While walking and exploring Dubrovnik, I walked outside the Old town and found a supermarket which advertised "When in Dubrovnik shop where locals do". I found the cost of eating in the old town restaurants very expensive, and by the time I was exploring the old town I was ready for some lunch. Near to a rocky beach was this supermarket which sold local and international food items. I bought a Burek, a "pie" made of filo pastry, a cherry pastry & a bottle of flavoured water. This was my lunch for around £3 which I had while sitting on the beach and enjoying the warm sunshine.
What to buy: Local and international food and drink. I bought a slice of burek pie, pastries and soft drinks.
What to pay: I spent about £3 for my lunch
Address: Various locations in Dubrovnik
Directions: Leave the old town by Ploce Gate and turn right. The supermarket is on your left as your head out of town
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The offer is pretty unique among cheep chinese souvenirs products that are offered in many souvenirs shopes in the Old town..
What to buy: Shop offers local products ( rose liqour, carob brandy...), crafts( handmade and hand painted ceramics with motives of Dubrovnik nature as olives, lavander, figgs..), unique souvenirs ( replicas of croatian historical crosses...), natural cosmetic products ( salt baths, soaps...), croatian truffels, extra virgin olive oil, local bitter orange jam, nice T-shirts, lavander dolls, nice small paintings of Old town etc.
What to pay: Prices are popular and acceptable to majority of tourists.
Address: Ulica Boškovićeva, Old town
Directions: 4th street from Palace Sponza on a way to cable car
Phone: 091 699 4966
I quickly discovered that the old town on Dubrovnik has not shortage of amazing designer boutiques and, as I hadn't set out to designate this a "shopping holiday", I was keeping my eyes averted from the goodies winking at me from every second elegantly dressed window.
Therefore, Missori took me by surprise. It lurks unobtrusively on a corner and so has window frontage on two streets. This makes it harder to resist.
I "just" wandered in to check out the goods, no intention of buying, and came away with a divine black leather Roberto Cavalli Bag studded with brass. The shop was happy to give a 10% discount for cash and I was more than delighted with my purchase.
This shop also stocks some fabulous designer shoes so be prepared.
What to pay: It's designer, so prepare for matching prices.
Directions: In the old town directly opposit the Pucic Palace Hotel.
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We visited a mall and grocery stores and people and workers were all smoking in the stores/mall. This was such a strange experience because in Minnesota smoking is not even allowed in bars/restaurants - let alone stores!
The shop is located in one of the side and narrow streets of the old town and it connects the main street and Prijeko (the restaurant street). It is the warmest and cosiest place I've seen in Dubrovnik!! The interior is designed with wood and stone, old furniture, bricks for the wines, and old traditional objects. It is a place where you can really feel the local ambiance.
The shop has a great selection of local products: olive oils and wines from different Croatian regions, traditional and home made brandies and liquours, delicacies made according to the centuries old recipies, hand made emboidery, and many authentic souvenirs which are actually made in Croatia by local people (not in China)!!
What to buy: Croatia has a very old tradition of wine making and has very good wines made of their known grapes plavac mali, so buying a bottle of wine is a great choice for a good quality souvenir!!
Directions: The shop is located in Vetraniceva, one of the narrow streets that takes you from the main street to Prijeko (the restorant street).
Phone: (+385) 20 321 155Related to:
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Look out for the shops called Algoritam and Algebra as you walk down Stradun. These are branches of Croatia's biggest bookstore and they carry a fantastic range of titles - paperback and hardback - in several languages, the best by far of any bookshop in the city (there are branches in Zagreb and Split also). You'll also find a small range of not-so-tacky-as-usual souvenirs. Really eye-catching is the display of masks - they are gorgeous, fabulous colours and designs - and a fraction of the price you'll pay at the other end of the Adriatic in Venice.
What to pay: We paid about 180 kuna for a beautiful half-face cat mask. The price obviously varies according to how elaborate the one you choose is, but these are lovely and they certainly are well priced.
Address: Placa 8 and 9
Directions: Open Monday-Friday from 9 am-8:30 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm
En-lu, on Ulitsa Od Puca (the street that leads out of Gunduliceva Square), is a great place to look for foodie souvenirs and gifts from Dubrovnik.
What to buy: Avjar, roasted red peppers, aubergine garlic and oil, and maybe some chilli, is the flavour of Croatia in a jar.
Everyone loves cookies and you'll find some Croatian specialities here, paprenjak - a biscuit flavoured with honey, walnuts and pepper, the recipe is reputed to be hundreds of years old - or perhaps you'd prefer seizis - nut coated biscuits with a strawberry jam filling.
Air-dried ham (prsut) - if your home bases' quarantine regulations allow it, beautiful almond nougat, sour cherry syrup (maraschino cherries originated here in Dalmatia), dried fig jam - they're all typically Croatian, and delicious.
If you've read any of my shopping tips on other pages , you'll know that I love textiles - they make ideal souvenirs - as well as usually being part of a long tradition of local customs, they're unbreakable, functional and often an important source of income for the women of the community.
When I first went to Dubrovnik, nearly 40 years ago, there were women selling their handwork from stalls set up in the shade of the city's walls down near the harbour - I was delighted to see they're still there today.
You'll also find stalls set up along the wall-top walkway.
You should be able to pay in euros and US dollars as well as Croatian kunars.
What to buy: Hand embroidered table linen is the main stock. It's great to see that it is local work, albeit obviously produced in some sort of organized cottage industry - everyone has much the same patterns and prices are pretty well the same, but it's attractively done and fairly priced (an embroideress will know exactly how many hours have gone into it)
What to pay: I paid US$90 for a large table cloth with eight napkins - and more than happy with that price.
bits and pieces from hairband, flip flops, handbags, pens, neckleses etc
young girls would go crazy in here
we got presents for our nieces here :-)
What to pay: not much ;-)
you can get thing from 5 kunas and up to 500 kunas
Directions: shoping center at lapad in the basment
the shop opend 2 weeks ago
Website: http://www.funky-fish.comRelated to:
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It's a small artwork shop near Pile Gate off on a small alley along Stradun, very nice shop, lovely and cleverly displayed, nice friendly shop owner and reasonably priced. If you would like to get a little handcraft as souvenir, this is the place to visit.
Directions: 5th avenue on the left of Stradun from Pile Gate
Phone: +385 915137593
If you need equpment to go snorkling, or fishing this is the place to go. Prices are high end, but the equipment is top notch.
What to buy: This shop has a good selection of high quality snorkling equipment.
What to pay: Snorkel and mask 300-400 kn
Address: Od Puca nearby the N. Bozidarevica crossing
Directions: Just go down the Od Puca street that is parrallel to stradun.Related to:
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this tip is for any touristic place in the world, but in Dub. it makes a lot of difference comparing to other places in croatia..
in case you are a poor backpacker like me :)
do yourself a favor and never buy drinks (especially water) in the restaurents or kiosks
on the street (I dont mean when you sit and eat), but in the supermarkets or in the small gorcery stores!! (for example: small bottle of water cost 7 kuna in a coffee shop or restaurent when in the supermarket a big bottle cost about 3-4)
These are stands and the ones we encountered clustered around the two passages through the East wall on the Embankment at the Old Port (but there may be many others).There does not appear to be much variety in prices and since only Croatian is spoken (and even that with reticence)our negotiations were only saying "no" and walking further. There were no calls after us.
What to buy: The embroidered cottons with crocheted borders were of good quality according to my buyer, and were not imported fakes. She said the prices were "appropriate" and so I approved and she bought. It was cash only.
What to pay: It depends on size and object. This stuff is easy to carry but may be too expensive for souvenirs but excellent for gifts.
Directions: Go thru the Arch of the Bell-house next to the tower and it starts. Also the other Arch that is beyond the Rector's Palace(other end of the Old Port Embankment).
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While browsing through the shops on the main promenade, we came across a delightful gift and wine shop. The shop carried many wines produced in Croatia and we were very impressed with the selection. The prices were somewhat comparable to the price of a mid-priced wine in the US.
After paying our traffic ticket fine, and because we were there for only one day, our traffic ticket fine (150 kuna) became our unit of exchange. A good bottle of Croatian wine costs a little less (about 120 kuna) than one Croatian traffic ticket.
What to pay: One traffic ticket or less
Address: On the Stradun
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I love farmers' markets and rarely miss my weekend trip to my local farmers' market in San Rafael, California. This one in Dubrovnik looked every bit as appealing. If we had been staying somewhere with a kitchen, I'm sure I would have loaded up with these delicious looking fruits and vegetables and tried my hand at whipping up a Croatian dinner.
I don't know how often this market is open, but it was open the morning we were there, and was closed down by about 2:00 pm. It was located in a small plaza on the east side of the old town.
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