Shopping Walking Tour in Gdansk, Gdansk

Gdansk offers an exceptional shopping experience, especially because of its local treasure -- amber. Various things can be made from this gem: jewels and souvenirs are just a few. In the center of Gdansk you can drop into numerous amazing small shops. Take this self-guided tour to discover the following most popular shopping spots of Gdansk:
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.

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Shopping Walking Tour in Gdansk Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour in Gdansk
Guide Location: Poland » Gdansk (See other walking tours in Gdansk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: vickyc
Hala Targowa

1) Hala Targowa

Hala Targowa, or Market Hall, is the historic city hall in the main square in Gdansk. The Dominican Monastery was on this site many years ago. It was destroyed, and in 1894 it was decided to build a market hall at the same location. You can find different authentic Polish products, like food, clothes, and handcrafted objects at this market. St. Nicholas' remains from the twelfth century were recently discovered here. These artifacts are now exhibited in the lower part of the hall.
Kashubian Art Gallery

2) Kashubian Art Gallery

Kashubian Art Gallery sells Kashubian embroidery, pottery, paintings, and other things that represent Kashubian culture. This shop is a perfect place to buy traditional Kashubian folk art. Kashubians are a Slavic ethnic group that live in the Northern part of Poland. Gdansk is the main center of the Kashubian culture in Poland.

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:00 -18:00
Gdansk Souvenir Center

3) Gdansk Souvenir Center

The Gdansk Souvenir Center is located in the Old Town, where you can find wonderful local souvenirs. These are handcrafted objects made from amber, also known as Baltic Gold, found only in this part of the world. It's also a very good place to look for original Polish gifts, like Polish glass (famous all over the world), Polish sports memorabilia, postcards, and jewelery.

Hours: 09:00 - 19:00.

4) Cepelia

Cepelia is a store where you can find the best Polish souvenirs that are made to reflect the Polish character. For fifty-five years, Cepelia has preserved the traditional art of Poland and it offers unique items, such as splendid handicrafts, rustic souvenirs, paintings, leather, and woodworking.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mariacka Street

5) Mariacka Street (must see)

Mariacka Street is a street that has preserved the old world atmosphere of the city. It is the most beautiful street in Gdansk and attracts many tourists because of its special architecture. There are several shops and boutiques along this street, and they are a definite must-see. The shops here sell mainly antique and jewelery made of the famous petrified resin of the Baltic Sea amber.
Zakłady Ceramiczne Bolesławiec

6) Zakłady Ceramiczne Bolesławiec

Bolesławiec pottery is known throughout the world and tourists flock to Poland to buy it. There's a Bolesławiec pottery shop in Gdansk where one can find ceramics, tableware, pots, bowls, and many other things made from this high-density stoneware material. These items can make great gifts for your friends and family.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 - 7.00; Saturday 10.00 - 6.00; Sunday 11.00 - 4.00

Walking Tours in Gdansk, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Gdansk

Create Your Own Walk in Gdansk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Gdansk 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.
Art Galleries Walking Tour of Gdansk

Art Galleries Walking Tour of Gdansk

Gdansk is a city that can pride itself as the home place of many talented modern artists. Also, The Gdansk National Museum displays famous religious paintings, such as "the Last Judgment" by Hans Memling. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most famous local art centers and into places where you can contemplate the works of outstanding world artists:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Gdansk is one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea. It's one of the main cities of the so-called Tri-cities of the Baltic shore. It is a city of magnificent old architecture and the amazing, almost fairy-tale atmosphere of the streets. There are many landmarks, such as churches, fountains and monuments. Take this tour to discover the most famous places in Gdansk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Museums Walking Tour of Gdansk

Museums Walking Tour of Gdansk

Gdansk is a very beautiful city in Poland, located on the seashore, that boasts beautiful old architecture. Its numerous museums are lodged in these majestic historic buildings. There are some museums that reflect the unique culture of this country, like, for instance, the Museum of Burgher Culture. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous museums of Gdansk.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Churches Walking Tour of Gdansk

Churches Walking Tour of Gdansk

Gdansk has a long history of Catholicism, hence the many impressive churches found in the city. In Gdansk you will see some of the most spectacular medieval religious sites, such as St. Mary's Church, St. Nicolas Church, and other churches that distinguish themselves as part of the urban landscape. Take this self-guided tour to discover the old historic churches of Gdansk:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Gdansk: Oliwa Walking Tour

Gdansk: Oliwa Walking Tour

Oliwa is an attractive place for tourists in Gdansk. Its main features are a cathedral, the New Abbots' Palace and a park. Gdansk Zoo is close to the historic center of Oliwa. With this self-guided tour you will enjoy this significant part of Gdansk that is worth a special visit:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Gdansk 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 Gdansk 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 Gdansk, 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.