Etiquette in Spain

Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.  Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe.  There are over 47 million people who reside in Spain.  This is a country of mountains and valleys with beautiful countrysides.  Spain has held a position of political, historical, and cultural importance in Europe for a long time.

Spanish is the most spoken language, but a majority of Spaniards speak Catalan or Gallego. Catalan, which is modern standard Spanish, is just as commonly spoken as Spanish.

A vast majority of the population practices Roman Catholicism. The rest of the population practices Protestantism, Judaism, or Islam.

The currency in Spain used to be pesetas, but now, the currency used is euros.

Spain is 6 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Meeting & Greeting Etiquette

Formality is the rule of the day for business attire. Top designers and fashion are extremely important, but flashiness isn’t. Men and women should both choose dark colors for business meetings and become acquainted with the company’s dress code if possible. It’s unlikely a large company will embrace business casual clothing for their employees, so plan accordingly.