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Step 2: Having fun on Piotrkowska Street and in Manufaktura

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Hahahahaha!!!! Now the funny part. There was a joke that "Lodz is really on Piotrkowska Street and the rest of the town is what didn't fit the Street". It's not a very good joke. But it is true.

Let me tell you something: YOU CAN LIVE ON PIOTRKOWSKA STREET. It sometimes happens to me. Starting from branch you can spend there time shopping, playing, going to the cinemas (I used plural on purpose), or just admire fabulous architecture. Then some fast lunch or coffee, meeting with friends and the nightlife. On this 5 km area you can spend hours. Especially nowadays when you have "Manufaktura" just under your nose.

I'm a big fan of Piotrkowska Street. Most people are. You can start your walk from the Liberty Square and go straigth. Or you can begin from the high numbers and go opposite way.

The begining of Piotrkowska: Liberty Square
This is how I do. Because then I'm ending my trip in Manufaktura.

Explanation: Manufaktura is a HUGE, ENORMOUS shopping (I'm looking for an appropriate term)... village??? It is 27 ha. I've checked it. It was built in 1871 (NO KIDDING) but it was a factory owned by Izrael Poznanski. In 2006 they opened the renovated factory as a shopping mall. It is fantastic.  And you can also spend a day or few here. Shops, restaurants, cinema, fun centres, pubs. They're rebuilding the area constantly, there will be also a hotel.

This are two most famous places to relax and hang around. There is also Galeria Lodzka, but since Manufaktura has been opened Galeria is not so popular.

sylviandavid says:
Great blog... I want to visit there... your pictures show how busy and how much industry there is.... yet there is a real sense of history....good portrait of your town. sylvia
Posted on: Nov 01, 2007
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