stores in Krakow.
of shops in Krakow’s
central Old Town historical district gives the area
semblance to a giant shopping center even as, in a fierce
struggle for available space, merchandise seems to lose out
recently to eateries
of every sort and a plethora of bars,
and the like. At the same time Old Town’s stores mostly
cater to visitors, trying to satisfy their every need, and are
hardly typical of the city’s retail
business. The locals opt to spend their time and purchasing
power in shopping
malls, called here “centrum handlowe” or
“galeria handlowa”, that have been mushrooming throughout
Krakow in recent years. Quite evidently, department stores are
passe in Krakow and just a couple of them have survived to
are “artykuly spozywcze” in Polish and they can be bought
in grocery stores called “sklep spozywczy” or in
supermarkets of which the biggest ones are known as
“hipermarket” and form the core of shopping centers.
products are called “nabial” or “artykuly nabialowe”
is Polish “mieso” and sausages are found under
“wedliny” label, while a butcher’s is Polish “sklep
are “odziez” in Polish, sold by shops called “sklep
is “buty” or “obuwie” in Polish and stores that sell
it are known as “sklep obuwniczy”.
selling sport’s articles are “sklep sportowy”. Major
sports emporia may be found at Zakopianka, Krakow Plaza, and
M1 shopping centers.
are ksiazki in Polish to be available in bookshops called “ksiegarnia”.
are “lekarstwa” or “leki” in Polish and Polish for
pharmacy is “apteka”. Krakow’s pharmacies are marked
with large sign of green cross placed above the entrance.
are Polish “zabawki” and toy stores are called “sklep z
zabawkami” in Polish.
shops are known as “sklep zoologiczny” in Poland.
are “slodycze” in Polish and candy stores are known as “cukiernia”.
shop is “sklep komputerowy” in Polish and electronics
store is “sklep elektroniczny”.
perfumery is Polish “perfumeria” and its also sells “kosmetyki”,
i.e. cosmetics, otherwise found in “sklep z kosmetykami”.
is “bizuteria” in Polish and stores selling it are called
“sklep jubilerski”, while “jubiler” and “zlotnik”
are Polish names for jewelers. Polish for gold and silver is
“zloto” and “srebro” respectively.
goods translate in Polish as “artykuly gospodarcze” or
“artykuly gospodarstwa domowego” while white goods are
called “sprzet elektryczny” in Poland.
is “optyk” in Polish.
are “antyki” in Polish, being sold in “sklep z antykami”
or “antykwariat” and the latter is also Polish name for an
antiquarian and second-hand bookstore.
In Poland shops except pharmacies stay closed on New
May 3, Whit Sunday, Corpus Christi, August 15, November 1,
November 11, and
city’s central Old
Town historic district,
turned into a pedestrian precinct, teems with stores of all sorts.
Shopping in Krakow
Make everybody happy back home with a
souvenir from Krakow.
Enrich yourself with a first-rate work
of art at a very reasonable price.
Tips on getting Krakow's bread and
butter as well as other dairy products, fruits,
vegetables, meat, seafood, etc.
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