Krakow Shopping Spots Tour, Krakow

Krakow is a very attractive place for shopping lovers. It has a lot of specialty shops, malls and charming markets with everything you need. As you wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit some of its splendid boutiques. Antiques lovers will definitely get something interesting for bargain prices in the Street Markets. Check out the most popular shopping spots of Krakow in the next self-guided tour.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Krakow Shopping Spots Tour Map

Guide Name: Krakow Shopping Spots Tour
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: ellen
1
Stary Kleparz

1) Stary Kleparz

This old farmers’ market was founded in the 12th century. An ideal shopping spot for those who prefer natural products. The colorful market offers a great choice of fresh fruits and vegetables, different kinds of cheese, superb dairy products, meat and other local products for bargain prices. Most of them you'll be able to taste before buying.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 07:00 - 18:00, Sun: 09:00 - 14:00.
2
Ofir Gallery

2) Ofir Gallery

Every woman likes jewelry. But the most valuable are hand made pieces. Ofir Gallery provides a great choice of exclusive amber jewelry of well-known Polish masters like Jacek Byczewski, Jan Suchodolski, Thomas Zaremski. You can also buy ceramic, silver or golden jewelry.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10.00-19.00, Sat: 10.00-15.00
3
Desa

3) Desa

Desa is the longest existing business in the antique market in Poland, and one of their salons is in Krakow. Desa offers a great variety of exclusive furniture and jewelry, paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, many original pieces of craft such as glass, porcelain, silver, lamps, clocks and mirrors. This large shop consists of three floors with several different departments.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11.00-18.00, Sat: 10.00-14.00
4
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

4) Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) (must see)

With its magnificent charm and timeless aura, the Sukiennice welcomes you into its history of luxury, wealth, grandeur and trade. The most happening shopping complex of the medieval era, the Sukiennice was the place where merchants and traders would meet to finalize deals and get the best bargains for the goods in the market. At first sight, the Sukiennice puts time on hold. The opulence and splendor of the building is proof of the glory the city enjoyed in the medieval century.

If you are looking for gifts and souvenirs in Krakow, Sukiennice is the place to find them. This wonderful building, situated in the middle of the Old Town Square, has been the main focus of trade since the 14th century. After a fire in the 16th century, it was rebuilt in a Renaissance style. There is plenty of amber jewelry, lace and embroideries as well as wooden souvenirs such as Jewish statues, ornately carved boxes, chessboards available here at good prices.

Tip:
Besides the souvenir stalls, don't miss the permanent exhibition of the National Gallery upstairs, displaying artworks of 19th-century Polish painters.
Shops are open until 8pm. There are very clean 24/7 public toilets at one end of the building – on the right as you look from St Mary's church.
Sight description based on wikipedia
5
Galeria Bukowski

5) Galeria Bukowski

Welcome to the first kingdom of teddy bears in Poland, opened in 2003. Here you will see more than 400 bears of all sizes, shapes and colors. All toys are handmade with high-quality, anti-allergenic materials. Moreover, they seem to be alive. A charming place where you can find a plush friend for you or your child.
Hours of Operation: 10.00-19.00 - from Tuesday to Saturday; 10.00-18.00 - Monday and Sunday.
6
Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

6) Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

For many years Polish posters have had a reputation as being the best. Galeria Plakatu has been in business for over two dozen years. It is popular in Poland and abroad. It houses the largest collection of posters in Krakow. Here you can see the work of over 100 outstanding Polish painters, designers and graphic artists. A visit to Galeria Plakatu is an unforgettable experience.
7
Batycki

7) Batycki

If you are looking for luxury and quality you will find it in Batycki. This Polish brand offers a large range of leather fashionable handbags. Gorgeous and elegant purses, decorated with silver or amber, will impress any visitor. You can even have your family name engraved on it. Come, take a look on Batycki’s marvelous amber collection.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 11.00 - 21.00; Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
8
Plac Targowy Unitarg

8) Plac Targowy Unitarg

No visit is complete without taking a stroll down the street bazaars or visiting the make-shift-stalls on the footpaths of a city and the same goes with Krakow. At the heart of the Kazimierz, the Jewish district, one can find the biggest flee market the city has to offer.

The Plac Targowy Unitarg is one place where you can get anything right from vegetables and fruits to wristwatches, pottery and even antique artefacts that one can only stumble upon by chance. Located in the northern part of the city, the Plac Targowy Unitarg is a must visit when in Krakow.

Not only is it a tourist magnet, the locals too indulge into their shopping urges in the Plac Targowy Unitarg. Although the market is open to all, every day, throughout the year, there is no better time to visit than the weekends. A perfect destination on a nice summer Sunday morning, the market springs to life with the vendors chaotically trying to sell their merchandize and passers-by lazily strolling and taking their time to make up their mind. Although not an upscale market, if you do make it on Sunday, you are sure to stumble upon antique paintings, vessels, vinyl records, war mementos, old sculptures and lots more.
9
Galeria Kazimierz

9) Galeria Kazimierz

With a massive 38,150 square meters of uninterrupted shopping experience, the Galaria Kazimierz is the most stylish shopping center one can come across in Poland. Inaugurated in 2005, the shopping mall is a whole new side of Krakow’s city life one can encounter.

Located in the old Jewish neighbourhood of Kazimierz, the building is a merger of old industrial complex and stylish modern interiors that brings a new zest to the structure. Set aside a day to indulge into all the latest and hippest brands there are, right from H&M, Zara to Cubus and House, the Galeria has it all. Not only does it house international brands you can also find local stores and friendly staff where you can pick stuff as keep sakes or gifts for your loved ones.

And if you are tired with all the walking around and shopping, you can treat yourself to some scrumptious meal or some hot knick knack in the food court. If you still have time to spare, why not catch a movie in the cinema screens that are well equipped to give you a movie experience of a life time (and don’t worry movies are played in their original language).

The Galeria Kazimierz is one place you can shop, eat and spend the whole day without knowing how time has flown by.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Krakow, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Krakow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Kazimierz is a farmer Jewish district. It was founded in the 14th century by the King Casimir. It might be called the most charming district in the city. The largest street, Szeroka, has many lovely cafés and restaurants, boutiques and shops. Things are really zipping along here. Learn about the residents of Kazimierz and their daily life routine through the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow has a lot of attractions and activities for families. Many special Wonderlands, such as Kulkoland or Anikino, will entertain your kids and make them happy. If you want to have a fun and active time with you family, consider visiting the fairy-tale Aqua Park. Some nice cafés offer lovely ambiance with special dishes and playgrounds for your fidgety little ones. And don’t forget to visit some toy shops where they can choose a present to remind them of the trip to Krakow.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour

Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour

One of the best ways to learn about Krakow is to visit its numerous museums. You will be charmed by Krakow’s sense of history, culture and tradition. Check the list of museums that are popular among tourists and Krakow's friendly locals in this next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

In the course of fifteen centuries Krakow has evolved from a tiny hamlet at the top of the Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula River, to one of Europe's culturally richest destinations. One of a kind on the list of the World Heritage Sights, Krakow is a recognized center of the academic, artistic and cultural life of Poland. Take this orientation walk to acquaint yourself with some of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Museums Tour in Krakow's Old Town

Museums Tour in Krakow's Old Town

Krakow, the second capital of Poland, is the cultural center which is why you will find a lot of museums of all kinds here. Learn about the history of Krakow and Poland at the Historical Museum and learn about the nation’s traditions at the National Museum. There are also unique collections you will not find anywhere else in the world. A great deal of museums are dedicated to ancient, medieval and modern art. Take the following tour to discover the most popular museums in Krakow’s Old Town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Krakow for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Krakow has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Krakow, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.