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There are a few market places to rummage around too. At Tobrucki Market or Manhattan Market or Kilińskiego Market you should not forget to pick up your fruit and vegetables.
Woodcarving, particularly wooden boxes and dolls, embroidery, religious depictions on painted glass and pottery are amongst the many local handicrafts tempting the visitors. Amber is characteristic and found in this region and you will find fine jewellery fashioned in local galleries.
You cannot leave this city without taking away a little bite from the many confectionery shops. The cakes here are delightful and you should try them all!
There is a ban on Sunday trading in Poland except selected Sundays.
In 2020, there will be only 7 shopping Sundays in Poland: January 26, April 5, April 26, June 28, August 30, December 13, and December 20.
Trade ban does NOT include cinemas, restaurants, cafés, small local stores where the owner can work, stores at gas stations, pharmacies. Shopping malls can be open but most of the stores inside will be closed (only cinemas, restaurants, pharmacies in shopping malls can be open).
Please note that stores in Poland are closed during bank holidays.
In 2020, there are the following public/bank holidays in Poland:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year
Monday, January 6, 2020 – Epiphany
Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter
Monday, April 13, 2020 – Easter Monday
Friday, May 1, 2020 – Labor Day
Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Constitution Day
Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Corpus Christi
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Army Day and the Assumption of Mary
Sunday, November 1, 2020 – All Saints Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Independence Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2020 – Christmas