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General information of Gijon

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    Discover all the necessary documentation to travel to Asturias. Passport, visas, authorizations...
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    In Asturias the official language is Spanish. Although the use of Asturian is very common in some areas.
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    Gijón, like the rest of Asturias, offers moderate prices. We teach you how to find them and control your expenses.
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    Being a coastal city, Gijón is characterized by mild temperatures, although the orbayo usually appears when you least expect it.
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    Like the rest of Spain, the official currency is the EURO € (Currency converter).

    Electricity and sockets

    The voltage is 220V and the plugs are European type. Many hotels and restaurants have plugs for USB chargers.

    meal times

    Meal times usually start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Dinners usually start at 20:30 and end at 23:30. In areas far from the center, closing times may be shorter. There are also some restaurants with non-stop cooking (from 12:00 to 01:00).

    Business hours

    Business hours are quite extensive. In the city center there are supermarkets that are open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The small business is usually closed on Sundays.

    24-hour and on-call pharmacies in Gijón

    In gijon two exists pharmacy that open the 24 hours, the first located at Paseo de Begoña, nº 7 (next to the Jovellanos Theater) and another at Avenida del Llano 57.

    To see the rest of the pharmacies on duty, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can consult the website of the Official College of Pharmacists of Asturias

    Telephone numbers of interest

    emergencies: 112.
    Local police: 092.
    National Police: 091.
    Prefix of Spain: +34.
    Gijón tourist information: 985 341 771.
    Cabuenes Hospital: 985 185 004.
    Youth Hospital: 985 320 050.
    Red Cross Hospital: 985 195 000.
    Begona Hospital: 985 367 711.

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