Information & Facts
Castle attractions range from 3 PLN to 24 PLN.
Concessions are available
The national language is Polish. English is widely
understood in tourist areas.
The official currency is Zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy.
Poland is essentially a 'cash country', and it is difficult to
negotiate credit cards and travellers cheques in the cities, and
well nigh impossible in rural areas. American Express, Diners Club,
Visa and MasterCard are, however, accepted in places frequented by
tourists. ATMs are also beginning to proliferate in Polish cities,
where the sign 'Bankomat' indicates them. Money (preferably US$ or
Euros) can be exchanged in the cities and larger towns at banks,
hotels or bureaux called 'kantors', which offer the best rates.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and some are open
on Saturday till 1pm.
Wawel Hill: Open daily from 6am until dusk. The
various castle attractions are open on Mondays from 9.30am to 12pm;
Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 4pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays from 9.30am to 3pm; and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. The
Royal Private Apartments are closed on Mondays. The Cathedral is
open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays from