A city like Split with close to 200.000 inhabitants has quite a lot of shopping options. After living here for the past 5 years, I have been shopping more or less everywhere in town, so if you are planning a vacation in Split, you might want to have a closer look at my shopping guide. The places I mention are the places where I do my own shopping. Naturally, there are lots of other shopping places in the town, but these are the places I can personally recommend. At the end of my post, you will find a map with all the places I mention.
Split has 3 shopping malls worthwhile mentioning:
JOKER center: Since the opening in 2007, the Joker center has been a popular spot for the Split citizens, especially for those living near the city centre. The Joker center is situated 15-20 minutes walk from the city centre, and the bus stop is 2 min walk from Joker. At Joker, you have more than 50 shops on 4 floors, among which you can find: supermarket Tommy, DM, Hervis sports shop, Deichmann, One 2 Play – so to sum it up, here you find more or less everything.
To grab something to eat, you’ll find McDonald’s at the ground floor of the mall. On the first floor you have a five star cinema, at the top floor there is a restaurant and a bar, which among other has an outdoor swimming pool.
City Center One Split: Shopping center City Center One Split was opened in 2010 and it is the second largest shopping center in Dalmatia. The shopping center is located in the easternmost part of Split, and it covers an area of about 57,000 square meters. In City Centre you will find a big selection of shops (e.g. H&M, Mango, Orsay, OVS), bars and restaurants spread over the three floors.
Mall of Split: After being postponed several times, Mall of Split finally opened in 2017 and it is the largest mall in Dalmatia. The mall is located in the Vukovarska street about 4 km from the city centre. The mall has around 80 shops including a large Interspar, a cinema and a large food corner, with e.g. McDonalds, Burger King.
There are also two other shopping malls situated in the outskirts of Split which are excellent choice if you want to avoid too crowded shopping:
Emmezeta: This shopping mall is actually not situated in Split, but in Kaštel Sućurac, which is the first of the 7 Kaštela, when you follow the old road from Split to Trogir, distance from the Split center is about 7 or 8 km, from Split center there are buses stop near the shopping mall (lines 2,37,38).
At Emmezeta you have about 40-50 shops, including a huge furniture house (Emmezeta) and large supermarket for daily goods – Interspar.
At Emmezeta, you also have Benetton, DM (cosmetics), sports shops, lots of clothes and shoe shops and of course a few coffee bars and a restaurant.
Salona Mall: It is a smaller mall situated 5 km outside of Split, in the city of Solin. You also here have buses directly from the Split center (lines 1,10,16,22).
At Salona Mall you have a large Konzum supermarket which has all kinds of daily goods. Additionally you have about 20 smaller shops, like Intersport and Decathlon, shoe shops, clothes shops, few jewelry shops and cafe bars.
NOTE: At all 5 shopping malls parking is free of charge.
If I have to shop daily goods, these are my top 4 favorite grocery stores in Split:
LIDL: (*3 in Split and 1 in Solin). It’s a German store, do I need to say more? LIDL has excellent prices and a really good products, maybe my 10 years spent in Germany makes me a bit subjective, but I really like what they have to offer.
Konzum: Konzum is one of the most popular grocery stores in Croatia and you will find there a lot of Croatian products. In the outskirts of Split, on the road to Stobrec is located Super Konzum which basically has everything you need, and what’s best, it is opened 24/7 (during summer season).
Interspar: As I have already mentioned above, Interspar can be found only in shopping centers (Emmezeta, CCO, Mall of Split). It has a great variety of food brands, both domestic and European.
Kaufland: Kaufland is one of the first bigger grocery stores which was opened in Split, but locals are still faithful to it because it has really low prices. Anything you need for your household you will find there. There are also few shoe shops, DM store, Erste bank and several cafe bars.
In case you are looking for a store with beauty and hygiene products, there are about a dozen of them throughout Split and at least one in each of above mentioned shopping centers. The one you will look for are dm-drogerie markt and BIPA.
In all city parts of Split you have small markets selling fruit, vegetables and other local products, but the one to go as a tourist visiting Split is definitely the “Stari Pazar”.
The Green Market (Stari Pazar): It is situated between the Diocletian Palace and the bus stop for city buses. At the market you’ll find fresh vegetables and fruits according to the season. At the market you can also buy domestic products like cheese, rakija (Croatian brandy), wine, olive oil. But that’s not all – in the small street allocated around the green market you have shops full of souvenirs, “cheap clothes”, bags, sunglasses etc. Here you can read more about the green market in Split
The Fish Market: If you plan to cook you might need some fresh fish, best place to go is the Split Fish market, situated on a small square next to Marmontova. Here you can read more about the Fish market in Split.
Old Town Shopping:
In the Old Town of Split, you can find lots of small shops selling, basically everything, but shoe and souvenir shops, are for sure the most common ones.
If you are looking for special shops and jewelry the Old Town is also the place to look.
Marmontova: The main shopping street in Split Marmontova is a few hundred meters from the old town, at Marmontova you will find international shops like Bershka and Zara.
What to buy and what is cheap:
Well as I already have written in my post about prices in Croatia, here international brands tend to be a bit more expensive or at least of similar price, but if you go for local product you can make a bargain.
Stuff like Croatian alcoholic products, olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetables, shoes and to some extent also jewelry is relatively cheap here.
If you forgot bathing shoes or other swimming equipment, you can buy it next to the green market at an affordable price.
On the map below I have marked all the places which I have mentioned, so it should be quite easy to get an overview over the shopping options in Split. I wish you a pleasant shopping in Split!
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