Galeria Krakowska, Krakow
Galeria Krakowska situated alongside the Railway station has everything to offer with upmarket shops, eateries, WC,s and a Carrefore store. Don't leave krakow without trying one of the unbelievable yummy ice cream dishes available at the 4D ice cream eatery - very reasonably priced.
What to buy: Amber jewellery
What to pay: Not cheap
Galeria Krakowska is a modern mall with known European brands and shops represented.
It looks like an attempt to lift Kraków into the 21th century.
I rather explore the authentic small shops down town, than to shop in such a modern un-Polish shopping center.
Mo-Sa: 9AM - 10PM
Su: 10AM - 9PM
What to pay: Big bucks.
Krakow's premiere haven for shoppaholics..:-)
The complex was barely finished at the tail end of 2006
when it became a favorite of shoppers both visiting and
living in Krakow. And no wonder - its 270 stores offer a vast
selection of everything from fashion to gadgets to high-end
grocery shopping, while its prime location right next to the
Old Town make it a convenient place to stop for a quick shopping fix.
The first time I was in Krakow in the snowy winter
month of February 2005 and the square in front of the
main railway station and the surrounding area resembled
more of a building site than a transport hub, although their were
ageing Eastern European buses leaving for local tours and buses to
nearby towns. So on my 2nd visit May 2010 I hardly recognized
where I was as the transformation was quite stark. "Galeria Krakowska
is a monstrous concrete and plate glass bunker like shopping mall
much similar to the many scores of similar malls in other Central and
Eastern European metropolis's The new style intrudes and imposes
upon the Austro-Hungarian period Main Railway Station. This gallery
of kitsch, escalators and muzak is also replete with "Galerianki" youth
who hang around window shopping luxury and chic goods and eyeing
one another. Galeria Krakowska is also full of the usual garish light,
meaningless promotional stunts, overheated air conditioning and
doltish consumerbots who mill around in awe without
even buying anything. The sliding glass entry door has a list of symbols
prohibiting varuois activities such as smoking, no dogs and one is
no taking pictures ( why ?) and the other is carrying a hand gun,
so maybe machine guns are allowed!
Carrefour at the far end on the top floor is the perfect place to stock up
on Polish and foreign food products. Then downstairs there is Saturn,
just like Dixons in the UK.
Mon - Sat:
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
Autobusy: 105, 115, 124,152, 179, 182, 185, 192, 208, 287, 292, 304, 405, 424, 502, 522
Tramwaje: 2,4,5,7, 10, 12,13,14, 15, 19, 24, 40, 50, 51
GALERIA KRAKOWSKA is the largest shopping mall in the town centre. Just opposite the main Glowny train station. They have over 60,000 square meters and 200 retailers to take loads of money off you. Larger retailers include H&M, Zara, C&A, New Yorker, Saturn, Peek & Cloppenburg, and SMYK. For your food shopping there is a large Carrefour. For a bite to eat they offer 23 cafes and restaurants and 13 shops have up-scale food offerings. In terms or services they have ATM's, a bank, travel agent, haor salons and even a laundry. You can also buy gift vouchers for the whole mall at customer services. They even have 1400 car parking spaces if you want to drive here.
Open: 9:00-20:00 Mon-Sat, 10:00-20:00 Sun.
Galeria Krakowska is right next to the train station, almost part of the train station. It is a big shopping mall with practically everything: sports shop, restaurants, laundry, salon etc. As always, the one that I needed was the grocery shop. Carrefour is the grocery shop. there are two of them, one on the 2nd floor is bigger than the one downstairs. It is a good place to shop for grocery items for budget travellers!!
the galeria krakowska is a modern shopping center located next to the main train station. i was very impressed by the galeria and it rivals shopping centers in the united states. you can buy just about anything you may need at the galeria.
Two big shopping malls in Krakow are the 60,000-sq-meter Galeria Krakowska (next to the train station) and the 36,000-sq-meter Galeria Kazimierz. We only visited the Galeria Krakowska but it was immense and typical of an American mall. The three-story shopping center has 270 shops and department stores, 14 eateries, and 9 cafes and a car park for 1,400 vehicles. You can buy anything you want here and it's only 5-10 minutes from the Old Town and Market Square. This is part of a larger 'New City' project, where apartment buildings, new hotels and office space will be added.
What to buy: Anything
What to pay: Less than you would at home. However, at any mall, you won't necessarily get the best deal. Markets and shops in Old Town will probably still be cheaper.
The Krakowska shopping mall is right next to the main railroad station (a good modern design, too). I went in desperation as I was looking for a present for an 11-year old boy - always a challenge - and found lots of children's clothing shops in the basement offering good items at very good prices. The mall itself is as pleasant as these things can be, and I rewarded myself with some excellent ice cream at a large corner cafe-gelato parlour on the same level.
This is one of the biggest department stores in Poland. It was opened in 2006. It has about 270 shops and 1400 parking spaces inside, as well as some restaurants and bar to choose from. And everything in a really heart of the city, opposite the main railway station, just five minuts from the main market square.
What to pay: All wallet.:) Better don't take much money.:D
for anything you want, this place is huge. everything fom designer chic to cheap high street and everything in between.
What to buy: anything
This is the bigest trade center in the same center of the city, just in front of the General railway Station. Only for keen shoppers. for me it is too huge.