End of the period to change pesetas

Hundreds of citizens rush the deadline set by the body and wait for hours to exchange their pesetas almost twenty years after the entry into force of the euro: “I don’t see what the problem is with extending the deadline for a few more days.”

A young man shows the pesetas he planned to exchange at the Banco de Espaa headquarters in Madrid this Wednesday.JAVIER BARBANCHO

Javier leaves at one thirty in the afternoon from the headquarters of the Banco de Espaa in Madrid. He got to the queue at a quarter past seven in the morning, six hours early. “We are Spanish and we are leaving it for the last day, mistakes that are made,” he reflects after

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