General Information Valencia
Practical Information for the Visitor – DescubreValencia
Valencia has one of the mildest climates in Europe. It is characterized by a mild, typically Mediterranean, with an average temperature above 17 ° C.
Summers are hot and winters very moderate. During the winter months temperatures rarely drop below 10 ° C.
The precipitations are discrete and exhibit the classic Mediterranean summer minimum, with two peaks, one fall and one in late winter and early spring.
The timing of meals tend to be a little later than the rest of Europe: breakfast, of a continental style very similar to, taken between 7'30 and 10 in the morning. The food in the restaurants or lunch is served between 14 and 15.30 hours; and dinner, from 21 until 22:30 pm.
In Valencia you can shop any day of the year. Although the usual time of the shops are Monday to Saturday, of 10 a 20.30 hours, find malls and stores in tourist areas daily, including Sundays and holidays (except the days 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December).The shopping areas are open all year:
Jardin del Turia: From the bridge Nou d’ October to Astilleros Bridge.
Valencia center: Old Town and the Extension.
Orriols: around the Stadium Ciudad de Valencia.
In Valencia there are two official languages: Valencian, language of the Valencian Community and the Castilian, official language of the Spanish State.
There are centers that offer specialized courses in Spanish for foreigners, accredited by the Cervantes Institute. More information www.ameele.net
Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory.However, often left if the service received was very satisfactory (especially in bars and restaurants).
The head office is Post Office be open from 8:30 am to 20:30 pm. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 14 h. It is in the Town Hall Square, nº 24. Loss. 963 512 370. Stamps are also available in all watertight.
Most banks are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 14-14'30 h. Only some branches open Saturday morning. All around the city there are ATMs available Availability 24 hours, most of which (Servired, 4B, etc.) serve international
RIA Money Transfer & Change: Currency exchange, travelers checks and money transfers.
Central locations in major European cities.
Convent of Jerusalem, 9 46007 – Valencia Tl.:+34 963 525 383 www.riaagent.com email@example.com
-New Year: 1 January
-Epiphany: 6 January
-St. Vincent Martyr: 22 January
-San Jose: 19 March
-Good Friday and Easter Monday: the date varies each year
-San Vicente Ferrer: Monday after Easter
-Valencia Day (In Dionís): 9 October
-Columbus day: 12 October
-All Saints: 1 November
-Spanish Constitution Day: 6 December
-The Immaculate Conception: 8 December
-Christmas: 25 December
In Valencia, Standard electrical voltage is 220-240V AC, 50 Hz. U.S. electrical appliances need a transformer and an adapter.
The plugs have two square pins and adapters are available at any hardware store.
Most hotels, Valencia restaurants and shops accept major credit cards, American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.