When it comes to shopping in Dubrovnik, you’ll be forgiven for thinking that, compared to the history, beauty and culture of the area, it’s not one of the city’s strong points. Granted, it’s no New York, London or Milan, but there’s far more in the way of shops than you might initially think.

    Whether you’re looking for designer boutiques, unique homeware, traditional markets or bigger shopping malls, Dubrovnik does actually have it all. It’s got its fair share of souvenir shops too, of course – from authentic, handmade crafts and delicacies…to classic fridge magnets and replica Iron Thrones. Here’s our pick of the best places to spend your kuna.


    Stradun, Old Town

    Dubrovnik’s best shopping street

    • Shoppers
    • Photo
    • History

    Take a wander along Stradun, the Old Town’s main street, and discover the most vibrant shopping area of the city. Visitors flock from far and wide to experience the Old Town charm within the ancient city walls, so it’s no wonder there are so many great shops to be found here too.

    On the hunt for gifts for loved ones back home? Or perhaps you just want a treat or 2 for yourself? You’ll find everything from designer clothes shops and independent boutiques, to jewellery shops, art galleries and, of course, plenty of souvenir shops (some traditional and some…not so much). Be sure to check what shops are hidden down Stradun’s narrow side streets, too, so as not to miss some gems.

    Location: Straden, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia


    Dubrovnik Shopping Minčeta

    The best mall in the city

    • Shoppers
    • Food

    If you need a good old-fashioned shopping spree, then Dubrovnik’s Shopping Minčeta should certainly tick all your boxes. You’ll find everything here, from high street and big-name fashion brands to perfumeries, shoe shops, sports stores and even homeware shops. When you’re done shopping, there’s a terrace café, too, with great views out over the harbour.

    Located at the end of Gruž Bay, Shopping Minčeta is easily accessible from Lapad and about a 30-minute walk from the Old Town. Although, you might want to hop on a bus back if you’re planning on some big purchases – routes 6, 3 and 1A go past Pile Gate.

    Location: Ul. Nikole Tesle 2, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Open: Daily from 8am to 8pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +385 (0)20 357 312


    Gruž Market

    Browse the city’s most popular open-air market

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    When it comes to shopping on holiday, nothing beats browsing the stalls of a local, open-air market, and Gruž Market is the best place in Dubrovnik to do just that. This market near the main port is less about gifts and souvenirs and more about fresh, local produce. Selling the finest fruits, vegetables and fish (brought over daily from the Elaphiti Islands), it’s where you’ll find all the residents, not just visitors to the city.

    Much larger and less crowded than the Old Town market, Gruž Market is a great place to experience the Croatian way of life. If you want to pick up some fresh and tasty goods for yourself, be sure to get there early, before the best stuff goes!

    Location: 20000, Obala Stjepana Radića 21, 20000, Croatia

    Open: Daily from 6.30am until late afternoon


    photo by Ardfern (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified


    Dubrovačka Kuća

    Discover a treasure trove of Croatian gifts and delicacies

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • History

    Dubrovačka Kuća is a treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs and cultural delights, attracting those looking to take home some memories from Dubrovnik. Located beneath the Dominican Monastery, just a short walk from the Rector’s Palace, even the ancient building itself is a joy to visit.

    Step inside its old stone walls and explore the 2 levels, packed floor to ceiling with local arts, crafts, ceramics, glassware and jewellery. There are plenty of delicious traditional delicacies to be found, too, from sweets and preserves to olive oils and quality regional wines. No other place showcases Dubrovnik heritage quite like it.

    Location: Ul. Svetog Dominika bb, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Open: Daily from 9am to 11pm (until 8pm in winter)

    Phone: +385 (0)20 322 092


    Life According to Kawa

    Add a splash of Croatian style to your home

    • Shoppers

    The fabulous Life According to Kawa lets you add a touch of Croatian charm to your home with its contemporary interior design goods. This chic homeware boutique is located just outside Ploče Gate, and set inside a superbly-renovated garage.

    Priding itself on selling unique products and goods made by Croatian designers and regional artisans, you can pick up a quirky piece to remind you of your time in Dubrovnik. Besides home decor, they sell cosmetics, independent souvenirs, Croatian craft beer, local wine, roasted coffee and other tasty delicacies. They even produce their own limited-edition Dalmatia-inspired T-shirts and mugs.

    Location: Hvarska ul. 2, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Open: June–September: daily from 7am to 12am. October–May: daily from 9am to 7pm

    Phone: +385 (0)20 696 958

    Sadie Geoghegan-Dann | Contributing Writer

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