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Preparing your trip to Krakow: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Krakow Cathedral 1. The amount of tips in local cafes and restaurants estimates 10%, but leaving a smaller sum is also acceptable.
2. Students are advised to purchase a special ISIC card, which allows you to get discounted rates for various excursions. Typically, the cardholder can save up to 50% of cost.
3. During summer holidays many campuses work as hotels. They will be a real help for those who want to save on accommodations, as there are not many hotels in the city.
4. market Square is the best place to search for souvenirs as best souvenir shops are located here.
5. Most museums allow taking photos and making videos for additional fee, so before the excursion starts you should ask whether you can take a camera with you. Copyright
6. Local motorists follow the traffic rules carefully, so pedestrians and those tourists, who expect to rent a car, should also be very careful and pay attention to road signs.
7. Currency is best to be exchanged in «Kantor» offices. Here you can exchange nearly any type of money, and the percentage of commission for exchange will be minimal.
While choosing a hotel with an inimitable design, take a look at the modern PURO Hotel Kraków. This hotel is open in a very creative cube-shaped building, the façade of which is decorated … Open
8. The majority of banks and government agencies work from 9:00 to 18:00. Saturday and Sunday in most agencies are days off.
9. Weekdays are the best time to make phone calls to other countries. On weekends calling rates may be increased by half.
10. Medications are better to be purchased in advance and taken with your belongings. It will be hard to find the medicines that are sold freely in your native country in local pharmacies.
11. Smoking can be prohibited in areas with large concentration of people, so it's worth paying attention to prohibition signs. The penalty for violation of public order is a large fine.
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What to visit being in Krakow - unique sights

Wiezienie Montelupich Prison

From the series “Famous prisons of the world”
Ignacy Fik was among the most famous prisoners of the historic prison in Krakow. He was a well-known Polish poet and a supporter of the communist movement. He served his sentence in prison between 1904 and 1942. Vladislav Findis was also among the prisoners. He was a minister of the Roman Catholic Church, a priest. He was suspected of high treason. The prison has not been used for its intended purpose for a long time. But the situation has not changed much in recent years. Some of the prison's facilities look the same today as they did more than a hundred years ago. The old prison building is an important historical monument for locals. … Read further

Szkieletor Skyscraper

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The project of a unique frame building was developed by them. Its height was supposed to be more than a hundred meters after construction. It was planned to place the congress hall in a high-rise building after completion. Its capacity was supposed to be about 500 seats. Part of the building was to be the location of various offices. It was also planned to open several restaurants and bars in the skyscraper. … Read further

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