Currency & Exchange

Polish zloty (PLN) is the official currency in Poland. Banknotes have nominal values of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500  while coins have nominal values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents ( Polish: grosz), and 1, 2, 5 zloty. There is a large number of cash dispensers (ATMs) in Kraków. International credit and debit cards are accepted by numerous shops, hotels and restaurants. Money can be exchanged in banks, hotels or currency exchange offices (Polish: kantor).

Current exchange rates

Some of the big shops accept payments in EUR or USD, but you will receive change in PLN. The exchange rate they use should be displayed next to the payment desk. Mobile phone payments are also available.

Where to shop

Marketplaces – a perfect place to buy fresh food, local products or souvenirs. The most popular places are the Main Square, the Cloth Hall ‘Sukiennice’, the Old and the New Kleparz, Plac na Stawach, Hala Targowa. Shopping centres – offer the international and Polish brands, as well as souvenirs. Galeria Krakowska is next to the Main Train Station, Galeria Kazimierz at the Former Jewish District. More shopping centres are situated further from the city centre.

What to buy

Typical Polish products:

  • wicker handworks (baskets and boxes)
  • hand-painted ceramics, glass products,
  • artisan woodcraft,
  • wool and leather clothing