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Small establishments

The usual opening hours are from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00. In summer they extend this until 20:30. With the exception of those in the centre which open all day until 21:00, the rest of the shops only open from 9:30 to 14:00 on Saturdays

Department stores and shopping centres

From Monday to Saturday shopping centres, department stores and hypermarkets are open from 10:00 to 22:00.

All businesses generally close on Sundays. Only some shops oriented towards tourists and visitors stay open in the historic centre.

With regard to grocer’s and food shops, there are 24-hour supermarkets in Gran Via, Avenida Italia, Plaza Gabriel and Galan.

The shopping centre near the train station is open on Sundays from 11:00 to 21:00




Banks are open from 8:30 to 14:00 Monday-Friday. From October to April the opening hours are 9:00-13:00 and on Saturdays 9:00-13:00.  

Some banks open every Thursday afternoon-evening from 17:00 to 19:30.


Restaurants and bars



In Salamanca, as in the rest of Spain, there are three meals a day. They normally have a bite to eat halfway through the morning (aperitivo) and at mid-afternoon (la merienda).

Should you decide to go to a restaurant or café, they generally operate within the following time frames:

  • Breakfast

    : from 7:30 to 10:30
  • *Lunch

    : from 13:30 to 16:00
  • Dinner

    : from 21:00 to 23:30

All times are general and can vary from one establishment to another. In bars and cafés you can usually find something to eat at almost any time.

*After lunch, some people have la siesta (the nap). This word has become commonplace in other countries, where they often believe that all Spaniards have a nap daily. However, due to their study times or work, many Spanish people do not have the opportunity to have a nap.

Public Services (Healthcare centres, city council, public administration…)

Generally, their opening hours are from 9:00 to 15:00. In some cases they also open in the afternoon.

The emergency department of health centres and hospitals are available 24 hours a day.