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 szopka nativity scene
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:
Any following information has been provided by respective
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.
is inviting people to discover
original and classic hats in a vintage atmosphere.
The shop is located at 18 Dluga street, close to Barbakan/Florianska,
and its decoration will help you to stay longer and try all the
hats! If you're lucky, you will feel the magic and find the one
which is waiting for you... Ready to take your time? The owners,
Karolina the Polish and Boris the French, invite you for a tea
or coffee in a small bar. You like vinyls? Let's play one of
them on the old gramophone of Boris's grandpa.
Ten brands are present in the shop, dealing with French
designers like «Le Béret Francais», Polish creators such as
Paris+Hendzel or famous hat companies like Stetson or Bailey.
Also, you can check our online shop www.leszapo.com
Hope to see you in Le Szapo Hat Shop.
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
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
The city’s central Old Town historic district, turned into a pedestrian
precinct, teems with stores of all sorts.
Buying amber in Krakow
Folk Art Fair in Krakow
Seasonal markets 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.