Pula Shopping Tour, Pula (Self Guided)

Pula is a town with a rich culinary and cultural history. Visit the city's most popular markets to find everything from truffles and olive oil to honey and lavender. Scour the stores for beautiful hand-crafted souvenirs. Take this tour to visit the most notable markets and stores in Pula.
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Pula Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Pula Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Croatia » Pula (See other walking tours in Pula)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: Cathy
Arena Amphitheater Shopping

1) Arena Amphitheater Shopping

The Arena Amphitheater is one of Pula's main attractions and is a popular place to go shopping. Right next to the Arena are a number of vendors selling souvenirs, including t-shirts, magnets, Istrian musical instruments and other symbols of Croatia.

2) Saxa

The Istria region, and Pula in particular, is famous for its variety of olives, olive oil and other agricultural products. Saxa sells a number of products specific to the country's climate and traditions. Here you can find locally produced or harvested honey, truffles and wine.
Sergijevaca Shopping Street

3) Sergijevaca Shopping Street (must see)

Sergijevaca Shopping Street is one of Pula's most crowded streets, due to the number of cafes, gift shops, markets and boutiques located in the area. Because streets in Pula are quite narrow, Sergijevaca Street creates the impression of a one big store with different departments.

4) Aromatica

Pula is known for its oils and herbs, and Aromatica sells perfumes, eau de toilettes and soaps made from these and other natural ingredients. Here you can mix your own combination of oils to create your own unique scent. The shop is the perfect place to buy a gift, and wrapping services are provided.
Zigante Tartufi

5) Zigante Tartufi

Zigante Tartufi is an internationally-renowned truffle shop. It is the country's leading producer of specialty truffles. The family that owns the business uses a unique technology for preparing these sweets. The shop also sells olive oil and famous Istrian wine.
City Farmers' Market

6) City Farmers' Market

The City Farmers' Market is the main market in Pula. Farmers from neighboring areas sell their goods here. Some of the products found here include local fruit and vegetables, a variety of olive oils, honey, spices and many other tasty items. You will find the lowest prices in the city at this market.
Fish Market

7) Fish Market

The Fish Market is one of the most popular markets in Pula. Here you can find all kinds of fish for sale, and the prices remain low due to fierce competition among the local vendors. All the fish sold in this market is fresh. In addition to fish, there are also crustaceans, shrimp and other seafood available here.

Walking Tours in Pula, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Pula

Create Your Own Walk in Pula

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pula is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The historic city of Pula - renowned for its beaches and Roman ruins - enjoys strategic location in a secluded harbor on the Adriatic coast of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. In the course of centuries, Pula has survived numerous invasions – first by The Romans, then Venetians, and finally by the Allied Forces during World War II – all of which have left their mark on the face of the city. The...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Nightlife Tour of Pula

Nightlife Tour of Pula

Pula has a vibrant nightlife, and prices are lower her than in the surrounding cities. Because Pula is on the sea, there are a number of bars and discos you can visit to enjoy the beautiful view and refreshing sea breeze. Take this tour to check out Pula's best bars, nightclubs and discos.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Daily Life Tour of Pula

Daily Life Tour of Pula

Pula is a very attractive city and has many interesting historical and modern landmarks to visit and admire. The markets of Pula are especially worth a visit, due to their lively and colorful atmosphere. Barbara's Restaurant is a great place to take a break and try some traditional Croatian food. Take this tour to get a sense of life in the town of Pula.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Tour of Pula's Veruda District

Tour of Pula's Veruda District

Veruda is a very beautiful area of Pula. It is rich in tourist attractions, but it is most popular for its white-sand beaches and bays. After you've enjoyed lounging at the beach, be sure to visit the Naval Park, the Naval Cemetery and the Church of Our Lady of the Sea. Take this tour to explore Pula's fascinating Veruda District.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pula for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pula has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pula, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.