes. - Google Maps
  4. Temple of Debod:  The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid - Google Maps
  5. Aqueduct of Segovia:  One of the best-preserved monuments left by the Romans in Spain. - Google Maps
  6. Royal Palace of Madrid:   Official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. - Google Maps



  1. MoogDance Club - Google Maps
  2. ​Opium Barbelona: Night Club, DJ's - Google Maps
  3. ​BlingBling:Night Club - Google Maps


  1. Mondo:Night Club, Events, Live DJ's - Google Maps
  2. The Irish Rover: Irish Pub, Bar - Google Maps
  3. ​Gabana Club: Dance Night Club - Google Maps


1: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport - Madrid International Airport - MAD

(Within a 20 KM radius)


Private Clinic:  Unidad Médica Angloamericana: 17 Min 13 KM  - Google Maps -  Tel: +34 914 35 18 23

​Hospital:  Gregorio Marañón Hospital:  12 Min 13 KM - Google Maps -  Tel: +34 915 86 80 00

CoWorking Space IN MADRID:

  1. ​​B2WORK Territorio Coworker:  12 Min 15 KM - Google Maps - Tel: 910100760

  2. Workcase:  20 Min 22 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +34 915 47 72 46

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  1. ​Sungate One:  18 Min 15,2KM - Google MapsTel: +34 910 23 68 06 - From Barajas airport: Take the pink metro line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios , where you take the commuter train C4 or C3 (cercanias Renfe) to Sol station.

  2. ​Ok Hostel Madrid:  23 Min 18.2KM - Google Maps - Tel: +34 914 29 37 44
  3. Cat´s Hostel:  21 Min 17KM - Google MapsTel: +34 913 69 28 07 - Take pink line (Line 8) to the end of the line (Nuevos Ministerios station). From here, change to the dark blue line (Line 10). Get off at Tribunal station and change to the light blue line (Line 1). Get off at Anton Martin, then follow the directions as above.​

2: Barcelona–El Prat - Barcelona International Airport - ​BCN

(Within a 20 KM radius)


Hospital Clinic:  18 Min 15 KM, Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona - Google Maps - Tel: 93 227 54 00

CoWorking Space IN BARCELONA:​

  1. Coworking BCN575: 16 Min 14 KM - Google MapsTel:  +34 934 548 439

  2. ​​Gracia Work Centre:  22 Min 18 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +34 932 132 496


  1. 360 Hostel Barcelona:  21 Min, 16.1KM - Google MapsTel: +34 932 46 99 73

  2. ​​Hostel One Sants: - 15 Min 13 KM - Google Maps - ​Tel: +34 933 32 41 92
  3. ​Generator Hostel Barcelona:  24 Min. 16.9 KM - Google MapsTel: +34 932 20 03 77​​
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