Arts and crafts

Touristy Floriańska and the boutiques in the Rynek contain a few bargain art dealers among the overpriced souvenirs. Kazimierz is filled with reasonably priced galleries and secondhand shops and, on Sundays, pl. Nowy becomes a colourful flea market of cheap clothes and jewellery.

Books

You can find a good selection of English used books, including translations of Polish authors, at the café/bookshop Massolit on Felicjanek 4 (Sun–Thurs 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–9pm), where you can also trade in your old books for new reading material.

Clothes and food

For a Western “mall experience”, head for Galeria Krakowska (Mon–Sat 9am–10pm, Sun 10am–9pm), just next to the train station. It has all the fashionable Western brands that you could wish for, in addition to a large Carrefour supermarket.

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