Croatia Shopping

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Croatia Shopping

  • Marmontova ulica (street)

    Split Shopping

    The main shopping area in Split for designer and name-brand goods (mostly for women) is the marble-lined street of Marmontova. It runs from the waterfront all the way back to the Trg Gaje Bulata, which is where the Croatian National Theatre is located. You will find jewelry, clothing, shoes and other goods and brands such as Versace, Armani, and...

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  • Malls

    Zagreb Shopping

    Stumbled upon this on my way into the city. Just southwest of the city center, the mall is situated next to a sports arena. Easy to get to with plenty of parking. The mall has an IMAX theatre, bowling alley, food court, and over 200 stores.

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  • Local crafts & souvenirs

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Shopping

    Located in the same area as Park entrance 1, are souvenir shops. In June, only one shop was open. The shop sold a good variety of postcards and all types of souvenirs, including DOLLS, for people who are Doll collectors.

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  • Outdoor Market (Trznica / Pazar)

    Split Shopping

    There is big open air market place at the eastern side of the Diocletian Palace offering everything you need and what you dont need at all. Cheap but low quality cloths and shoes from China, a bit expensive and a bit more quality cloths and shoes from Turky, ugly souveniers who knows from where, fake cheese from Livno or island of Pag etc. But...

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  • Clothes&shoes

    Zagreb Shopping

    KING CROSS is located on the land of 150.000 m2 at the western entrance to Zagreb, on the main roads to Italy and Slovenia. It is on the routes of public transport. Its dimensions, modern structure and business activities make it a superb modern complex. Nothing has been left to chance and a great deal of effort was put into creating space which...

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  • Licki sir (cheese) & other local food

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Shopping

    On both entrances, as well as on the rest stops, there are many stalls where local ladies are selling home made cheese ("Skripavac") and Strudels. They also sell fresh sandwiches which is great if you don't have too much time for a proper lunch. Strudels (apple, cherry, walnuts, mixed) to eat on the spot and home made cheese to take with you.

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  • Souvenirs

    Split Shopping

    If you are a football fan you may want to buy a Hajduk souvenir. There is a Hajduk fan shop conveniently located in the old part of Split just off Marmontova. For the pin collectors I have to say that there is no proper pin available unfortunately.

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  • Open city markets

    Zagreb Shopping

    A joy for many of you who have moved into the mega-super market stage of human development is Zagreb's fresh take on the situation - open air markets. Grandma loves to bring her best goodies here for you to purchase and consume every day. Locals utilise the farmer's market for purchasing almost all of their groceries and Zagreb's home to quite a...

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  • Podrumi (Palace Substructures)

    Split Shopping

    In the basement of Diocletianvs's palace you can find several differnet souvenir shops/stands. All the usual stuff is being sold here. Sculptures, miniatures, paintings, ... , everything that can be associated with town Split or the sea. Souvenirs come in all sizes and prices.

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  • Souveniers

    Zagreb Shopping

    If you're wondering what to buy as a souvenir but are looking for something that's not as common as a keyring or a fridge-magnet I'd recommend some Croatian natural cosmetics. Completely different souvenirs that do come cheaper than something that looks cheaper (e.g. a keyring). Their products are all sold in DM (Drogerie Markt) and Kozmo; stores...

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  • Local craft

    Zagreb Shopping

    Croatian mercenaries arrived in Paris in 1635 as a display of their support for King Louis XIV. The scarves they wore were a fascinating blend of materials and colours and aroused the interest of the fashion conscious French. When the French incorporeted the new item into their dress they termed it a la croate, a name evolving into the current...

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  • Art shops

    Zagreb Shopping

    Tkalča is laid back street and people come here to relax, meet each other, have a drink, people watching or just to take a walk before sleeping. There are great number of good cafe-bars, each one with the terrace, several restaurants and pizzerias, sandwich bars with cheap food and the new open multiplex club History which is presently the...

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  • Buy local products from the locals.

    In Croatia you often see people selling locally made products by the side of the street from small stalls.This is often farming products like cheese and honey, but locally made alcohol is common too.I personally love buying from the ladies by the side of the road and i also think it´s a good way to support the local economy. Cheese, honey and...

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  • Ties

    Did you know that Croatia is the motherland of ties?Yes! Ties were invented here, in Croatia!So you better buy a Croatian tie for yourself or as a present to a friend. There is a special Croata shop in Split selling Croatian ties, there are even ladies' ties there! Ties about $50

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  • Croatian wines

    .Don't forget to taste delicious Croatian wines in a restaurant and then to buy it (if you like wine).You can buy them in each grocery, supermarket, wine store and even at petrol stations..The culture of winemaking has been known on Croatian soil since Roman invasion. In the medieval times winemaking has become an important, and in some parts of...

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  • Lavender Bags of Croatia

    Lavender bags are very popular in Croaita. I saw lots of lavender bags in different cities even small towns. Croatians made little bags or tiny cushions made of laces for lavender seeds. It smells good. Actually I bought plenty of lavender bags as gift to family & friends. Alsý i should say that bags are very attractive for photographers by their...

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  • Honey of Istria-Pula

    There is an open air market at downtown of Pula. You can buy vegetable, fruit, flowers, cheese, olve and honey. Among these honey is very tasty. Pula honey is completely natural and no atificials in it. In Croatian honey is "med". honey

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  • Choral and art.

    At the end of the pedestrian street there are a lot of good women's clothes shops and there is the shopping center.In the old town there are small shop for souvenirs and good jewelry.Under the Diocleciano's palace there are a big gallery with local art (draws and engravings), jewerly and souvenirs. It's opend till ten o'clock at night. Choral...

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  • Local markets

    If you like street markets, you can find a few in Croatia, like this one in Zagreb, in a square named Dolac, in the city centre. There were mainly fruits and veggies but also flowers, some local craft and food vendors.

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  • Woman-tip: buy Shoes there!

    We saw in Split many shoe-stores, with very acceptable prices (that is what my girlfriend told me ;-)) If we didn't backpacked she definitely would buy some (read multiple!) Shoes! Very acceptable prices

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  • Big department stores

    If you want to buy cheap or have a larg offer of choice, the KONZUM is a larg department store which can be find near any larger city. Food, clothes, … you name it!They sell "pipi" which is very funny as this is how urine is called in dutch :-) ... NO! I didn't buy it to see how it tasted like :-) not to expencive

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  • Fresh today

    Don't we all love fresh markets? The colour, the smells, the buzz. Local people going about the regular daily routine. Being offered a taste of this, a sniff of that, a sliver of cheese, a oily black olive, a sweet ripe cherry.As you would expect, there are some great markets to check out in Croatia. The fruit and vegetables all look - and taste -...

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  • A taste of Croatia

    For anyone who like to take a taste of where they've been home with them, Croatia has some great goodies to offer. You'll find some lovely speciality food and wine shops in the main centres such as Split and Dubrovnik but the local supermarkets are good hunting grounds too.The ubiquitous Ajvar relish can become an addiction - particularly if you...

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  • Supermarket, Kastela, near Split

    Sells all food / drinks, limted meat display.We were getting in provisions for 6 people/2 weeks, before leaving Kastela Marina. to sail to Dubrovnik. 2 trolleyfuls, 150 EUR. When we tried to leave the grounds with the trolleys, were stopped by security, who wouldn't believe we intended to return them. After a couple of minutes of negociations,...

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  • Bajadera chocolate

    Bajadera is a great chocolate I got to know already before visiting Croatia while meeting VT member diocletianvs in Cologne. Now, being in Croatia I could have as much as I wanted and of course, I bought few extra to have back at home with the delicious coffee.

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  • Drinks

    Buy some of the special local drinks. There are liqueurs and slivovica type of drinks that are very good to drink or to give as a gift to someone that will appreciate them.

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  • Markets all over the place !

    Well this is not a shop in that sence :) This is about markets on the street. You find them all over Croatia and they sell it all ,food like fruit .meat,fish and you name it. All kind of clothes, Jewlery ,books ,antiques, souvenirs and lots more !! It is just fantastic to wonder around those places either just looking at the life going on in there...

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  • True Authentic Taste

    Sad but true - less and less small farmers manage to survive from their farms if they don't switch to mass production with pesticides and fertilizers. That's why I have special admiration for those who still endure and offer their products like the man on this picture. There are tons and tons of huge cheap watermelons available, but they don't...

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  • Zagreb's

    Dolac is Zagreb's main city market. It is held on a terrace overlooking the main square, Trg bana Jelacica and you'll also have a view of the cathedral from here. You can find all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables on the terrace along with many other vendors sell all kinds of meat, breads and cheeses. Niksa (VTer, diocletianvs) and I tried some...

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  • Other markets

    Check out my individual city pages for specific information and locations, but all of the cities I visited had good local markets selling everything from local craft, cheap toys, good quality produce and fresh cut flowers.

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  • Fresh fish

    The word "ribarnica" just means fish market, so if you see this sign, you're close to some really fresh fish, which is ideal if you have cooking facilities while in Croatia (which might just be an open fire on the beach!!). Even in Zagreb, the fish was brought in fresh daily from the coast and was very fresh.

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  • They sell sea shells...

    The town is full of little capitalists like these two? These and other kids collect shells from the shores around Hvar Town and try to sell them on the quaysides competing with the other sellers who have stalls there. No wonder I didn?t see many shells down by the water, the kids take all the nice ones. Elsewhere you can find fresh lavener and...

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  • What you should bring back from Croatia...

    What you should bring back from Croatia if you drive home ?Sweet onions. These onions are so sweet you can eat them raw, sliced for example in tomato salads or cooked in a gratin with cheese. We find them in France only in the most southern regions and not much, so each time possible (Croatia, Greece, Spain), we bring back 15 kg of sweet onions...

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  • Souvenirs and Postcards.

    Postcards are more expensive than what you can get in London or Paris or other big cities in Western Europe. Hence, we only got a couple. The quality of the postcards does not appeal to me for the price.The touristy souvenirs that I will usually buy, such as fridge magnets, are more expensive in Croatia compared to Western Europe. The quality for...

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  • Croatian souvenirs (4): Taste of...

    Food in coastal areas of the Adriatic is typical Mediterranean food that consists of lots of fish products, vegetables and olive oil. This relatively new company is producing a wide range of healthy products produced from natural ingredients, with traditional methods and packed in well-designed packages that are suitable for small gifts or as a...

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  • Croatian souvenirs (3): Penkala pen

    Eduard Slavoljub Penkala (1871 – 1922) was Zagreb-based extraordinary inventor and innovator, known by its aim to make practical devices simpler, more useful and of a higher quality. On 24 January 1906 he registered the patent for an automatic pencil, a truly revolutionary innovation among writing instruments of the time. The automatic pencil was...

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  • Croatian souvenirs (2): Paprenjak

    Paprenjak is a gingerbread-type traditional Croatian aromatic pastry that supposedly dates back from Renaissance times. It is also said that Paprenjak’s ingredients - honey, walnuts and pepper, almost perfectly present the Croatian history itself: a sweet-peppery bite to the taste of many. With its special rectangular shape and folklore motives it...

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  • Croatian souvenirs (1): Cravata

    The story goes that in the 17th Century Croatian soldiers within the Napoleon army were spotted to wear particular scarves around their necks as part of their standard uniforms. This "Croatian Style" became very popular among the French noblemen around the year 1650, and soon the fashionable expression in French "a la croate" became the word which...

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  • Fresh fruits

    You must stop in wayside stand and taste fresh fruit expecially fresh figs ( green or violet ), melon, oranges. In Europe haven't thas proud fruits. Fresh fruits are very chip. I payd for 1,5 kg - 1 EUR. It's worth a try.

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  • Shopping info

    There are a lot of things to buy, such as handicrafts reflecting the rich folklore (lace on Pag, national costumes in Slavonia, embroidered tablecloths etc.), leather goods, crystal, silver filigree jewellery or jewellery made of corals and sea shells, natural sponge, ceramics, local handicrafts, hand-made goods, hand-carved items in lustrous Brac...

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  • Original packaging

    .Do NOT forget to save original packagings of all goods you bought in Croatia when you come back. Just in rare case you have to return something. Add bills haha :-))).Look at my pic. Hmm... order a truck better..

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  • Kras products

    Kras's sweets are something special. They are very retro now! Since in former Yugoslavia there was almost no other brand of candies, we were glad to have Kras (pronoun. Krash). The Kras's products you will still find in most of the shops in former Yugoslavia (also in Slovenia, Ljubljana). Kras does make some salty products also like salted sticks,...

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  • Local Money

    Croatian currency, kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipas), is currently (Sep 2002) rated about 7.30 kunas for one dollar (or euro). The exchange offices (mjenjacnica, if I spell it right) are common, but most of them are closed after 20:00. To exchange 100 euros or more, they require a passport or an ID; but, oddly, you can do 50, and then return with another...

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  • Truffels in Istria

    Go to the village Motovun (ore surrounding area), buy the marvelous truffel mushroom. It is expensive, but not if you comepare to the prices in Western Europe. Wine, olive oil, grappa, fruit and truffels as much as you want

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