The Bonarka Shopping Center was opened on 21st November 2009 as the “new urban centre”.
Bonarka Shopping Center is an unique place in the Kraków’s landscape. It is a part of Podgórze, a historic district situated on the southern bank of the Vistula River. Since the end of the 19th century it had been the site of the Cement Factory. In 1948, making use of some of the old machinery, the Bonarka National Phosphates Factory was founded here. Later its name was changed to the Bonarka Chemical Factory. It was finally shut down in 2003.
Years of negligence, overexploitation and lack of care resulted in the destruction of the Bonarka’s premises. Its thorough recultivation was necessary to create a people-friendly urban development. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest, recultivation project of a former industrial plant in Poland. Bonarka Shopping Center is an example of comprehensive operations on three different levels (ecology, infrastructure and social function) fully funded by the investor.
Bonarka is a contemporary interpretation of the streets and marketplaces network. The building was constructed from high-quality natural materials (stone, wood, glass). The selection of materials used on the façade and elevation reflects the industrial past of the area and refers to a traditional metropolitan shopping arcade present in the building development of Polish cities at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
How to get to the Center
Access by bus
You will conveniently reach Bonarka by one of the public bus lines no. 144, 164, 165, 169, 173, 174 and 179.
Coming from the city center, take the lines 144, 164, 165, 169, 173 or 179 southbound and get off at the “Bonarka” or “Puszkarska” stop (line 164).
Coming from the vicinity of Prokocim, choose line 144 or 173 and get off at the “Bonarka” stop.
Coming from Kurdwanów or Wola Duchacka, choose line 164, 169, 174 or 179 and get off at the “Bonarka” or “Puszkarska” stop (line 164).
Access by car
Coming from the center or south of Cracow head for Kamieńskiego street.
Coming from Huta Sendzimira, exit to Kamieńskiego from Aleja Powstańców Śląskich.
Coming from Kurdwanów, turn into Puszkarska in front of the bus depot.
Driving the A4 motorway, take the “Łagiewniki” exit and then, going along Turowicza street, take the “CH Bonarka” exit heading to Przyjaźni Polsko-Węgierskiej street.
Access by bike
Comfortable bicycle paths stretch along Puszkarska and Kamieńskiego Streets, as well as from Turowicza Street through Przyjaźni Polsko Węgierska Street. In front of each entrance to Bonarka, there are comfortable bicycle stands and self-service bicycle repair stations.
Bonarka on pictures
tel. 504 108 936
Cracow May 15th, 2020.
HOSPITALS THANK BONARKA FOR A “PRICELESS GIFT
Bonarka has been supporting the Cracow Health Service in the fight against coronavirus with great commitment for over 2 months. The Shopping Center donated a total of thousands of masks, several hundreds of helmets, protective suits, disinfectant fluid, as well as packages with drinks and healthy food for medical staff to 5 hospitals and the Ambulance Service in Krakow.
Read more (Polish):
Szpitale dziękują Bonarce za „Bezcenny dar”
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Please find below our regulations:
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00
Thu-Fri 7:30 - 23:00
Saturdays 7:30 - 22:00
Bonarka Shopping Center
ul. Kamieńskiego 11
Arrive by bus: 144, 164, 169, 173, 174, 179.
phone: 12 298 60 00
Shopping mall office
09:00 – 17:00 (Mon-Fri)
Tel. 12 298 60 01
Fax. 12 298 60 02
10:00 – 21:00 (Mon-Fri)