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Bristol

Casas georgianas en Hotwells, Bristol

Información práctica sobre Bristol

Conociendo la ciudad

Bristol is an easy city to negotiate on foot, with plenty of attractions close to one another. There are, however, taxis, trains and an extensive bus network available. While the bus service has been criticized in the past, plans for a five-year project to transform it, reducing congestion and improving safety, are in place. There are plenty of car rental agencies available, though the city centre can get congested. Bristol is a popular place for cyclists and despite plenty of hills, the city has an excellent urban bike route. The Bristol Ferry Boat is a fun and leisurely way to explore the city; it offers leisure and commuter services in the harbour.

Hora

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Electricidad

La tensión eléctrica en Reino Unido es de 230V, 50Hz. Se utilizan enchufes de tres clavijas planas.

Divisa

La moneda oficial es la Libra Esterlina (GBP), que se divide en 100 peniques. Hay cajeros automáticos en todas las ciudades y se acepta el pago con Visa, MasterCard y American Express; si va a utilizar otra tarjeta de crédito, es aconsejable consultar con la empresa de dicha tarjeta antes de viajar. Se puede cambiar moneda extranjera en las oficinas de cambio y en los grandes hoteles, aunque los bancos ofrecen un mejor tipo de cambio.

Comunicación

El prefijo internacional de llamada para Reino Unido es +44. Las redes GSM 1800 proporcionan cobertura, pero pueden no ser compatibles con algunos móviles estadounidenses de dos bandas. Hay cibercafés en las principales ciudades y pueblos, estaciones de tren y aeropuertos.

Número de emergencias

Emergencias: 999/112

Información sobre visado y salud

Todo sobre la información sobre visado y salud

Fiestas nacionales

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2014 2015
Día de Año Nuevo 1 de enero 1 de enero
Viernes Santo 18 de abril 3 de abril
Lunes de Pascua 21 de abril 6 de abril
Día del Trabajo 5 de mayo 4 de mayo
Fiesta de Primavera 26 de mayo 25 de mayo
Fiesta de Verano 25 de agosto 31 de agosto
Día de Navidad 25 de diciembre 25 de diciembre
Día del Aguinaldo 26 de diciembre 26 de diciembre

Clima

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Bristol's climate is as unpredictable as the rest of the United Kingdom. Situated in the southwest of the country and sheltered largely by Exmoor and the Mendip Hills, Bristol is in fact one of the UK's warmest cities. Summers are usually sunny and warm, while winters are cold and wet. Summer days, however, can start out overcast and damp, clearing later, and winter days can be crisp and cold. Rain is possible in any season, but late-autumn and winter are the wettest seasons. The best time to travel to Bristol is during the summer (June to September) when it is usually warm and sunny. Winters are wet, but comparatively mild temperature-wise. A good time to plan a short break in Bristol is at the end of July when the popular Harbour Festival takes place, one of the largest free events in England with music on five stages, street theatre, markets and a fireworks display.

Bristol International Airport

www.bristolairport.com

Llegar a la ciudad

Bristol International Flyer buses operate between 2.30am and 11.45pm and travel regularly to Bristol city centre and the Bristol Temple Meads railway station, taking 30 minutes and costing around £5. Taxis are available outside the terminal.

Alquiler de vehículos

Car hire companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

Taxis al aeropuerto

Checker Cars are available 24 hours per day at the airport, located outside the terminal building. Passengers can visit the booking desk within the covered walkway, where they will be quoted a fixed fare and allocated a taxi. Payment can be made by card at the booking desk, or by cash to the driver.

Instalaciones

Facilities at Bristol Airport include a bureau de change, ATM, bars, restaurants, shops, executive lounge and tourist information desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.

Aparcamiento

There is short- and long-term car parking available. Spaces can be pre-booked via the airport website.

Internet

Wifi is available throughout the terminal, and is free for the first 30 minutes; thereafter, charges apply.