Madrid Tourist Information

Madrid Tourist Information

The MadrileƱos will be very pleased with your visit to their magnificent city. You can always count on the help of the friendly citizens of Madrid. But of course it is always better to be well prepared for your citybreak Madrid. This will prevent you from unpleasant surprises.

Tourist information Madrid

Are you well prepared? Do you have the right currency? Do you know where you can change your money? What about the national holidays? What number should you call in case of an emergency? Here you will find the right answers, so you can enjoy even more your wonderful citybreak Madrid!

Currency Spain

In Madrid the currency is euro like in most other member states of the European Union. Everywhere in the city you will find ATM machines where you can get money with your international bank card. The best place to change money or travelers cheques is at the airport. But also in the city centre you can find lots of banks. At hotels, restaurants and the bigger shops you can also pay with credit cards like MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club.

Time zone Madrid

The standard time zone in Madrid is UTC/GMT + 1 hour. But during the Central European Summer Time the time zone is UTC/GMT +2 hours.

National holidays Spain

Spain has many national holidays. You have to be aware that on these days most of the shops are closed. Monuments and museums still can be visited, but the opening hours will be limited.

1 Jan: New Year's Day
6 Jan: Epiphany
19 Mar: San Jose
1 Apr: Maundy Thursday
2 Apr: Good Friday
5 April: Easter Monday
1 May: Labour Day
23/24 May: Pentecost
15 Aug: Assumption
12 Oct: National Day
1 Nov: All Saints\\\' Day
6 Dec: Constitution Day
8 Dec: Immaculate Conception
25 Dec: Christmas Day
26 Dec: Sant Esteve

Opening hours in Madrid

Most shops in Madrid are open between 09:30 and 13:30. They close during lunch time and the siesta. In the afternoon the shops are open between 17:00 and 20:00. On Saturdays most shops are open in the morning, only some warehouses, some shopping centers and big supermarkets will be open all day. On Sunday everything is closed. Only in the month December the shops are open on Sundays too.

Emergency in Spain

In case of an emergency you can call the national alarm number: 112

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