In and around the main square / rynek you will find a gold mine of awesome shops. If you like silver or amber, this is the place for you. You will find high quality silver jewellery in funky, cool designs. There are tons of little shops hidden in between pubs, bars and restaurants. Everytime i go to Poland, I come back with beautiful jewellery.
Also, if you are looking for souvenirs, the Rynek has tons of shops where you can buy them. If you come across any of the Cepelia stores (there are 3 in Wroclaw), you will find traditional folklore type of stuff. Cepelia goods make cool souvenirs and gifts for friends.
What to buy: Souvenirs.
What to pay: Again, less then you would spend in Canada and USA.
A number of art shops like Galeria Elzbiety Koscielak and Wystawy are located at Jatki street. This street was the butchers street in the past and some of the stopover animal stalls are still there. In remembrance a number of animals are now present in the form of a grouped statue.
What to buy: Art.
The Wroclaw-Info souvenirs shop is located next to the City Hall.
It's a small shop, but loaded with goodies. It's impossible to leave without a small souvenir.
Business hours: Daily: 9AM - 7PM
What to buy: Wroclaw souvenir.
The Renoma Department Store was built in 1930 by the Wertheim family, and was then known as the “Wertheim” Department Store. At that time it was the largest department store in Wroclaw (then known as Breslau). During the Second World War the building was partially burned down. It was reopened three years after the war ended, on the occasion of the Reclaimed Territories Exhibition, as Poland’s largest State Department Store. For many years after 1989 transformation in Poland, Renoma was neglected.
Fortunately, the new private owner CD&I, decided that this beautiful building needs renovation. Great emphasis was placed on preserving the internal structure, and also on restoring the original appearance of the frontage, with its characteristic details: ceramic tiles, and decorative elements in the form of gilt heads and flowers. During this renovation the new wing was added, so there is more shops and parking garage for over 600 cars available.
Renoma is open Mon-Sat 9:00 AM till 9:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM till 8:00 PM.
Over 200 shops, restaurants, cafes, 11 screens cinema and indoor parking for over 1400 cars (gate from Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie street). Be careful, you can spend many hours and a lot of money inside if you are a shopaholic :). Mall is open Mon-Sat 9:00 AM till 9:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM till 8:00 PM. Cinemas are open every day until midnight. Occasionally there are live artist performances and other special events hold inside Grunwaldzki Mall.
Opened in 2007, Arkady Shopping Mall features over 130 shops, some restaurants, cafes and multiplex ten screens cinema. There is a convenient indoor car parking available (gate from Nasypowa street), so bad weather should not disturb your shopping. Main attraction of Arkady is 12 meters high aquarium, with coral reef and small sharks inside. Mall is open Mon-Sat 9:00 AM till 9:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM till 8:00 PM. Cinema is open every day 10:00 AM till midnight. In Poland, cinemas show most movies in original language versions with polish subtitles which is a good news for foreign visitors.
Barton Ice-Cream in Arkady is a must for ice cream lovers. They have dozens of ice-cream flavors and great fruit smoothies. My favorite is "Lasagne" ice-cream desert !
Recently there is one more reason to visit Arkady Mall - sculpture of Salvatore Dali “Profile of Time” is exposed in mall's hall. In the future the sculpture will stand next to the Sky Tower building, currently construction on hold due to economy.
Opened in 2001, Galeria Dominikanska has been the pride for the city - the first "western-style" indoor shopping mall. Today it is one of many such establishments in Wroclaw, but still best known. It has superb siting, just few minutes walk from Old Market square, so it is natural choice for many tourists. Inside, on 3 shopping levels and over 30,000 square meters, you can find 100 shops. Galeria Dominikanska has its own car park (surcharge) for over 900 vehicles (gate from Blogoslawionego Czeslawa street). Mall is open Mon-Sat 9.30 AM till 9.00 PM, Sun 10.00 AM till 8.00 PM.
Even if I don't like much shopping I was a little bit sad that Wroclaw doesn't have much little stores on centre of the city. But there are many of bigger malls to visit. Here's few where I visited:
* Probably the biggest mall where I did visit
* Take tram from Rynek's tram stop
Outlet Factory, Futura Park:
* Next to the traffic circle of the airport
* 30-70% discounts
* Next to the centre, Olawska street from south-east corner of Rynek will lead you there
* Bigger mall quite near to the centre
* Go by bus or walk to the Rondo of Plac Grunwaldzki, the mall is next to Rondo
What to buy:
Here, you have very large selection of season fruit and vegetables for a very cheap price. There is also one coffee and tea shop. They had such big selection of coffee and tea brands!
Also there are some florists, butcheries and chocolate vendors.
On the second floor there are some handicrafts and other items for sale.
The building was built in 1907 out of reinforced concrete. Quite fascinating construction.
What to buy:
This is quite big mall; you have everything from supermarket to clothes and shoe stores.
It also has all the typical fast food places like McDonalds and KFC.
There was also one coffee place with cakes. I didn't like any of it :(
Cinema and karting area is there as well.
Also, for parents, there is a children's corner where they can play with lots of interesting games.
What to buy:
Quite big dept. store in city center. All the major bus and tram lines stop in front of it.
It has loads of shops, a food market, a self-service department store, a large clothing store, a large consumer electronics market, food discounter, restaurants and cafés.
What to pay: The prices aren't spectacular. They're typical for each store (e.g. Orsay or Tom Tailor)
What to buy:
Albert supermarkets are all over the city. There is also a big one in Galeria Dominikanska (a mall in the center of Wroclaw).
You can buy anything you need for everyday living. The prices are quite reasonable (in my opinion).
They also have bakery and bread is quite nice.
Dworzec Swiebodzki is a former railway station. The building is nowadays home to a restaurant and a music club, whereas the shut down platforms and railway tracks are used for a huge flea market which takes place every Sunday. You find here almost everything from antique furniture to useless bric-a-brac.
The former railway station Dworzec Swiebodzki is situated near plac Orlat Lwowskich, just a 15 minute walk west of Wroclaw's city centre.
This is the largest shopping mall of Wroc³aw; we went there to shelter from the rain, but only my mother enjoyed it, since 90% of the shops sell clothes! And I am not at all interested in clothes.
However, you can go to the Galeria Dominikañska to look at this "artistic" fountain: the jets of water are very beautiful and a picture cannot give you an idea.
What to buy: If you like clothes, this will be a paradise for you! You will be able to buy good things at a very low price.
This is a little cafe with ice cream. They have very good choise. There are too ice-cream for the diabethics, and too whibout cholesterine and whibout milk. Very good are the black currant, vanilla, citrone, chocko and many more.
What to buy: Ice-cream :)
What to pay: one portion (small ball) - 1,80 zl