Main Street, with its adjoining lanes and byways offers a large selection of goods, transforming this area of Gibraltar into what has often been called the shopping centre of the Western Mediterranean. The range of gifts is quite enormous whether it be delicate glassware, priceless porcelain, an unusual piece of pottery, leatherware, perfumes, spirits jewellery, silks or cashmere. Gibraltar has the most cosmopolitan variety of goods at the most competitive tax reduced prices in Western Europe.
The currency is Gibraltar pounds, at par with sterling. If you do require to change any other currency into pounds, a large number of Banks and Bureaux de Change are available. Shops normally open between 9.00 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. during weekdays and half days on Saturdays. Many, but not all, are closed on Sundays.