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Basic information

  • Area: 292.82 km² (113.1 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4871
  • Currency: Złoty (PLN)
  • Population (EST): 632,240
  • Official language: Polish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Wroclaw – Overview

The historical city of Wroclaw is located in south-western Poland, along the banks of the beautiful River Odra. Spread over 290km, the city is currently inhabited by 630,000 people, making it the fourth largest city in Poland. Wroclaw has much to offer its visitors, from stunning architecture that dates back to the 11th century, to magnificent shopping, beautiful botanical gardens and a number of activities that will keep all ages entertained.

Dining out is great value for money, with food and drink prices generally much lower than in the United Kingdom. Polish cuisines use fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, along with meats such as chicken and pork. Most Polish food is hearty and includes cream and eggs, while Poles enjoy a three course meal that consists of a starter, a main meat meal and a desert. Visitors wishing to sample some authentic Polish cuisine should try Kotler Schabowy - a delicious breaded pork cutlet, followed with Makoweic, a poppy seed pastry which is a firm favourite with locals. The poles enjoy alcoholic beverages, with a number of home-brewed and tasty drinks that are flavoured with honey, fruits and spices such as Kompot, Wino Proste or Miod Pinty. The city also has international dining options including restaurants that serve up European, Indian and American dishes. Most major fast-food chains can be found in the city, particularly around the Main Square area.

There are a number of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. The marvellous Granary La Suite Hotel offers luxurious rooms in a central and convenient location - perfect for a romantic break away for two. The Art Hotel offers a more personal service in a delightful boutique style building, just a few minutes walk away from Main Square. Several campsites and caravan parks are located on the outskirts of the city and make for a great place to stay with the family in the summer months.

Wroclaw has all the facilities you would expect from such a modern and large city, including numerous ATM machines, Bureau De Change booths and Post Offices. A Tourist Information Centre is located on Sukiennice street, where helpful staff are happy to give out free guides and maps to visitors. The currency used is the Polish Zloty (PLN).