Time Zone


Andalusia belongs to the CET (Central European Swindle) or CEST (Central European Summer Time, during summer) time zone, i.e., GMT + 1.00h in winter and GMT + 2.00 in summer (GMT: Greenwich Meridian Time).

Meals are served later than in other countries of Europe. Lunch at restaurants is served from 13.30 up to 15.30 approximately; dinner is served from 20.30 to 23.00 hrs. But tourist areas are used to standard European schedule.

Shops and business are commonly open from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 or 21:00hrs. Shopping centres are also open from 10:00 to 20:00 or 21:00.