Currency in Spain Almuñécar

We explain and show photos of the currency in Spain. It is the Euro with the symbol €. There are notes and several coins described as well.

The unit of currency in Spain is the Euro -  €

The Currency in Spain is the Euro –  €

Paper Note currency of Spain are “euros” 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.

The €5 is grey, €10 is red, €20 is blue, €50 is orange.
The €100 is green, €200 is yellow and €500 is a burgundy color, which is not often seen currency of Spain.

When requesting the paper notes from your bank, try to avoid notes above €50.  There aren’t many places that can provide change for bills greater than €50.  If you are visiting one of the Markets, I would suggest no greater than €20.


Coin currency of Spain are “cents” are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50, “euros” 1 and 2.

The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins are dark in color.
The 10, 20 and 50 cent coins are gold in color.
The €1 and €2 coins are gold and silver in color.



Use the ATM to get your currency in Spain, Almuñécar in particular

Check with your bank for the fees associated with withdrawing currency in Spain.  If you are American, you are in luck with the Charles Schwab account, as they reimburse all ATM fees internationally.  Check your home country to see what deals you can find.  It is so much easier to take the money out at a machine, as there aren’t really any money exchange places locally.  You can exchange money in some of the banks, but many times they require you have an account with them.

Where are the ATM’s in Almuñécar & La Herradura?

Almuñécar ATM Locations (including Velilla and La Herradura)


Looking for ways to transfer money to Spain?

We recommend using Wise for your international money transfers.

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Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at