Rotondas (roundabouts) are the biggest complaint about driving in Spain for us Brits here en España. I don’t think any British driver over here has not had a close call on one, so if you haven’t experienced it I recommend reading how you should negotiate a rotunda.
Apart from driving on the wrong side of la carretera the rules are almost the same but there are a few importante differences.
- rotundas (the right hand lane is for all exits and the use of indicators is almost voluntary
- ITV sticker on the windscreen
- Carry your papers tus papeles with you
the papers you need are
- Driving Licence, Licencia de conducir
- Insurance (seguro) Document and the bank recipt (recibo del banco)
- Permiso de Circulación a paper essentially saying a car is a car. Mad but without this the police can take your coche away. I know this by experience.
- La Ficha Técnica also called Tarjeta ITV a description of your car and the M.O.T. called ITV here in Spain
- and your pasaporte is a good thing to have on you)
I will add to these lists over time