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Shops are open from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 from Monday to Saturday. Large department stores – from 10.00 to 21.00 from Monday to Saturday without a break, supermarkets – from 9.00-10.00 to 20.00-21.00 without a break, from Monday to Saturday. From 13.00 to 16.00 – siesta. On Sundays and holidays (with the exception of specially agreed days) everything is closed. In summer, in tourist areas, shops are open until 22.00 (sometimes until 23.00) without days off.
Spain is the country of bullfights and flamenco, temperamental beauties and ripe oranges, which is why souvenirs from Spain are also very unusual:
Toro is a bull in Spanish (hence the “bullfighter”) and a kind of symbol of the country. Bull souvenirs, large and small, hard and soft, from a variety of materials, can be found everywhere in Spain. Continue reading
From the country you can bring a variety of products made of wood, bone, amber, Larimar (Dominican turquoise), ceramics and leather, as well as cigars, coffee and rum. One of the most popular souvenirs for Europeans is colorful picturesque canvases in the “Haitian naive” style (they can be bought on the beach and in the markets).
Shops are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. The opening hours depend on the store profile. Tourist areas of the country offer the services of tourists numerous boutiques and souvenir shops. Santo Domingo has the largest commercial centers where you can buy good quality clothing and footwear and other local and foreign goods at affordable prices. Continue reading
Open from 9.00 to 19.00, a large number of shops and supermarkets work around the clock. Fairs and markets operate from 6.00-7.00 to 16.00-18.00 seven days a week, the most brisk trade takes place in the morning.
Public and state organizations are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, private establishments often work on an individual schedule.
The main objectives of shopping is, of course, wine, various trinkets and antiques. Also very popular: carpets, paintings, decorations (Georgian enamel, for example), and ceramics.
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