16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall amid Krakow's central
Grand Square shelters numerous stalls
with souvenirs of every kind.
Gift Ideas in Krakow
souvenirs trade concentrates at the focal Grand Square (‘Rynek Glowny’), notably
in its central 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall
('Sukiennice') where countless stalls and novelty shops
sell a wide assortment of gifts and keepsakes. It is positively
the buyers’ market and supply closely matches demand from Krakow
visitors, even if some merchandise, e.g. Soviet memorabilia, may
seem out of place. And please note that better deals usually are
to be found in gift shops situated beyond the central square.
What are the traditional souvenirs of Krakow?
Krakow souvenirs have included for decades: dolls clad in the
Krakow region’s characteristic folk costume, the costume itself
or just its single items (e.g. heavy strings of red coral beads,
male four-corner red cap with a peacock tail plume), peacock
tail feathers, gingerbread hearts with multicolor icing, and
miniature replicas of the famous wooden
Gifts most popular with visitors to Krakow.
Foreigners usually snap up such trophies as carved chess sets,
replicas of the Polish ancient weapons, wicker baskets, and
(paintings, prints, embossments, etc.) besides various
Krakow's quality souvenirs.
Choosier shoppers should look for articles of folk handicraft,
such as needlework, pottery, wooden toys, metal-works or
colorful blankets; as well as works of village artists, mostly
pious sculptures. Those bent on something very Krakow-like may
opt for a miniature version of the famous
Krakow szopka nativity scenes.
At the same time genuine
works of contemporary art are true bargains in Poland and,
who knows, a piece or two may turn an investment someday.
Krakow's selected gift shops:
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Address: 11 Slawkowska street. Polish famous hand-painted
ceramics of Boleslawiec.
Address: 17 Rynek Glowny (central square) by St. Adalbert church
and Cloth Hall. Opening hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and
Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
We offer rich choice of albums, maps, guidebooks, fiction,
publications concerning philosophy, art, history, and religion.
Expanded section with literature in foreign languages is
particularly noteworthy – books in English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish, etc. We recommend also puzzles, toys,
postcards and stamps.
While shopping you can admire the original historic interiors
since the place occupied by Ksiegarnia Hetmanska – vast Gothic
hall with diagonal-buttress ceiling and keystones embellished
with heraldic and figurative sculpture – dates from the second
half of the 14th century. We invite!
Ksiegarnia Muzyczna KURANT
Salon Antykow PASJA
Address: 36 Rynek Glowny (Main
Market Square). Opening hours 9am to 7pm on weekdays, 10am to
3pm on Saturdays.
Perfect place for every music lover. Great selection of sheet
music and books about music. The widest selection of classical
and jazz CDs and DVDs. Most important titles from other genres
such as folk, klezmer, ethnic, sung poetry and many others. All
this combined with excellent service.
From very recently KURANT is also an art gallery with music
themed paintings painted by recognized local artists.
Come and taste unique atmosphere of this place.
5 percent discount for 'krakow-info' readers.
Address: 9 Jagiellonska Street.
Website www.antykwariat-pasja.pl Email
firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours 11am to 7pm on weekdays, 10am to
3pm on Saturdays.
Genuine antiques. Paintings,
furniture, porcelain, glass, silverware, sculpture, jewellery,
Souvenirs - Pamiatki
Address: Grodzka 33. Fine place at the Royal Road where one
finds wide range of Krakow souvenirs and articles of applied art
besides such visitor necessities as guidebooks, maps, and
postcards. The place’s specialty is huge selection is of Angels
– of wood, plaster, clay, metal, glass, salt pulp. Souvenirs
made in Krakow. T-shirts, dolls in traditional costumes,
pottery, hand-painted plates, Krakow shawls, ceramic figurines
of Krakow's symbol - the Wawel dragon
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
Stained Glass Gallery, Atelier „Spektrum”
Address: 35 Grodzka street. Email
email@example.com Our stained-glass gallery will certainly
please fans of stylish and original souvenirs. We offer unique
Krakow stained glass from our own workshop, in which we also
make custom-designed items to order for our customers. Plus in
our gallery you’ll find ceramics handmade by artists from entire
Poland. Our main advantage is the greatest selection of angels
in whole Krakow. So if you want to feel like in heaven for just
a while we invite cordially to our gallery.
shops of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków
Address: Krzysztofory Palace, 35
Main Market Square. Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am -
Rynek Underground, 1 Main Market Square. Opening hours: Monday,
Wednesday-Sunday 11.00 am - 7 pm, Tuesday 11.00 am - 4 pm;
closed on every first Tuesday of the month.
We are pleased to invite you to visit our museum shops and
browse through its unique offer.
In the Main Market Square you will find interesting books and
collectibles connected with Kraków’s history, multimedia guides,
unique quality souvenirs and original gift ideas, e.g. cribs,
replicas of historical coins, medals and jewellery, reprints of
antique maps, old prints and photographs of Kraków.
We also invite you to take advantage of the wide range of
publications and souvenirs of the museum shop in the Oscar
Schindler's Enamel Factory branch (4 Lipowa Street). We offer
many books written by people, who were saved by Oskar Schindler,
as well as memoirs and diaries of people who survived the Nazi
occupation, albums with unique war photographs, as well as
The city’s central Old Town historic district, turned into a pedestrian
precinct, teems with stores of all sorts.
Buying amber in 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.
Buying real estate
You can still get property cheap in Krakow. But with
a couple of million euro you may have a centuries-old palace.