Manufaktura Lodz Reviews
Manufaktura Oct 31, 2015
One of not many reasons why it is worth to visit Lodz is the Manufaktura, which is a shopping and leisure complex. This is not an ordinary shopping complex, in fact, I think it has more to do with architecture than it has with shopping!
Opened in 2006, Manufaktura is one of the largest commercial centres in Poland and in Europe. The shopping center was opened in the old factory of Izrael Poznanski. Most exteriors of the original buildings have been preserved, which adds special ambience to this place. The most representative part of the Lodz's Manufaktura is the former five-storey cotton spinning mill. The main shopping gallery is made of steel and glass as it was built from scratch and now everything is build from glass and steel.
Manufaktura includes a contemporary art museum which sees for example Picasso’s masterpieces adorning its walls.
In Manufaktura people can shop, eat and entertain themselves from morning till night.
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Manufaktura - the heart of Lodz Nov 08, 2009
I have written a little bit about it in my journal entry, but now I would like to write a review because now Manufaktura is like the most important place to visit in Łódź. There will be of course more photos. But later.
Manufaktura is a huge entertainment center in Lodz. It was opened in 2006. The word „manufaktura” from Latin means of course „handmade”. Manufaktura wasn’t built from the scratch. It was renowated from the old textile factories owned in the begining of XX century by Poznański’s family. So the buildings itself are from the year 1871. So it was rebuilded now in order to preserve the old spirit of factories but also make something intresting insted of tearing the place apart.
There is also a huge center square where different events are being organized. During the winter they prepare a skating ring, and in the summer there is an artificial beach where you can play volleyball. Concerts and all types of shows are also held there.
So what can you find in Manufaktura?
- a shopping center
mall are similar everywhere
- 60 restaurants
japanese, chinese, spanish, polish, jewish, etc, etc.
- pubs and discos
Paparazzi, Elektrownia, etc
- Cinema City
Which is great. They have very interesting species there. And it's a good idea to have a guide there. They really know a lot of interesting things.
Place that presents scientific experiments in funny, interesting way. Great for families
- Bowling/ Climbing/ Billard/ Game Center
- Museum of textiles
-MS2 - "The Second Art Museum"
- 4 star hotel
With a swimming pool in the old water
- The Small Theatre
It's a private theatre, doesn't belong to the city.
- Fitness club and skate park
They are still restoring more and more factories- in the future there are plans for "International Center of Fasion Promotion".
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