Fodor's Expert Review Ulica Piotrkowska
Łódź's main boulevard is lined with shops, cafés, cinemas, galleries, bars, and clubs. And to think that in the mid–19th century it was a road leading through the woods. Today Piotrkowska is the longest street (with the longest uninterrupted line of buildings) in Europe, but if you get tired of walking, you can always take a rickshaw or a "retro streetcar." Along the street, you will find benches with life-size statues of famous Poles: poet Julian Tuwim, novelist Władysław Reymont, and pianist Artur Rubinstein. Since 2015, the courtyard at number 3, the Passage of the Rose, features an installation made from shattered mirrors by Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska. Much further up—and many lovely facades later—you get to OFF Piotkowska at number 138/140, an enclave of cool bars, shops, and designer studios.