The climate can be defined as Mediterranean, but owing to the hot summers it almost seems an African city. In fact during summer Seville is (together with the nearby city of Córdoba) the hottest city not only in Spain but throughout Europe. March has pleasant average temperatures: min 9, max 20 degrees C. It can be a bit unstable with some windy and sometimes rainy days but it’s often mild and sunny.
The norm, if you want to follow local tipping etiquette, is small change for bars and taxis, single euros for other transactions including everyday restaurants and anywhere between 5 and 10 percent for more elaborate meals.
The power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The currency is Euro. ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Please check the current exchange rates at Oanda.
Banks opening hours are from 13:00h-16:00h on Monday and from 09:00h-16:00h Tuesday to Friday. Most banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The main shopping areas in the center are the two parallel streets Sierpes and Tetuan.
The streets begin (or end) at Plaza Nueva/Plaza San Francisco where the “Ayuntamiento” (Town Hall) is located.
Most shops in Seville open at 09.30h or 10.00h, closing at 13.30h or 14.00h and reopening at 17.00h-20.00h on weekdays. On Saturdays they generally only open for half a day and on Sundays they remain closed. Several bigger stores stay open all day, including Saturdays.
Central European Time (CET) (world clock).
112 for police, fire, and ambulance.