A typical Polish town with historical old centre and many cheap places to eat and drink. A mini Krakow with a population of 600,000.
To get from the airport take municipal bus 106 ( or 206 at night) to the central railway station. It runs every 20 minutes until 20:00 and costs 4.40 Polish Zloty in Feb 2018 for a 60-minute ride. In Poland you pay according to journey time and it is important not to be caught without a valid ticket as you get fined. Attitudes vary from city to city but being a tourist is no excuse.
The old town has many apartments in the old alleyways and a few hotels. As with many old towns accommodation can be cramped and noisy as late night tapas bars and early morning workers can echo round the narrow streets.
Good choices are AirBNB in the
Restaurants and Bars
Masala Indian Restaurant in the old town.
Wroclavia is the biggest shopping centre with 158 shops next to the railway station.
The Arena shopping centre is made up of 200 small stalls selling local goods.
The Renoma shopping centre is smaller scale and again near the station on 4 levels
Things to Do
There is a free walking tour at 10 am near Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the old square which lasts about 2.5 hours around the old town. At the weekends there is an additional tour at 14:30. Check the link for up to date times.
The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is worth seeing although 30 zlotys for a ticket.