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City breaks to Warsaw from Dublin give you the chance to explore places of interest within the old city walls, including St John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle, an early Baroque five-wing building with a courtyard and clock tower. With cheap weekend breaks to Warsaw from Ireland you can ramble along its cobbled streets and discover craft shops, many selling jewellery and other items made from amber. In the city’s green spaces and parks, free classical concerts take place during the summer. Warsaw is the birthplace of Frederik Chopin and a museum dedicated to the composer shows a collection of memorabilia.
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Warsaw has a continental climate, with cold, snowy winters and mild summers. On average, summer temperatures range between 47°F and 73°F (9°C and 22°C), while winter temperatures range between 25°F and 42°F (-4°C and 6°C). July is the wettest month, though rain does fall sporadically throughout the year.
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.