This is one of the most frequent questions l get when people write me. My answer is usually the same. “It depends”. If you’re just passing by, with no intent to live in the country, then absolutely, you can get by with just English because you are likely staying in a tourist ridden area where the majority of the shop owners and staff will more than likely speak English as a send language.
For the rest of the people who are emigrating to Spain, I personally think it’s a must to speak the language. There are a few things that can affect your decision on whether or not to learn the local language. Here are a just a few.