For lovers of shopping then Maribor will not disappoint. From city centre shopping to the markets and large shopping malls, this is the best place in the east of Slovenia to find anything from designer Italian clothes to the latest technology.
For the markets head to Glavni Trg on Fridays and Saturdays where you’ll find a good selection of organic produce at the bio market, or try the fruit and veg market at Trg Svobode on Wednesdays and Fridays.
For a more relaxed shopping experience head to the heart of the city’s shopping area, around Gosposka Ulica. Interspersed with cafes, you can stop for a drink and snack to rest your arms from the weight of the shopping bags. Here you will find many big named stores such as Benetton. For fashion head to the department store, Galerija Gosposka at Gosposka Ulica 8 www.galerijagosposka.si
. The store comprises a group of brand names such as Lacoste and Mango. There is also a small shopping centre nearby called City Center.
For the ultimate day out head across the river to the massive Europark (www.europark.si
) at Letališka cesta 26, just across Titov Most (Tito’s bridge). Here you will find absolutely everything your little heart desires. Immerse yourself in the wealth of designer clothes shops or head to Emporium, which has the biggest choice of clothes with more than 40 different brands. Big Bang is the place to go for the latest technology, and for books in several languages head to Felix Knjigarna. For sports and leisure try Hervis.