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Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik (Self Guided), Dubrovnik

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: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Author: emma
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Stradun (Placa)
  • Stara Ljekarna
  • Vinoteka
  • Dubrovacka Kuca
  • Gundulićeva Poljana Square
Stradun (Placa)

1) Stradun (Placa) (must see)

Stradun is the biggest and longest street in Dubrovnik, along the Old Town. The street is 292 m long. It became the city's main thoroughfare in the 13th century and its current appearance was, for the most part, created following the devastating 1667 earthquake in which most of the buildings in Ragusa (as Dubrovnik was called back then) were destroyed. Before the earthquake, the houses which line the street were not so uniformly designed as they appear today, with many of them featuring arcades and elaborate decorations. Following the 1667 earthquake and a large fire which broke out immediately afterward, the Republic of Ragusa passed a law which specified the layout of all future residential buildings constructed in the city.

Stradun is the commercial, entertainment and spiritual center of nowaday Dubrovnik. Considered the main walkway of Dubrovnik's Stari Grad, the street is marble-paved and filled up with restaurants, bars and small shops where you can buy a card or whatever you want and bring to your friends or keep it to yourself.

Why You Should Visit:
A really nice, fast way to get from one end of Old Town to the other – you'd wish Venice had a central concourse like this!
Also, if you're a cat lover, you'll get to see plenty of lovely cats around this area.

Check to see when the cruise liners are in and avoid those days to visit, as it will be very crowded.
Do slip off down some of the narrow side streets: not only are they quieter but also a lot cooler. Food & drink prices are cheaper than on the main street, too.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Stara Ljekarna

2) 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.

3) 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
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.
Gundulićeva Poljana Square

5) 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.

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