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Gift Ideas in Krakow

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?  

Customary 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 Wawel Heads.

Gifts most popular with visitors to Krakow. 

Foreigners usually snap up such trophies as carved chess sets, amber jewelry, replicas of the Polish ancient weapons, wicker baskets, and views of Krakow landmarks (paintings, prints, embossments, etc.) besides various bric-a-brac.

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 Christmas crib

Krakow szopka nativity scene

Krakow's selected gift shops:

Any following information has been provided by respective establishments on their sole responsibility.

Ksiegarnia Muzyczna KURANT
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.

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. Polish Christmas and Easter decorations, hand-painted Christmas-tree baubles, amber gifts.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.

Stained Glass Gallery, Atelier „Spektrum”

Addresses: 36 Grodzka street and 32 Grodzka street (Decor) in Krakow, Dembowskiego 7 in Wieliczka . Email spektrum.pracownia@interia.pl Website www.witrazeceramika.pl fb.com/artandcraftstore36 fb.com/witrazeceramika 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.

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