Sevilla is the capital and most populous city of Andalusia and one of the largest cities in Spain. It is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are its cathedral and Alcazar (Royal Palace) designed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The old quarter is the largest in Europe.
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Sevilla and its metropolitan area have a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. In September the average temperature is around 25-30°C (77-86ªF) during the day and 15-20°C (59-68ºF) at night.
The time in Spain is GMT + 1 hour. More information
Electricity supply is 220 volts throughout Spain with 2 pin wall sockets. Most electrical equipment from European countries that utilize 240 volts (e.g. UK and Ireland) will function adequately with the proper plug adapter.
Most electrical equipment from countries where the electricity supply is 110 volts (e.g. US) a transformer would be required to step down the voltage to 110 volts. Damage to the electrical appliance can occur if you attempt to use a 110 volt rated appliance with a 220 volt supply. The power cord of some type of devices (p.e. most laptops) includes the transformer. Check the labelling before usage.
It is required by Spanish law that a photographic identification be carried with you at all times. This may be a passport, driving license or national identity card. With a tightening of security in the city it is highly recommended that you carry round with you at least a photocopy of your passport should you be asked for it.
To call Barcelona from a country outside Spain you need to dial (+34) for Spain.
In the tourist areas you will have people who speak English as well as Spanish however more off the beaten track most people will only speak Spanish.
Although you can drink tap water safely, in some areas of Barcelona drinking water is quite unpalatable and it is recommended to drink bottled water whilst you are here. Bottled mineral water can be purchased very cheaply from local supermarkets.