Photo: Grzegorz Liszka | Courtesy of Galeria Krakowska
Vast new shopping complex in the centre of town
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The shiny Galeria Krakowska shopping centre, adjacent to the main train station, is a modern glass and steel stucture packed with over 250 shops on three levels, offering designer fashion, homeware, cosmetics and electronics.
Don't expect cute little boutiques or authentic Polish crafts - it's all about the big names, including Benetton, Lacoste, H&M and Mango. You'll also find more than 20 cafés and restaurants, and a big Carrefour supermarket.