Arkadia is characterized by unusual architecture: glazed roofs, walkways modeled after shopping streets, fantasy mosaic design, natural stone. As of 2007, Arkadia which is based in Warsaw, Poland was the biggest shopping complex in Central Europe. It is currently the largest center in Poland and welcomes 21 million customers per year. The structure offers shoppers unique architecture with natural stone, mosaic designs, glazed roofs and walkways which have been based on shopping streets. It offers consumers a medical center, cinemas, cafes, elegant restaurants and Polish and international brand name stores. This beautiful center has attracted millions of visitors since 2004 as it offers the most convenient shopping experience.
The key tenants in the center include Zara, H&M, Euro RTV AGD, Cinema City, Saturn, Leroy Merlin, EMPiK, and Carrefour.
There are 230 service and retail outlets in the mall, which includes 25 cafes and restaurants, 25 big stores and 180 boutiques. Consumers looking for fashion can visit Peek & Cloppenburg, Zara, Kappahl, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste or many others. For electronic goods, the large Saturn store will fulfill any shopper’s desires. Foodstuffs can be obtained from Carrefour and the very first Marks and Spencer in Poland. For the most comprehensive English language book selection, the American Bookstore is the place to go, and for the foreign press, EMPiK is the store.
Although Arkadia is situated on the outskirts of Warsaw, it is quite easy to reach it by bus, tram or car. It is located at the Rondo Babka Traffic Circle, which is one of the major tram junctions. The Dworzec Gdanski metro station is close by and can be reached from the Warsaw Centrum. To reach the center quickly, it is recommended to make use of a cab service, but not during rush hour as the 10-minute ride may take more than one and a half hours during peak traffic.
The easiest method to reach the center is to take the Metro from Warsaw Centrum Dworzec Gdanski Station. This is the fast, comfortable and straightforward way of reaching your destination and it is only a short walk to the center from the station.
The alternative is to use the tram. This method is not as comfortable a ride as a cab or the train, but it takes you right to the front of the center.
To make use of the tram from the Centrum which is next to the Metro, you should take tram number 35 on ul Marszalkowska. The tram goes directly to Rondo Radoslawa where you will find a light, cross the road and go directly to the center.