Shopping in Gdansk
Hala Targowa a.ka. Market Hall
Hala Targowa is basically a modern day shopping mall with some food markets on the bottom floor selling meat, fish and Polish sweets. There’s also a nice open air fruit and vegetable market next to the building.
Zielony Rynek in Przymorze is one of the best and most popular shopping areas in Gdansk. It’s basically a large outdoor flea market. Buy fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, sandals, shoes, belts, hats, clothes, sunglasses, toys, books, CDs and much more. But beware of rude salesmen and pickpockets.
Cepelia is a chain store in Poland that sells traditional, handmade Kashubian crafts, including Kashubian dolls, carvings, lace and tablecloths.
There are a few street stalls with pictures and drawings of old Gdansk set up on lawns along asphalted pathways of the Oliwa park. Try to bargain for a good deal. Street stalls line Mariacka street, showcasing various handicrafts. One sells colorful, artistic fridge magnets depicting Gdansk and surrounding cities and towns. At Ulica Dlugahere, there is a street stall that has woolen scarfs, caps, hats and other items, all in red and white – the official colors Poland.
Pomeranian Garden of Folk Art
There is the Pomeranian Garden of Folk Art (Pomorski Ogrod Sztuki Ludowej) in the grounds of the Oliwa Park. There are a few tables put on a lawn where local artists try to sell their treausures: folk statues, Kashubian laces and colorful linen needlecraft, mainly tablecloths.
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