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Post offices, telegraph and telephones
Franking of mail and the sale of stamps are carried out at post offices and tobacconists (estancs). Telegrams can be arranged by telephone or at the post office. It is also possible to make calls from the booths at the telephone centre (using coins or telephone credit cards, which can be bought at the office or in estancs). General Information: 11818. International Information: 11825.

Formalities for entering Spain
Travellers can freely pass between France and Spain. If the Andorra entry point is used (Seu d'Urgell border post, tel. 973 350 925 / 973 350 077) European Union citizens must show their National Identity Card and other nationalities must show a valid passport. At airports and ports, passengers arriving from countries members of the Schengen Agreement (Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal, as well as Spain), do not have to show any documents of identification. Passengers from other EU countries must show the necessary documents. Passengers from countries outside the EU must show a valid passport.

Money and changing currency
Spain's currency is the Euro (€). There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 Euros. There are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros notes. Currency can be changed at banks and savings banks, the main hotels, camp sites and at bureaux de change, travel agencies etc. Banks are generally open from Monday to Saturday, from 8.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (They are closed on Saturdays in the summer).

Accommodation
There is a wide range of accommodation available with many different categories of hotels, campsites, country accommodation, apartments and spas. For further information see the guidebooks on: Hotels in Catalonia, Campsites in Catalonia, Country accommodation in Catalonia and Agencies renting holiday apartments.

Important telephone numbers
National and international telephone information 11818 / 11825
Catalonian Police Force / National Police / Local Police 088 / 091 / 092
Barcelona Information 010
Telephone for emergencies 112
Information on road conditions 900 123 505
The Tourist Office (Generalitat de Catalunya) 934 849 500
Catalonian Tourism 934 849 900
Free telephone line to the Generalitat 012
Catalonia Government Open Line (00 34) 902 400 012

Embassies and consulates in Spain
Visit the Official web page for tourist information in Spain
Patronat de Turisme de l'Ampolla Place Manel Ferrer, 3 43895 LAmpolla 977 59 30 11 977 46 00 18
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