Below, you will find a few ideas for souvenirs from Krakow, which will keep your trip in your memory for a long time, or make a nice gift for someone special.
The Sukienniece (or the Cloth Hall) building in the centre of the Market Square was used for trading for years, and nowadays houses souvenirs, and is the most convenient (but not the cheapest) place to go. In the Sukiennice, you can buy just about anything: handicrafts, traditional regional products, jewellery and typical souvenirs, such as mugs with the city’s name on or fridge magnets. There are several dozen stalls to choose from, so it is easy to compare items and prices.
The handicrafts on offer are mostly dolls in traditional Cracovian costumes, embroidery, wooden products and also: figurines, hand-painted boxes and chess sets. Everything is available in several different sizes. One unusual item is the chess set for three players, which has been patented by the Krakow scientist Jacek Filek.
|1||Dolls in Cracovian costume:|
|2||Cracovian costume for girl||700||170|
|4||Set of wooden toys||100||25|
|5||Traditional chess set for 3 players|
|depending on size||50-140||12-35|
Silver and amber jewellery also makes a good souvenir, from small items such as rings, earrings and bracelets, to large necklaces and pendants. It is also worth looking at the hand-painted ceramics from Bolesławiec and crystalware.
|a) rings, broaches||50||12|
|b) necklaces, pendants||100||24|
|a) rings, broaches||100||24|
|b) necklaces, pendants||150||36|
|1||Ceramic goods from Bolesławiec|
|a) cup, depending on size||60||15|
|b) plate, depending on size||40||9.5|
|c) cake stands||170||41|
Food products of Krakus brand or Krakowski Kredens company make a tasty gift and are available from delicatessens around the Market Square. The options include packaged dry kiełbasa (Polish sausage), ham, jams, tea, coffee, mushrooms and vegetable preserves. Wawel chocolate factory make sweets that are worth considering, and the company Ciasteczka z Krakowa (or cookies from Krakow) sell packaged cakes. Attractive alcoholic souvenirs include Grzaniec Galicyjski (a regional mulled wine available from shops selling alcohol), liqueurs made in-house at the Pożegnanie z Afryką (Out of Africa) coffee house or digestifs from Krakowski Kredens.
Traditional food items:
|1||Packaged meat items Krakus brand||Krakus brand|
|a) Krakow kiełbasa 400g.||15||3.6|
|b) kabanos (dried kielbasa) 180g.||10||2.4|
|2||Wawel chocolates||Wawel – branded stores|
|a) assorted chocolates 100g||3||0.7|
|– large bar of chocolate e.g.Tiramisu 280g.||10||2.4|
|b) chocolate bonbons 430g.||20||4.8|
|3||Cakes from Krakow||Ciasteczka z Krakowa|
|a) Ciasteczka z Krakowa dessert assortment 500g.||12||2.9|
|b) Ciasteczka z Krakowa vanilla assortment 800g.||21||5.0|
|1||Grzaniec Galicyjski (mulled wine)1l.||15||3.6|
|2||digestifs (alcoholic tinctures) 0,75l.||25||5.9||Krakowski Kredens|
|3||plums in liqueur 0,7l.||20||4.8|
|4||liqueurs in gift bottles from Pożegnania z Afryką 100ml.||9,5-11||2.3-2.6||Out of Africa cafe|
|– bottle, depending on shape and size||4,5||1.1|
|5||Traditional Polish cider from Pożegnania z Afryką 275ml.||13,50||3.2|
Krakow is, of course, a city of artists, culture and festivals. It is worth looking in Kurant, the musical bookshop on the Market Square, where you will be able to buy CDs released to accompany the Film Music Festival, the Summer Jazz Festival, or the Wawel at Dusk festival, for example. The bookshop also has a picture gallery with works from Krakow’s artists.
|1||Krakow music festivals music CDs||Musical bookshop Kurant|
|a) The Best of Cracow Jazz vol. 1 – Traditional||30||7.1|
|b) Krakow Film Music Festival 2017||40||9.5||FMF 2017|
|c) Wawel at Dusk Festival – Inaugurative Concert||25||5.9||Wawel at Dusk Festival|
Addresses of selected points selling souvenirs:
Sukiennice (or the Cloth Hall) – Rynek Główny 1-3, 30-001 Kraków
Kurant (musical bookshop) – Rynek Główny 36, 31-013 Kraków
Out of Africa cafe (coffee house) – ul. Tomasza 21/ Floriańska 15, Kraków
Wawel – branded stores (shop selling sweets and chocolate) – Rynek Główny 33, Kraków