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Business hours

The following is a guide only. The official weekend is Friday and Saturday. Most museums and sites are closed on Tuesday.

Banks Generally follow the government office hours but there are quite a few exceptions to the rule. Some branches keep their doors open for only three hours from 9am, while some exchange booths are open as late as 7pm.

Government offices 8am to 2pm daily except Friday and holidays. Post offices are open later in the large cities and are often open on Fridays.

Private offices 10am to 2pm, and 4pm to 9pm except Friday and holidays.

Restaurants Between noon and midnight daily. Cafés tend to open earlier and close a bit later.

Shops 9am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 9pm summer; 9am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 8pm winter. Often closed on Fridays and holidays.

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