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Practical Information

Electricity supply
Electricity is supplied at 220V - 50 Hz AC with European norm plugs.

Valencia enjoys year-round sunshine with an average annual temperature of 20ºC (68ºF). Summers are pretty warm (32ºC max - 24ºC min) and humid due to its Mediterranean location; however it cools by night.

There are two official languages in Valencia: Valencian and Spanish. You will find that most people are not fluent in English, except hotel staff, but they will do their best to communicate with you.

There is a good range of shops in the city centre and also big suburban shopping centres. Shops are generally open from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30, Mondays to Saturdays. Department stores and shopping centres stay open during lunch time and close around 21:00 to 22:00.

Spanish eating habits are characterised by late hours, we normally have lunch around 14:00 and dinner around 22:00. Most restaurants open from 14:00 to 16:00 for lunch and from 21:00 to 23:00 for dinner. However some tourist and informal places have longer opening hours.

For further information on the city and its surrounding area you can visit the following sites:

City of Valencia www.turisvalencia.es;
Region of Valencia www.comunitatvalenciana.com;
Spain www.spain.info