Post Office, Barcelona
Does anybody still send postcards I wonder, what with the advent of e-mail?
Well we needed to send one and went looking for a postbox, but for some reason could not find one anywhere...Until that is I stood right next to one and realised they are really not that hard to spot if you know what you are looking for. They are painted bright Yellow and you can't miss them as they are everywhere. For some strange reason I thought they would be green!
Favorite thing: Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.
Barcelonas's main post office is located at Via Laietana 1 down by the port (Tel. +34 93 310 04 04- Mon-Sat.: 8 to 20 h. Sun.: closed. Go for stamps, parcels, telegrams, telephone, telex and fax).
You can buy also by stamps to send letters in any tobacconist's ("estanco") and in some hotels. They can then be posted in any of the yellow postboxes spread around the city.