But where do you buy stamps? Where is a Post Office box or the Post Office? Fear not, the answers are here.
You'll see “Tabac” shops everywhere. Along with tobacco products they also sell—guess what? Stamps! You ask for sellos (say-ohs). Make sure you get internacional (inter-na-see-onal). Or say Unidos Estados (oo-nee-dose es-tah-dose). That's the United States. Right now a stamp costs about 1.30 Euros for either a postcard or letter. Oh, and bring Euros. U.S. dollars aren't accepted.
They have “Correos” painted on them. They look like this photo. You might have to hunt just a little bit, but you'll find the smallish lid that lifts up so you can send your postcard to your BFF. Hint: See those three things that look like flaps? It's one of those.
There's another very good reason to know where the Post Offices are located. Should you need to purchase something from amazon.es (the Spanish Amazon site) during your travels, you can have it shipped to the Post Office of your choice. Be sure to bring your passport when you go to retrieve it, because if you don't, they won't release the package to you.
Now it's time to finish writing those gorgeous postcards and send them to everyone on your list!