"Hello" is "Hola". "Good day" is "Adios". "Thanks" is "Gracias". When you go to restaurant, shop or meet someone, please use these word.

Smoking is prohibited in public space, school, hospital, shop, restaurant, cafe and so on. There are few space can smoke outside.

■ Photography
Photography is prohibited in airport, national railway, Central Post Office, department store, military facilities and so on.


It is the traditional daytime sleep of Spain. Basically from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is around 2 p.m. Dinner is around 9 p.m.
Most of restaurant and cafe will closed at Siesta.

■Which floor?
In Spain, the floor at street level is always called "the ground floor" or "Planta baja". The first floor is the floor immediately above the ground floor, the next is the second floor, etc. The way of counting is akmost same as British English. Some buildings have mezzanine floor. They call is "Entresuelo". Be Careful!