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Krakow Shopping Spots Tour (Self Guided), 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.
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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: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Stary Kleparz
  • Desa
  • Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
  • Galeria Bukowski
  • Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)
  • Plac Targowy Unitarg
  • Galeria Kazimierz
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-Wed: 6 am - 6 pm; Thu-Sun: 6 am - 8 pm.

2) 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
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

3) 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.

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
Galeria Bukowski

4) 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: 10.00-20.00 - from Monday to Saturday; 10.00-19.00 - Sunday.
Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

5) 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.
Plac Targowy Unitarg

6) 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.
Galeria Kazimierz

7) 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 – 9:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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