Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm. Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour automatic tellers around the city, and most (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.


Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Valencia accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.


Standard electrical voltage in Valencia is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.


RIA Money Transfer & Change:
Currency exchange, traveller’s checks and money transfers. Centrally located in the main European cities.
Convento de Jerusalén, 9 – 46007 Valencia
Tel.: +34 963 525 383


People generally eat later than in other European countries: breakfast (7.30 am and 10.00 am) is similar to the continental style. Restaurants serve lunch between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm, and dinner from 8.30 pm until 10.30 pm.
Normal shop opening hours are from 10 am to 8.30 pm, you will find malls and shops in tourist areas that are open every day, including Sundays and public holidays (except 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December).


Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in bars and restaurants, a tip is often left.


The Central Post and Telegraph Office (Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 24) is open on weekdays from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm and between 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Saturdays. Telephone: +34 963 102 730. Stamps are also available in all tobacconists.