Situated in Poland’s southern region is the city of Krakow, the capital city of the Malopolskie province which means Lesser or Little Poland. If there is one thing that many international travelers enjoy when they vacation in Krakow it is the abundance of shopping venues that are available, especially where the shopping malls are concerned. For many years, Old Town offered the only shopping venues as Krakow resisted the shopping mall invasion that eventually happened.
Today, Kazimierz and Old Town are the places to go if you are only shopping for some excellent quality antiques. However, if it’s the shopping mall experience that you crave, consider the following:
Bonarka Krakow Shopping Mall
Opened in 2009, this 270-shop venue features some of the best known retailers, a number of cafés, a DIY superstore, and a 20-theater multiplex. The parking garage has space for 3,200 vehicles.
This mall opened in 2005 and now features 160 stores and shops of all types as well as a 10-theater multiplex, plenty of cafés and eateries, and even a gym. There is also an electronics superstore and an Alma supermarket. There is parking for 1,800 cars and on busier days, finding a space can be a challenge.
With 270 shops, this mall has been in operation since 2006. The center is anchored by a Carrefour Supermarket and also features some of the best known retailers in Europe. There are also a number of different cafés and eateries, an electronics superstore, and a sports emporium. The parking garage has 1,400 spaces.
Krakow Plaza Shopping Center
With over 100 shops to explore including a Carrefour Supermarket and a 10-theater multiplex. There is also an amusement center and an IMAX Cinema that you and the kids can enjoy. There is also a parking garage, but the amount of spaces is unclear.
M1 Krakow Mall
This shopping center is now in its 10th year but it is one of the smaller shopping venues with just over 80 shops and stores. Besides some of the better known retailers, there is an electronics superstore, a sports emporium, and a supermarket to take advantage of. Although the total number of parking spaces is unknown, it is an open-air parking venue.
Shopping at Zakopianka
Key features of this shopping mall is a Carrefour Supermarket with a shopping arcade, a DIY superstore, electronics superstore, a furniture superstore, plus numerous home furnishings shops as well. There are several open-air parking lots here.
Solvay Park Mall
Although this is one of the smaller shopping venues in Krakow, there are still over 50 shops including cafés and eateries, an electronics superstore, a media market, and a supermarket. This is usually a quieter place to enjoy some shopping, but there is only enough parking for 200 cars at most.
Cheap accommodation in Krakow
Guest House Tournet, Krakow
Located in Kazimierz, former Jewish quarter in Krakow, Guest House Tournet is an ideal starting point to discover Krakow and all its sights.
Hostel 70s Krakow
Hostel 70s Krakow is set in Kazimierz district, offering guests a great base to easily reach the Wawel Castle and other Krakow tourist attractions.
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