Tarnów Shopping


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.

Perhaps in an effort to keep Polish families out of shopping malls on 'the Lord's Day,' the government has introduced a new law that will eventually ban Sunday trading in Poland entirely. To be phased in gradually (for max confusion) over the next two years, the law will initially allow normal trading days on the first and last Sundays of each month, while forcing shops to close on the intervening Sundays.
There are only a few exemptions to the rule, namely pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks, bakeries, souvenir shops (oh thank god) and open-air markets (the Burek will be in business). The Sunday hours we list for venues are the hours they keep on those Sunday when trade is allowed. Sundays when the shopping ban will be enforced are the following:
March 11, 18
April 01 (Easter), 08, 15, 22
May 13, 20
June 10, 17

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