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“Expensive restaurants and American style food court.”
Review of Manufaktura

Ranked #2 of 89 things to do in Lodz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An attraction for tourists, a hangout for Łodz residents, heaven for gourmets and renowned brand lovers, a place full of life and positive energy - Manufaktura has very quickly become the city’s flagship, as recognisable as Piotrkowska Street. Today it is hard to picture Łodz without Manufaktura. With no beach in the summer, no kermis and ice rink in the winter, no concerts in the market square or tasty evenings in local restaurants. Manufaktura means: museums, cinema, theatre, a quarter of a thousand boutiques and stores, playgrounds for the youngest, fitness club, a few dozens restaurants and cafes. But its centre is the over 3 ha large Łodz Women Textile Workers Market Square, which serves as a friendly public space. Here cultural and entertainment events are organised, attracting both residents and tourists. Here the Europe’s longest fountain illuminates the darkness with colours and envelops superbly designed recreational areas in its murmur.
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Manufaktura is a huge complex created in a Victorian era red brick textile mill, containing shops, restaurants, climbing wall, museums, cinema, laser quest, art gallery etc. There is something for everybody here and an easy way to fill a day.
However, if I wanted chain shops, chain fast food bars and expensive restaurants I could've stayed at home! By comparison to England then arguably, yes, some of it is cheaper. No denying the beer is! But compared to the restaurants in town it is quite expensive. Many of the restaurants also have branches in town, coffee heaven, Green Way, Ganesh etc. The food court in the mall could be anywhere with the biggest queues at KFC and Burger King. Tucked in the corner are 2 great Polish style buffet food bars with excellent choice and value of more traditional style food.
My teenage kids killed an afternoon here in the laser quest whilst we viewed the art gallery but in the shopping mall I could've been back home in the Trafford Centre. It's bright modern appearance is certainly a stark contrast to the centre of Lodz.
I didn't visit any of the museums here but other people have said they give a good presentation of the history of industry in Poland. I wasn't impressed with this place except for the building itself which is a spectacular preservation and regeneration exercise. I think there is much more to see and do here than we did so its worth the visit to see what you can find!

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Twice I have been to Poland, and everytime was great. Manufaktura is really just a massive mall, but it has a lot of history, but also soo much to do! If you can't find something you like there, than i don't know. A lot of popular shops for decor, clothing, games, anything. Many restaurants and great coffee shop, I recommend getting an Orca latte from the one :). (it's in the middle of the big opening, can't quite remember the name : / ) Theres a great movie theater and most are in English with polish subtitles, but of course theres solely polish films which im sure are great. There is some bars and also an arcade with lazer games. Also th science museum is actually fun, its worth it to check it out.

2  Thank lizz103
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

good place to visit lots of restaurants. cinema and ice rink.
I enjoyed the pizza hut restaurant.It was busy but the service was excellente

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Full of shops, some boutique, some large chains. Selection of restaurants (Sushi, Mexican, Polish etc), coloured water fountains, supervised climbing walls, cinema, museum

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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

If you like your architecture with a red brick Victorian edge (as I do) then this is the place for you!

Shopping mall is excellent with a great range of shops. Some decent bars and the beerhalle is great - a keg with 5ltrs in for less than £10 is good for a start! Can't remember much of it after that though. Cafes are cool to hang around in during the day and the laser quest place is only £3 for 20mins, bargain! Restaurants are over priced by Polish standards and food isn't great so maybe stick to somewhere a little more traditional if you want to experience the real Lodz. Went to the nightclub at the site on Saturday night but the whole place (including bars and restaurants) was dead at 1am so got the first taxi out!

Well worth a trip if your staying over for a couple of days but wouldn't travel to the city just to go here unless like me the history and architecture really floats your boat!

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