Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik (Self Guided)

Dubrovnik is a very dynamic and colorful destination. With a nickname like "Pearl of the Adriatic", it offers many attractions for visitors. Besides its cultural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik can offer a great shopping experience, especially if you like to shop for local specialties. Follow the steps of the next walking tour to discover shops and markets of the Old Town of Dubrovnik.
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Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik Map

Guide Name: Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik
Guide Location: Croatia » Dubrovnik (See other walking tours in Dubrovnik)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: emma
Arka Antique Shop

1) Arka Antique Shop

This antique shop is a true treasure trove of old artifacts, found in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik. Nestled at the foot of a picturesque Baroque staircase, leading up to the Jesuit Church next to the Arka restaurant, this store holds a magnificent array of antiques, including old Croatian stuff, beautiful ceramic pieces, cups, marvelous paintings and sculptures, as well as many other objets d'art and collectibles from the 18th-19th centuries.
Gundulićeva Poljana Square

2) Gundulićeva Poljana Square

Gaindulićeva Poljana Square is a wonderful, colorful place to take in the locals and buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. In days gone by, the entire square would have been filled with merchants. Today, the square still have merchants, just not as many as before. The fruits and vegetables are still nice and fresh, but better deals may be found elsewhere.

However, it is still worth the visit to come experience the square and the goods for sale. Typical offerings include seasonal fruits such as figs, tomatoes, and apples as well as vegetables. Other market squares offer fresh fish and souvenirs.

Saturday is the busiest day at the market, so be sure to come early on this day. There will be more stalls and a larger selection on this day, but there will also be bigger crowds. In addition to the aforementioned fare, you may find here cheeses, olives and bread on Saturday. There may also be a fairly wide range of homemade brandies found that are not available in stores. It is a great place to pick up some spices, local honey, and other delicacies for a bit of lunch to be topped off with a bit of brandy and a nap.

The market closes at noon in a charming traditional way. Grain is thrown out for the local birds to enjoy at noon, so expect a great flapping of wings as well as a gathering of cats to watch and perhaps have a bit of a feast themselves.

3) Ronchi

Ronchi is the retail outlet of the Ronchi Hat factory, a company founded in 1858 by an Italian designer living in Dubrovnik. The company specializes in handmade hats, and the shop offers an incredible collection of unique hats. It is the best place to go for a classic or unique hat, made locally.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dubrovacka Kuca

4) Dubrovacka Kuca

Dubrovacka Kuca (Dubrovnik House) is located near the Dominican Monastery in Dubrovnik. It is one of the best shopping spots of this city, and it specializes in Croatian items. The shop offers a wide range of local products, such as olive oil, honey and wine, as well as famous embroidery, paintings and souvenirs.

Operation hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
Casa Croatica

5) Casa Croatica

If you are looking for a gift shop that carries most of the local specialties, then try Casa Croatica, located in the Old Town area of Dubrovnik. It sells specific local products, and offers a wide range of local wines gathered from different regions of Croatia, as well as olive oil, liquors and other items. There is also a fine selection of handmade embroideries and plenty of original souvenirs.

6) Vinoteka

If you are looking for Croatian specialties, then Vinoteka on Stradun is the right place. It's a shop specializing in local wine, and offering one of the finest collections of wines in Dubrovnik. They have olive oil and truffles, too. There is another Vinoteka shop to be found on Od Puca Street.

Operation hours: Summer: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm daily; Winter: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday
Stara Ljekarna

7) Stara Ljekarna

Stara Ljekarna, the Old Pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, is one of Europe's oldest pharmacies. Fortunately, it is still open and offers, apart from medicine found in other pharmacies, a wide range of local cosmetic products made from traditional recipes.

Operation hours: Summer: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Winter: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Dubrovnik 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 Dubrovnik 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 Dubrovnik, 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.