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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Andalucia & Costa Del Sol by DK Publishing

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Banking and Communications

1. Currency

Now that the euro is the currency of many European countries, life is much easier for visitors to the continent, although the changeover has resulted in some price inflation. Euro banknotes have the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Euro coins come in eight denominations: €1, €2, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Visitors from outside the euro zone should check the exchange rates at the time of travel.

2. Traveller’s Cheques

If you’re going to opt for this safety precaution, get your cheques directly in euros – you won’t have to pay any commission to cash them. Do this at a major bank or large hotel; fewer establishments accept them directly these days.

3. Cashpoints and ATMs

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