The Galeria Północna is the first fourth-generation large-scale shopping centre in the northern part of Warsaw and one of the most modern shopping centres in the capital.
The Galeria Północna was completed in September 2017. There are more than 200 shops, boutiques and service outlets, selected to meet the needs of consumers on the area of 64,000 m2. There are well-known domestic and global brands, including RTV Euro AGD, Tatuum, Sephora, H&M, HalfPrice, X-kom, RESERVED, Sinsay, Tk Maxx or Smyk. In addition to the shops, shopping centre guests have a large selection of restaurants and cafés to choose from. Among them are mandatory brands such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, Green Caffe Nero and Pizza Hut. Most of them are located on the second floor in the Food Court area, with direct access to the garden. Others, such as Cukiernia Sowa, Shizen Shushi or Grycan, are strategically placed in different locations to create a total offer of more than 20 food outlets. The Galeria Północna is the ideal place to spend leisure time and develop your passions. The customers have a Cinema City cinema at their disposal with 11 screening rooms. Children can go wild in the Fikołki Playroom or perfect their dancing skills in the Egurrola Dance Studio and adults can keep fit and healthy in the Zdrofit fitness club.
One of the biggest attractions is the rooftop garden with an area of as much as 5,000 m2, enabling active leisure among the greenery. It features a food court, playground, spatial sculptures, water wheel, Poland’s largest large-format mural presenting an atlas of the world, dedicated to children, as well as a 3D mural with a waterfall. The entire area is embellished with various species of grasses and plants as well as elements of small architecture. At the time of the shopping centre’s opening, the roof garden was the first of its kind in a commercial building in Poland. And the brine graduation tower is the only one on a roof in the world! The location of the graduation tower makes it possible to enjoy health inhalations comfortably and away from the hustle and bustle.
The comfort of guests is a priority for the Galeria Północna, which is why the motorised have as many as 2,000 spaces at their disposal in the building’s multi-storey car park and the outdoor car park. And for cyclists, there are more than 200 parking spaces with racks located in convenient places, as well as repair stations for bicycles. The Galeria Północna became famous as the first shopping centre in Poland to launch a seasonal, free of charge cargo bike rental service. The customers can transport large purchases or take their children for a ride. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to taxis and private cars. The project is being implemented thanks to the cooperation with the Representative of the President of the Capital City of Warsaw for Bicycle Transport.
One of the most recognisable elements of the shopping centre’s infrastructure is the multimedia fountain at the main entrance at the Światowida Street. Thanks to special spotlights, the water shimmers in shades of 16 million colours. And light and sound shows delight the senses of guests every summer evening.
Another unusual attraction in the Galeria Północna is the “Wir” public sculpture, by the famous Polish designer and architect Oskar Zięta. The installation consists of 20-metre-long, interpenetrating forms, climbing through all floors of the shopping centre. It is the largest stainless steel artistic construction in Poland!
Since its opening, the Galeria Północna has been famous for organising extraordinary, highly popular events, regularly organised exhibitions, family picnics, fashion and pro-sales events and supporting important social initiatives. It was here, for the first time in the history of shopping centres, that guests were able to see unusual insects in the butterfly house and invertebrate giants.
The intention of the Galeria Północna is to act in harmony with nature. It is the first facility in the capital city designed with such great concern for the environment. During the construction of the centre, partly recycled materials and FSC-certified wood were used. The roof was made of a special material that reduces heat loss while preventing the building from overheating. In turn, stored rainwater is used to water the plants. The shopping centre is LEED-certified, awarded to buildings that save resources and have a positive impact on the health of residents.
Białołęka, where the Galeria Północna is located, is perfectly connected to other areas of the city. Thanks to the Maria Curie-Skłodowska Bridge and the developing public transport network, access to the centre of Warsaw is extremely fast and convenient. There are currently 9 bus lines, 2 tram lines and 2 Veturilo stations where city bicycles can be rented. The plans of the capital’s authorities for the nearest future include, among others: a new section of the tram route in Białołęka, extension of bicycle routes and more stations for renting city bicycles.
The rich and varied offer of the Galeria Północna and its excellent accessibility make it a popular choice for the residents of Warsaw and nearby districts. It is no longer just a modern shopping centre, but also the organiser of significant events, an attractive meeting place offering a wide choice of restaurants and cafés and active outdoor recreation.