Currency: Euro

Electric supply: 220 volts

Climate: A temperate maritime climate, with mild winters (light frost) and cool, rainy and windy summers.

Opening hours: shops are open from 10am to 6 or 7 pm, Monday to Saturday. Banks and post offices are open from 10am to 4/5pm. the larger shops close at 8/9pm on Friday, while in certain areas shops are open also in the evenings and on Sundays