Information & Facts
Plaza de Santa María, Alicante
Free, guided tours are also available at no cost if
booked in advance
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 9pm (10am
to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm from October to May); Sundays 10.30am to
2.30pm; closed Mondays
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).