What's new in Bonarka
Limitation of Bonarka's operation range
According to the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland, the Bonarka Shopping Center will operate in a limited range. Only Auchan hypermarket, pharmacies, drugstores, laundry, banks and financial institutions will be open. A detailed list of opened entities and their opening hours will be updated on the webpage of the center on a daily basis. Other shops located within the premises of Bonarka SC are temporarily closed until further notice.
From April 2nd, Auchan will change its opening hours again
The Auchan store at Bonarka will be open from 6:30 AM to 9 PM (including trade Sundays).
Further steps in the fight against coronavirus are taken
Remember that from April 1st:
- underaged may stay in the Bonarka Shopping Center only under the supervision of an adult,
- everyday from 10 AM to 12 AM only people aged 65 and over can do shopping,
- when shopping, you must wear disposable gloves,
- there can be a maximum 3 people for one cashpoint in one store,
Fashion novelties have appeared,
Trends have flourished,
You can hear the style tweet.
Visit Bonarka - NEW FASHION PRĄDNIK, where spring greets with a multitude of collections, a bouquet of discounts and a wreath of bargains
Spring edition of the Bonarka magazine
The "Bonarka" magazine is now available. You will find it all over Krakow and in the online edition. The theme of this edition is a relationship between Krakow and Japan. How the Manggha Museum was created? And what contribution did Andrzej Wajda have to this undertaking?
On the cover: Małgosia Kożuchowska in a traditional Japanese outfit. Besides that: fashion patterns and trends inspired by the Land of the Blossoming Cherry.
Cinema City Cinema is closed until further notice
Due to the decision of the Polish Government to temporarily suspend the operations of a cultural institution, Cinema City Poland will be closed from Thursday, March 12, 2020, until further notice.
Purchased tickets can be returned via the Customer Service Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plastic is not fantastic. Bonarka launches an educational project
In our center, we implement the educational project "Don't be plastic", which is part of the strategy of socially responsible business.
The basic assumption of the "Do not be plastic" project is education by increasing awareness of the dangers arising from the non-reflective use of plastic packaging (in particular made of non-biodegradable materials).
ECO-box in Bonarka
The appearing of the ECO-BOX in Bonarka is part of a wider educational campaign organized by MPO Krakow, which is to sensitize for the proper utilization of the so called problem waste - electro-waste and medical waste. Thanks to it, the center's customers will get rid of unwanted items in an environmentally safe way.
You can throw various types of electrowaste into the ECO BOX, including batteries, CDs and DVDs, light bulbs, cables and small electronics.
Create a Bonarka loyalty card in the Goodie app.
Do you want to have access to the best opportunities ?
All you need to do is to create a Bonarka Card in the Goodie app.
In the free of charge application you will find promotions and discount coupons for shops and restaurants available in the Bonarka shopping center.
Reorganization of the square by the fountain
Currently, modernization works are underway in the square by the fountain. For the safety of customers, this place has been fenced. The ongoing works do not affect the operations of the shops, restaurants and cinema. All shops around the square (levels 0 and 1) are open and operate in the same mode.
Feel free to pay a visit!
The Bonarka City Center was opened on 21 November 2009 as the “new urban centre”. BCC 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.
The glass surfaces that cover the complex have been designed to let through as much natural light as possible. Skylights framed by brick walls make the interiors look as if bathed in light. The unusual design is also highlighted by golden and almost white granite on the floor that gives passageways and streets additional warmth.
The square with a unique fountain is the most characteristic place in the whole Bonarka centre. There are three huge pavilions which feature cosy coffee and cake shops designed as a combination of beams and arched pillars made from glued timber located in the main passageways. Wooden bridges bring different spaces together while glass and metal balustrades create typical urban atmosphere.
- Commercial space: over 92,000 sq.m;
- Total space: 234,000 sq.m.;
- 230 brands, including main tenants: Auchan, Cinema City, Media Expert, TK MAXX;
- Over 30 restaurants and coffee shops;
- 3,200 free parking spots;
Bonarka is a 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, using 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. BCC is an example of comprehensive operations on three different levels (ecology, infrastructure and social function) fully funded by the investor.
Preparation of the premises included:
- Recultivating the industrial site of the former Bonarka Chemical Factory, which consisted of demolition works (55,000 m³), removing sedimentation tanks filled with waste (calcium fluoride, ca. 210,000 tons), removing hot spots and levelling works. The investor’s expenditure was 11.6 million EUR.
- Rebuilding and expanding the water and sewage system, the drainage system as well as the heating and gas system around the centre. The cost amounted to more than 300,000 EUR.
- Rebuilding and expanding the transport system around the centre connected with the city road infrastructure, which significantly facilitated smooth and easy access to the whole complex as well as connected and activated the investment site of ca. 30 hectares around the BCC at the same time. All the road investments, fully funded by the investor, were granted to the City of Kraków. The investor’s expenditure for this purpose was 16.1 million EUR.
How to get to the Center
Access by bus
You will conveniently reach Bonarka by one of the public bus lines no. 144, 164, 169, 173, 174, 179 and 184.
Coming from the city center, take the lines 144, 164, 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, 173 or 184 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.
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tel. 504 108 936
Cracow March 14th, 2020.
Limitation of Bonarka’s operation range
According to the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland dated 13/03/2020 (Journal of Laws item 433) from March 14th 2020, the Bonarka Shopping Center will operate in a limited range. Only Auchan hypermarket, pharmacies, drugstores, laundry, banks and financial institutions will be open.
A detailed list of opened entities and their opening hours will be updated on the webpage of the center on a daily basis. Other shops located within the premises of Bonarka Shopping Center are temporarily closed until further notice.
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Please find below our regulations:
Fri - Sat 10 AM-10 PM
from March 14th - restrictions in the Center operation
Saturday 6:30 AM-9 PM
Sunday 6:30 AM-9 PM
Bonarka Shopping Center
30-644 Cracow, Poland
10:00 – 21:00 (everyday)
Tel. +48 12 298 60 00
Shopping mall Office
09:00 – 17:00 (Mon-Fri)
Tel. +48 12 298 60 01
Fax. +48 12 298 60 02