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TOURIST INFORMATIONPRACTICAL GUIDE17 OCTOBER 2019

PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT MADRID

Language:

Spanish

Currency: 

Euro

Banks: Banks are opened from 8:30 until about 14:00 / 14:30. In some cases they may be opened during the afternoon, but this is uncommon. You can exchange money both in banks and in airports

Vive Zone Services:

1. Check the currency exchange online: go to Banking > Currency Conversior

2. Find your ATM or bank office: go to Banking > Banks and Atms

3. How to exchange money: go to Banking > Currency Exchange

4. How to cancel a stolen or loss credit card: go to Bank > Credit Card Cancelation

 

Shopping

Opening times:

Shopping center

from 10:00 to 22:00

Monday - Sunday

Other shops

from 9:00 to 14:00 and  from 17:00 to 19:00

Monday - Friday

 

from 9:00 to 14:00

Saturday

 

Closed

Sunday

Holidays:

1st and 6th of January, 19th of March, Easter Thursday and Friday, 1st, 2nd and 15th of May, 15th of August, 12th of October, 1st and 9th of November, 6th, 8th and 25th of December. 

Street Markets:

Traditional street markets take place once a week and the themes of these markets are very varied: from traditional fish markets, food markets to flower or even flea markets. For more information check th “Shopping” section in Vive Zone.

Tax Free:

All foreigners citizens not residing in a European Union country who spend more that 90,15 Euros are entitled to a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund on their purchases in Spain.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Filter and find the store you need: Shopping > Stores

2. Discover the typical handcrafts products of this area: check them in Shopping > Craftsmanship

3. Where and when can you find a street market: check it in Shopping > Markets

4. Find all shopping areas full of amazing stores: go to Shopping > Shopping Centers

  

Eating

Meal

Meal Times (approximate)

Breakfast

8:00-9:00

Brunch

10:00-12:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Dinner

21:00-22:00

 

Vive Zone Service:

1. Restaurants with special food, how to pay and much more information: go to the section Restaurants > Establishments

2. Traditional Cuisine: discover what you have to taste if you visit this city in Restaurants > Cuisine

3. Local recipes: how to cook typical Spanish food, go to  Restaurants > Local Recipes

4. Dining areas with every kind od restaurants: go to Restaurants > Dining Areas

 

Pubs and clubs

Going out time:

If you want to go out at the best time is around 11pm (when the festive atmosphere starts).

Vive Zone Service:

1. The best selection of areas to go out: have a look at Restaurants

 

Emergency

Emergency number: 112

The European Health Insurance Card is required to have free access in public health centers and hospitals. 

Vive Zone Service:

1. Panic button: a button that connects you with the emergency service and displays your GPS position in case you do not know your location. Go to Emergency > Panic Button

2. Hospitals, Firemen, Public health centers, Police stations and other information: go to Emergency > Emergency Calls

3. First aid Manual: if you have some doubts just have a look to Emergency > First Aid

4. What to do in case of...: practical explanations of different types of procedures during an emergency, in Emergency > What to do in case of ...

 

Cost of living in Madrid

Single Journey Ticket:

€1,20

Coffee:

€1,50

Taxi service (minimum fare):

€3  ::  €2/km

McDonalds Menú:

€7

Tip:

The amount depends on you in bars, restaurants, pubs and taxis.

Normally, it's a small quantity just to round off the bill. For example: €10,70 = €11

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