What's new in Bonarka
Do you have PLANTY for presents?
Don't get hot under the collar
Don't get surprised.
When asked: do you have PLANTY for presents?
answer boldly: not one, not three.
Ideas come to mind at Bonarka.
You will turn around once and you already have:
Nothing but the hits for the Christmas tree
Christmas issue of the Bonarka's magazine
The magazine is now available. You can find it all over Krakow and in the online edition. The theme of the issue is literary tradition of Krakow. There is a reason why Małgosia Kożuchowska on the cover is wrapped in a shawl of letters - the basic tools of poets and writers. In addition to this issue: gift ideas, Christmas tips and many other hot topics. Feel free to read!
December 15th is a trade Sunday
On that day we invite you for a shopping without restrictions
Shopping mall will be opened 10:00-21:00,
Auchan 9:00 - 22:00,
Cinema City according to the repertoir schedule,
On Fridays, Saturdays and from 16th to 23rd Dec. shopping center is opened til 10:00 PM
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.
100 points for a good start in the Sezam application
Join the SEZAM loyalty program
By registering in the Sezam application you get 100 points for a good start.
You can immediately exchange your points for rewards.
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!
Go Ride stand with Dragon anti-smog masks
Dragon anti-smog masks are a product that was born in Cracow. It arose from the need for active life in the center of a large city, where air quality leaves much to be desired for most of the year. After the introduction of neoprene smog masks for people actively spending time or moving to work on two-wheelers, the company introduced a line of masks for everyday use for children and adults.
Levi’s already opened in a new location
Levi’s store has already opened in a new location (level 0). In addition to denim clothes the brand is famous for, the store's offer will include a wide selection of other types of clothing, including shoes, jackets and T-shirts.
JeansStore.pl is already open in Bonarka
From December 6th, two new jeans brands Mustang® True Denim and Cross Jeans® have appeared in Bonarka in the store Jeansstore.pl on a level +1.
For good start - Cross Jeans® denim clothing and the entire Mustang® collection is available at a 20% discount. In addition when you buy Cross Jeans® worth over PLN 199 you'll get a T-shirt of this brand as a gift.
Distance tomorrow opens a showroom at Bonarka
Distance - is the fastest growing outlet of sport boutiques. The company has been operating on the Polish market since 2003. A lot of tradition and passion for sneakers builds this brand and strengthens its position. The company's assortment includes footwear of the brands Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Asics, Diadora, Saucony, Timberland, The North Face and Jordan Brand.
Grand opening of Under Armor store.
Under Armor is an American brand specializing in high quality sportswear. The technology used in their production ensures comfort, lightness and dryness during every workout.
From December 20, we invite you to familiarize with the store offer on level 1!
The cloakroom is already open
Our seasonal cloakroom has been reopened!
You will find it on level 0 - next to the Empik store.
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, Leroy Merlin, Cinema City, Media Expert;
- 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.
Bonarka on pictures
tel. 504 108 936
Cracow December 4th, 2019.
Traditional Caroling in Bonarka
Caroling is one of the phenomena of Polish culture. Colorful singing processions of Carol singers have been visiting towns and villages for centuries. Unfortunately, this custom is falling into oblivion every year, and dressed groups of carolers are becoming more and more a rare sight. This year, Bonarka is once again bowing to the native tradition and culture. On December 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st we will see carol singing groups on the mall’s arcades. Artists from the KTO theater and the band “Limanowianie” will sing carols and pastorals. As usual, carolers will be dressed in traditional costumes.
Read more (Polish):
Tradycyjne kolędowanie w Bonarce
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Please find below our regulations:
Fri - Sat 10:00-22:00
According to the repertoire
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