Traveling to Spain this year? Then before you head over to Spain for your next visit check out these essential Android Apps for your smartphone.

Currency Converter

It’s a  simple to use offline currency converter – after download it doesn’t need the internet to give you a conversion (obviously to get the most recent exchange rates you need to be online) so it won’t cost you in roaming charges.


AEMET – Weather in Spain

Up to date information from the weather agency here in Spain – Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET). You get a five day forecast, wind speed, temperature range and UV rating. You can download the Android widget too. It needs internet access, so be careful of your roaming charges. Make sure the weather is right for your golf day with this cool app.


Google Goggles

Search by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. Identifies products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online. Goggles can translate words in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian. So for example if you’re in a restaurant you can take a photo of the menu and ask the app to translate it for you. Saves you from eating pig’s testicles! Requires an internet connection to work though, so be careful of your roaming charges.


Talking Spanish Translator

For more  translation help then try the Talking Spanish app. Speak a sentence into the app and then hear the translation. Great when you’re out and about and don’t want to carry your dictionary around. It’s not perfect, but will certainly get you by in a tight spot. It does require an internet connection to work though, so be careful of your roaming charges.



Offline mappa maps for Spain

These are great maps for destinations around Spain. There are some free maps and some paid. They do not require an internet connection after they have been downloaded, so won’t eat up all your cash on roaming charges! They’re easy to use and have points of interest search included in the database. Street name search is also included. There are thousands of bars, restaurants, attractions, car parks, pharmacies, train stations etc loaded into the database ready for your trip.  Just get a mappa map for your destination and pack it in your suitcase! It comes in multi- languages too.

Loads of destinations in Spain are covered and we’re adding more all the time (let me know if your destination isn’t covered and I’ll see if we can push you up the production list!) – Madrid, Barcelona, Murcia City, Cartagena city, the Canary Islands, Costa Cálida (free), North East Murcia (free), North West Murcia (free), Mallorca and the Mar Menor.

For maps of Spain take a look here:



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