One of the biggest Polish commercial and recreational centers, it is located on the premises of the former factory of Izrael Poznański. The four-year restoration of the complex (former weaving mill, power plant, finishing facilities and the fire department building) was the first example of industrial space revitalization on such a large scale in Poland. This extremely successful combination of history and modernity has been granted awards on numerous occasions.
Manufaktura houses over 300 shops, restaurants, museums, discos, a bowling alley, climbing wall, cinema and a hotel. At the heart of Manufaktura, there is a square with fountains where many concerts and outdoors events take place. In the summer, you can relax at the city beach and in winter – go skating on the rink.
The symbol of the entire complex is the monumental gate at Ogrodowa Street, which is the entrance to the former factory. Apart from industrial buildings, Manufaktura includes the house of the Poznański family (currently the Museum of the City of Lodz).