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Bookstore -- The best English-language outlet is Metro, Calle Gracia 31 (tel. 95-826-15-65), which has a large section, including travel guides and maps, in its English-language department. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and 5 to 8:30pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Consulates -- The nearest are in Seville.

Currency Exchange -- The best and most central office is the Banco Santander Central Hispano, Gran Vía 3 (tel. 95-821-73-00; www.santander.com), open May to September Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm; October to April Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm. You'll find 24-hour ATMs at Puerta Real and Plaza de Isabel la Católica.

Emergencies -- For emergencies that necessitate the police, the fire department, or an ambulance, dial tel. 112.

Hospital -- The town's biggest is the Hospital Clínico, Av. de Madrid s/n (tel. 95-802-30-00).

Internet Cafe -- One of Granada's largest and best maintained is NavegaWeb Café, Calle de los Reyes Católicos 55 (tel. 95-821-05-28).

Newspapers -- Daily newspapers edited and published in Granada include the right-of-center Ideal and La Opinión, and the slightly left-of-center Granada Hoy. For listings of the cultural events presented in and around Granada, pick up a copy of Guía de Granada del Ocio.

Pharmacy -- A large 24-hour pharmacy in the town center is Farmacia Tallon, Recogides 48 (tel. 95-825-12-90). A slightly smaller option is Farmacia Oeste, Doctor Olorez 1 (tel. 95-828-75-75).

Post Office -- Called Correos Granada, the main post office is at Puerta Real 2 (tel. 95-822-11-38). It's open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm and Saturday 9:30am to 2pm.

Telephones -- Pay phones are scattered throughout Granada. A local call requires .20€ (30¢) for the first 3 minutes. Many pay phones also accept phone cards, available at local tobacco stands and news kiosks in increments of 6€ ($9.60), 12€ ($19), and 21€ ($34). For directory assistance for phone numbers within Spain, call tel. 11818 or 11888.

Toilets -- Granada has just a handful of public toilets. Most are along the Paseo Violon, near Congress Hall. Insert a .20€ (30¢) coin to open the door. Otherwise, duck into the nearest bar or cafe to buy a coffee or bottle of water as part of the process.

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.