Since 1 January 2002, Spain/Andalusia has been using the Euro, the legal currency of the European Economic Community. The Euro is sub-divided into 100 cents. Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, 1 and 2 Euro. Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.
The majority of banks open Monday-Friday, 8.30am-2/2.30pm. Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. Throughout Andalusia there are cashpoints available 24 hours a day, most of which: Servired, 4B and Euro 6000, offer international service (Visa, MasterCard)
You can change money at any bank, although there are also bureaux de change in some tourist areas, airports, railway stations, etc., and many tourist establishments also offer this service.
Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card, 4B...), displaying the corresponding signs at the entrance to the establishment. Traveller's cheques, accompanied by a passport, are also accepted in most tourist establishments in Andalusia.
We should mention that in some establishments (restaurants, shops…), payment with 100, 200 and 500 Euro notes is not accepted.