Useful tips about Lleida

CLIMATE

The climate in Lleida is continental, with Mediterranean influences. April is a perfect month to visit the capital of Lleida province, the temperature has an average low of 8 ºC while during the day the average high is 20,5 ºC. The average rainfall in April is 27 mm.

TIME ZONE

Lleida time zone is CET (Central Europe Time) that is UCT/GMT +1 hour.

ELECTRICITY

The electric current used throughout Spain is the European standard 220- 240 V, A.C. 50 Hz. The sockets are round two-pin, and adapters may be bought at most electrical and lamp stores.

INTERNET ACCESS

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available throughout the venue. The password will be sent automatically by email a few days before the conference.

CELLPHONE

Normally, for EU travelers, there is no extra charge for roaming; you should pay the same price as when you are in your home country (please verify with your cellphone carrier to make sure it is your case).

For travelers from other countries, your cellular phone should work in Spain, but it is strongly recommended to consult your cellphone carrier about extra charges they may apply if you don’t turn off your data before arriving in Europe. Free Wi-Fi accesses are really common in shops, restaurants and hotels, and a complimentary Wi-Fi access will be available throughout the venue.

MONEY, TAXES & TIPPING

The currency in Spain is the Euro (€). Coins come in denominations of 1 and 2 euros (€) and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro cents. Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros (€). 

It is important to be aware of the way numbers are written in Spain: decimals come after a comma (e.g. 60,35€ = 60€ and 35 cents) and thousands come before a point (e.g. 1.360,35€ = one thousand three hundred and sixty euros and thirty-five cents). 

Traveler cheques and 500 euros notes are very rarely accepted, but there are no problems with credit cards in shops, restaurants, gas or petrol stations and hotels. Sales tax in Spain is the VAT (IVA in Spanish) and in most places VAT is included in the item prices. 

The general VAT in Spain is 21% but there are reduced rates. 

The 10 % shown on the bill is the IVA that you pay for restaurants, hotels, transport and general food items. There is also a 4 % rate for basic food products. Gratuities are not expected but you certainly won’t be insulting anybody by leaving a tip.

WHAT LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN IN LLEIDA?

Catalan is Catalonia’s official language but Spanish is widely spoken in Lleida. However, English and French are usually understood in touristic establishments.

OPENING HOURS

In April most of the shops open from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 20:30, from Monday to Saturday. Restaurants and bars are usually open from 13:30 to 15:30, for lunch, and from 20:30 to 23:00, for dinner.


One of the most frequently used services by visitors is banking. Lleida offers a wide range of banks and savings banks. Their usual opening hours are from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Savings banks are also open on Thursday afternoons from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. On weekend and public holidays, they are closed.

SMOKING

To protect people from the health effects of second-hand smoke, smoking in all hospitality and public venues, including bars, restaurants and cafes is prohibited in Lleida. If you smoke, please remember to smoke outside.

DRINKING WATER

Water is safe to drink straight from the tap in Lleida.

GETTING AROUND IN LLEIDA

The Rectorate Campus is about 12 minutes walking from the city centre (City Hall or Paeria). Although distances in Lleida are short and most of the city can be reached on foot, the Rectorate is also directly accessible by bus and taxi.

Lleida Bus

Lleida has eleven bus lines providing communications between the different parts of the city. The bus ticket costs 1.20 € and it can be bought on board. Bus fares have to be paid to the bus driver upon entering the bus. The main routes travelling to/from Rectorate Campus are served by bus number 1, 4, 6, 7 and 70.

For all bus routes and schedule, please click here or download the following app

Lleida Taxi

Taxis are readily available in Lleida 24 hours a day. You can take a taxi whenever necessary by going to specific taxi rank or calling a taxi company (taxis are not circulating while waiting for customers in Lleida). These are the telephone numbers of the companies providing service in Lleida:

Tele Ràdio Taxi
Loteutaxi

Emergency Telephone Number

In case of emergency, please call 112 for help (police, ambulances, etc).

WELCOME TO LLEIDA!