Gdansk Journals

Shopping in Tri-City

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A travel journal to Gdansk by MagdaDH_AlexH

Klif Gdynia Photo, Gdynia, Poland More Photos
Quote: Shopping in Tri-city, from big malls to small shops.

Gdansk Old Town

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Attraction | "Very crowded, but fun"

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St Dominic's Fair goes back to medieval times when Dominican Friars were given a right to grant indulgences by the Pope, and combined this annual event with a market fair. Indulgences are no longer given, alas, but the Fair is going as it has been for over 750 years and is still an incredibly popular event, attracting millions (literally: 6.5 million people came in 2011) visitors during its two weeks duration in July/August. There are food and drink tents, performances, amusements, fortune-tellers and pickpockets galore, and of course hundreds and hundreds (OK, over a 1,000) of stalls selling pretty much everything from brick-a-brac to art to clothes to amber to throw-away tat (including clothes) to t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 1, 2012

Gdansk Old Town

Gdansk, Poland

Galeria Baltycka

Attraction | "Good for shopping but to busy to be nice"

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Galeria Baltycka is the newest and biggest shopping centre in Tri-City. Its main advantages are its size (it houses over 200 shops) and the location in Wrzeszcz, very near the train station, in the traditional main shopping area of Gdansk. It is thus easily accessible by public transport from pretty much anywhere in the Tri-City. For shoppers coming by car, there is a multi-storey car park (first hour is free). Inside, you will find your typical, modern, hectic, busy and – despite the open space in the central well , fountains and other features - claustrophobic shopping centre. It is certainly good for shopping, but has all the nightmarish features of big, busy malls. Not a pl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 1, 2012

Galeria Baltycka
Grunwaldzka 141
Gdansk, Poland

Wielki Mlyn/The Great Mill

Attraction | "Great building, mediocre shops"

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The building that is The Great Mill (Wielki Mlyn) is a supremely attractive construction - built by the Teutonic Knights, it used to have more than a dozen great water wheels powering the mill stones. The location, by the Radunia canal in a picturesque, quiet spot to the side of the busiest parts of Gdansk's centre, is also very good.When you enter, though, it's a big anticlimax: inside there is a small shopping centre, a bit of a throwback to the beginnings of the Polish capitalism in the early 90s, a motley selection of small shops that should be boutiques but are more like stores found in Eastern European covered markets. It's not all tatty and cheap, there are some good shops, and the ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 1, 2012

Wielki Mlyn/The Great Mill
Wielki Mlyn 16
Gdansk, Poland

Madison Shopping Centre

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Attraction | "Decent mall and central to Gdansk"

Madison Shopping Centre Photo, Gdansk, Poland
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Galeria Madison is a modern shopping mall, located in central Gdansk within a walking distance of the Old Town and the train station. Opened in 2003, Galeria Madison comprises almost 100 shops and service outlets including major Polish and international high street retailers, restaurants, cafes, travel agencies and bureau de change. Galeria consists of four levels, with the basement level housing the supermarket BOMI and a car park, the third (top) level containing a fitness centre, weight loss clinic and a Subway franchise and the remaining levels (ground, first and second floor) a variety of stores. The largest stores are: Douglas (perfumery), House (casual fashion), Cropp Town (extreme ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2012

Madison Shopping Centre
Rajska 10
Gdansk, Poland
58 766 75 30

Batory Shopping Centre

Attraction | "Ugly but useful"

Batory Shopping Centre Photo, Gdynia, Poland
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This shopping centre is located in the very centre of Gdynia and offers a multi-storey car park, which are both Good Things. But the centre of Gdynia already has a couple of major shopping streets and several minor ones, and had no particular need for a new shopping centre. So it wasn't exactly fulfilling a big need.

On the other hand it is an ugly, square thing covered in tacky adverts, sticking out as a sore hand in the middle of the town. It looks kind of early-post-communist thing, although inside it's better with a good selection of various shops and excellent ice cream parlour (Mariola) on the ground floor as well as a fitness centre on the top one.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 29, 2012

Batory Shopping Centre
10 Lutego
Gdynia, Poland
56 621 91 60

Klif Gdynia

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Attraction | "Better kind of a shopping centre"

Klif Gdynia Photo, Gdynia, Poland
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Klif is among the oldest if not the oldest western-style shopping centre in Gdynia and probably still the most upmarket one. It is also - perhaps because it's rarely very busy - a fairly pleasant one, as far such things go. Stretching along two lengthy galleries, it has a selection of mid- to-up-market shops selling clothes, shoes and accessories ranging from H&M, New Look and Zara to Max Mara, Pierre Cardin and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as native Polish brands from Vistula/Wolczanka that date to communist times (but still produce decent suits and shirts) to newer successful brands like Reserved and Rylko. There is also a reasonable selection of pharmacy/cosmetics, ranging fr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2012

Klif Gdynia
256 Zwyciestwa Alley
Gdynia, Poland
58 664 90 49