The Old Town is the place to dubrovnik shopping, although most of it is firmly oriented towards the abundant tourist trade with prices to match. A number of small shops hug the Stradun, but the maze of streets that branch off to the north and south of this main street offers more variety and often cheaper prices.
The tourism-focused shops they line the Stradun, the main street that links the two main entrances to the Old Town. Among the best is Dubrovačka Kuća (Svetog Dominika 2) – which sells everything from souvenirs and paintings to fine Croatian wine.
The daily market in Gunduličeva Poljana in the Old Town it sells tourist items such as lavender oil, candied orange peel (arancini) and tablecloths. It also has stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
Shopping centers are located on the outskirts of the old town. DOC, located in Lapad, has many international brand clothing and shoe stores. As an alternative, a smaller shopping center in the Gruž business district, Merchant, offers around 20 stores.
Dubrovnik shops are usually open from 09:00 to 19:00/20:00, although opening hours tend to be erratic and are limited in the winter months. Most stores are open seven days a week.
There is a great variety of souvenirs that can be bought in Dubrovnik, including tie ties, jewelry, lavender, handmade bags and clothes. Foodies should also consider bringing home local specialties such as olives, capers, candied orange and lemon peels (known as Arancini), truffle oils, brandies, and herbal or fruit liqueurs (Rakija).
The croatian wines They also make great souvenirs. Famous reds include Plavac Mali (bold and tasty), and Dubrovnik Malvasija which is also called the nectar of the gods.
Pošip, Malvazija Istarska and Grk are popular white wines.
Tax information: The standard VAT rate in Croatia is 25%.