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Currency Exchange -- ATMs are scattered throughout the city with a cluster of banks around Plaza San Juan de Dios in the center and along Avenida Ramón de Carranza facing the port. The most central bank with ATMs is Banco Santander Central Hispano, Calle Columela 13 (tel. 90-224-24-24), open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 2pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm.

Dentists -- If you have a dental emergency, inquire with your hotel or the local tourist office, which has been known to make emergency phone calls around town for visitors in dental pain. Two local dental clinics are Urgencia Dental Avenida, Av. Ana de Viya 32 (tel. 95-625-26-00), and the Clínica Dental Brasil 8 (tel. 95-626-24-69).

Emergencies -- To summon the police, dial tel. 091. To report a fire or call an ambulance, dial tel. 085 or 95-627-00-80.

Hospital -- The biggest and best-accessorized of the local hospitals is Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Av. Ana de Viya 21 (tel. 95-600-21-00).

Internet Cafe -- You'll find a battery of computers at Novap, Cuesta de las Calesas 45 (tel. 95-626-44-68), across from the railway station, in Old Cádiz. It charges 1.20€ ($1.90) per hour for access. You'll also find a local branch of Western Union and international and national phone cards for sale.

Newspapers -- Local dailies include Diario de Cádiz, with a relatively right-wing agenda, selling for 1€ ($1.60) each, and the more centrist Cádiz Información, also priced at 1€ ($1.60) per copy. For information on cultural and pop events in Andalusia, the tourist office distributes a free monthly tourist magazine called ¿Qué Hacer?

Pharmacy -- Each of the many pharmacies scattered throughout the city prominently displays the name, address, and phone number of whatever pharmacy is scheduled to be open overnight. A particularly central pharmacy to the Old City is Farmacia Colorado, Calle Cobos 2 Cristóbal Colón y Cobos (tel. 95-628-26-03).

Post Office -- The main branch is at Plaza de las Flores (aka Plaza Topete; tel. 95-621-05-11). It's open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm and Saturday 9:30am to 2pm.

Toilets -- A few public toilets are scattered throughout various neighborhoods of the New and Old towns, most notably a cluster positioned on the Avenida Ramón de Carranza, and one at the Plaza de Mina. If we're far from either of those points, we usually duck into the nearest bar, often opting to buy something (coffee, mineral water, sherry) on the way out.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.