Commonly accepted cards
ATMs and shops readily accept Maestro, Cirrus, and Visa cards. American Express is not widely used. Most banks offer 24-hour ATMs.
Some of the major banks in Spain are La Caixa, Caixa de Catalunya, BBVA, and Central Hispano.
Location of banks
Bank offices are distributed throughout the city. Many branches are located on Plaça Catalunya.
Exchange currency either at banks or exchange houses (casas de cambio). You can also find currency exchange offices at the Sants rail station and El Prat airport.
Currency-exchange houses include BCN World and BCN Change & Transfer.