Tarnów can hardly be considered a shoppers' paradise, but it does boast two modern shopping malls just to its southwest and northeast where locals flock on weekends. In the centre, Tarnovians do their haggling at 'the Burek' - an open-air market covering several blocks just off the Rynek.
Sunday Shopping Ban*
Shops have traditionally had more limited hours on weekends, but since 2018 government regulations have increasingly restricted Sunday trading in Poland in hopes of enouraging citizens to return to a more ‘traditional’ family Sunday. Although phased in gradually, there are now only 7 Sundays in the entire year when shops are allowed to be open. Of course, there are some exemptions from the ban - namely pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks, bakeries, open-air markets, Żabka convenience stores (most of which close at 23:00), souvenir shops (oh thank god), package pick-up points, and any establishment where the owners themselves are behind the counter on Sunday.
*When you see an asterisk* after the Sunday hours in our guide, that means the venue is closed on Sundays, aside from 2023's 7 shopping Sundays:
Jan 29 | April 2, 30 | June 25 | Aug 27 | Dec 17, 24.