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The Low Down on Spanish Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency of Spain is the euro – adopted in 2002 after Spain became part of the European Union.



Prior to this, the Spanish currency was the peseta, which was in circulation between 1869 and 2002.



The euro is the official currency for 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    Cup of coffee

    1.50 EUR *

  • *

    Bottle of wine

    5 EUR *

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    Monthly train pass

    45 EUR *

  • *

    Entry into Park Guell

    8.50 EUR *

  • *

    Local bottle of beer

    2.20 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Spain

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  • Barcelona
  • The most popular Spanish destination holds this crown for a reason. With its Mediterranean location, vibrant architecture and urban atmosphere, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities.
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  • Madrid
  • Granada is an exotic Spanish destination harbouring influences from Africa and the Middle East. Adorned with a stunning ancient fortress, the cobbled streets here are charming as they sweep you from place to place. Enjoy exploring the Islamic art and architecture of Alhambra palace before you visit the white caves of Sacromonte, an old gypsy town known for flamenco.
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  • Granada
  • The old town of Budva is more than 2,500 years old and has the city walls to prove it. Laced with popping restaurants, bars and boutiques, you’ll enjoy wandering around this charming town. Visit the citadel to view some ancient artefacts or take the seaside path to Mogren Beach for a well-earned rest.

Buying Euro online is easy

Order Euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Spanish Currency

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  • What was the former currency of Spain?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Spain was the Spanish peseta.

  • What is the symbol used for the euro?

    The symbol used for the euro is €, its code is EUR.

  • What credit cards are accepted in Spain?

    Most credit cards are widely accepted in Spain with VISA and MasterCard being widely accepted in most outlets. American Express and Diners are less widely accepted.

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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