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Public Bathrooms in Spain

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Public Bathrooms in Spain

What is the public bathroom situation like in Spain or does it depend on the region/city? Should we bring our own toilet paper? Is there a lady that gives toilet paper for fee?

O Savinao, Galicia
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1. Re: Public Bathrooms in Spain

You usually purchase a cup of coffee in bar and use their toilets. Standards do vary.

Barcelona, Spain
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2. Re: Public Bathrooms in Spain

As said above, we usually use the toilets in bars or restaurants (its considered rude to use them without making at least a small purchase). You'll find toilets as well in department stores and shopping malls. As well in bus/train stations. Standards do vary, but not regarding the region but the bar/cafe/whatever you are using. Its not rare to find there is no toilet paper (I never have this in my handbag, I just use a kleenex if needed). I'd never seen a lady giving toilet paper in Spain.

Malaga, Spain
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Restrooms in Spain are found in any bar. You usually take a drink or coffee to use their restroom. There are pay toilets in some places on the street. But there is no place where you pay a woman to use the bathroom.

You can also enter hotels and look for the restroom on the ground floor.

El Corte Ingles is a department store that you find in most cities and they have plenty of restrooms.

Bring a small packet of tissues that have a disinfectant to wash your hands, because many places run out of soap in their bathrooms.

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