Practical information : Treat yourself (& others) Dubrovnik
During the summer season, stores in Dubrovnik are open from about 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Beauty salons and spas usually close earlier in the day, as well as on Sundays. For massages and treatments, remember to book in advance during the summer. During the off-season, hours are reduced and some locations close completely between January and February.
Budget & Tips
The most interesting designer boutiques and stores are located in the old town or very close to the city walls. This means that the prices are rather high. If you are looking for food products, such as wine and olive oil, it is better to leave the medieval city and go inland to meet the producers. Credit cards are accepted in almost all stores.
What's very local
To stock up on fresh food and local products, head to the city's markets (there are only three in all in Dubrovnik: two in the old town - the fish market in Stara Luka and the handicraft market in Gundulićeva poljana - and a large market in Gruž). You can buy fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, wine, olive oil, lavender bags, herbs... For a treat, check out the small designer stores and jewelry stores. Dubrovnik has a long tradition in this area and it is easy to find earrings with typical Dubrovnik designs in gold and silver. Red coral is often used in local jewelry, but real coral is rare and expensive: buy in the stores in our selection for more certainty. On the other hand, supermarkets (Konzum and others) are almost omnipresent, including in the old town and especially in Lapad-Gruž.
A few small artisanal shops blend in with others (more and more numerous) that we would like to escape!