Working / Opening Hours
Most restaurants open during the siesta with a slight shift, i.e normally 1.30-2pm to 4-4.30pm. They will then reopen only at 8-9pm and close at around midnight.
Tapas bars usually work good 14 hours a day or so - from about 10 to about midnight.
Cafe/bars will work throughout the day. More nightlife-focused bars will start opening at around 7-8pm, but will not get busy until midnight or later.
Bars normally close 1.30-2 am
Banks are open 9 am to 2 pm and closed Sat and Sun
The siesta is still respected in Valencia. The hours can vary: some places close 1.30-4.30, some 2pm-5pm, there are some variations. The only way to really make sure you won't be faced with a closed door is to arrive before 1pm or after 5pm. The siesta is respected by following: All small businesses - Shops - Small supermarkets - Museums andOffices
Opening hours can vary too; some shops will open at 7.30 am while others won't until 10 am.
Large supermarkets, megastores and shopping malls are usually open throught the day without the break - until 9 - 12 pm
The places that traditionally work through the siesta are the ones serving food, for obvious reasons.
Basically expect everything to be closed 1.30-4.30pm, apart from places that serve food or large shopping places.
Weekends in Valencia are sacred and many places close. You can expect pretty much everything to be closed on Sundays, apart from museums, some bigger superstores and shopping malls, cinemas, bars and eating places. It is customary to have shorter days on Sundays / places open later and close much earlier.
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