Summer attractions in Łódź – these are our top 10!

10/06/2022


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The name Łódź is associated with carefree relaxation and summer attractions. And while there aren’t many places to go boating in town, visitors and locals alike won’t get bored here! Below we present the top 10 places in Lodz, which you should not miss this summer.

1. Manufacture:

photo by P. Wojtyczka

Although the Manufaktura shopping and entertainment complex has been on Łódź’s map for just over fifteen years, it has quickly become a city banner. Besides shops of well-known brands, Manufaktura offers a number of other attractions: a cinema, museums, restaurants, cafes, a gym and in summer even… a city beach. Manufaktura adds a special atmosphere to the fact that the architecture of the complex refers to the 19th-century factory of Izrael Poznański, who worked on this site before the revitalization.

2. PIOTRKOWSKA STREET

It is one of the longest shopping streets in Europe – more than 4 kilometers long. We will find many interesting places, such as local boutiques and service points, atmospheric courtyards, but also restaurants and cafes of well-known brands. It is worth starting your Piotrkowska walk at Plac Wolności and then walking along the promenade between tenements, each of which has a unique history.

3. EC1

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Science enthusiasts are sure to find themselves in the space of the former EC1 power plant, which currently houses Poland’s most modern planetarium, the National Center for Film Culture, as well as the Science and Technology Center. Events on various topics are regularly held here, and the location of the center – near the Łódź Fabryczna station – encourages you to include it in your itinerary. †

4. ZOO AND ORIENTARIUM

A trip to the zoo is always a good idea that will please children and adults alike. Lodz Zoo has a lot more to offer besides species and spaces often found in zoos. The Orientarium, a complex that presents the animals and plants of Southeast Asia, was opened here in April.

5. MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF LODZ AT THE POZNAN PALACE

photo by P. Wojtyczka

Right next to the Łódź Manufaktura is the Museum of the City of Łódź – located in the historic, beautifully renovated Pozna Palace. Here you can see an exhibition about the multicultural Lodz and learn about the history of the city. There is a beautiful garden at the back of the palace – a visit to the Museum of the City of Łódź can therefore be combined with relaxation in the greenery.

6. PRINCESS OF THE MILL

Księży Młyn was once the largest factory complex in Łódź. Now it is a climatic, but still relatively unpopular area of ​​the city, which enjoys the reputation of an “alternative” and original place. Cultural events, fashion shows and craft fairs are hosted here and the renovated post factory spaces hide many atmospheric and green alleys.

7. MONOPOLIS

Monopolis is a relatively new office and service complex in Łódź Śródmieście – the name and industrial architecture refer to the former Monopol Wódczany factories, which were located on this site. Today in Monopolis you can spend the perfect summer afternoon and evening – at a table in one of the cafes, then at a performance on the Monopolis stage or an exhibition at ARTGaleria. †

8. MUSEUM OF CINEMATOGRAPHY AND THE STARLAG – THE ROUTE OF THE MOVIE BOAT

The film community also appreciates Łódź in the context of this cultural area – the famous film school is located here, and many industry events are hosted throughout the year, partly open to the public. Next to the Lodz Film School, there is the Cinematography Museum, where you can learn about the history of Lodz film.

9. CENTRAL TEXTILE MUSEUM AND CITY CULTURE PARK LODZ

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The textile industry is inherently linked to Łódź. The history of this field is recorded by the Central Textile Museum, located in the White Factory. It is worth checking out the current City-Fashion-Machine exhibition there. After sightseeing, a good place for a stroll is the Łódź City Culture Park with its characteristic 19th-century buildings with weavers’ houses and a summer villa in the suburbs.

10. LODZ WALLS AND STREET ART

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Street art is a characteristic element of the streets of Lodz – several dozen murals adorn the walls of the city center and other quarters. A leisurely walk in the footsteps of Łódź’s street art is a good idea for a summer walk, which we can combine with getting to know the works of famous Polish and foreign artists.

For more information on Lodz’s attractions, visit the website: www.lodz.travel.

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