CurrencySpain’s currency is the euro (€), with notes issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, and coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros.
By far the easiest way to get money is to use your bank debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM. All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops, and for tours, tickets and transport, though don’t count on being able to use them in every small pensión or village café.
Spanish bancos (banks) and cajas de ahorros (savings banks) have branches in all but the smallest villages. Banking hours are usually Monday to Friday 8. 30am to 2pm, with some city branches open Saturday 8. 30am to 1pm (except June–Sept when all banks close on Sat).