Gundulićeva Poljana: an open-air market in Dubrovnik Old Town

Strawberries at Dubrovnik open air market

Fresh strawberry and vegetable stall at Gundulićeva Poljana

Gundulićeva Poljana (Gundulić Square) is the open-air market in the Old Town that has numerous stalls full of seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as other local products like dried lavender, lavender oil, locally produced Grappa and other fantastic brandies.

The market is opened every morning and close in the afternoon, so if you would like to visit and browse around, you should get up pretty early. People offer here fresh local products grown in the fields just outside the Town (mostly Konavle region).

This can be a great way to start your day in Dubrovnik where you can pick up something really nice to eat and then settle in the corner of the square in small coffee shop for your morning coffee and newspapers.

Also, right there on the square itself is a large statue of Dubrovnik’s 17th century poet Ivan Gundulić after whom the square was named.

Below are some photos I took recently while shopping here:

Dried lavender and lavender oil at Gundulić Square

Dried lavender and lavender oil at Gundulić Square

Home made fruit juice and marmalade stall at Gundulićeva Poljana's morning open air market

Home made fruit juice and marmalade stall at Gundulićeva Poljana’s morning open air market

Home made sweets stall at Gundulićeva Poljana's market

Traditional, home made sweets stall at Gundulić Square market – sweets made of lemon, orange and nuts

Dried lavender, lavender oil and cute little knitted baby slippers/shoes

Dried lavender, lavender oil and cute little knitted baby slippers/shoes 🙂

Dried figs, local, home made Grappa and other fragrant brandies - delicious on their own or poured into a cup of coffee

Dried figs, local, homemade Grappa and other fragrant brandies – delicious on their own or poured into a cup of tea or coffee

Grappa seller at Dubrovnik market

Selection of home made brandies and dried fruit in nice, elegant bottles

Lovely, fresh fruit and vegetable stall with selection of seasonal products

Lovely, fresh fruit and vegetable stall with selection of seasonal products

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Old photo of the same market

See also some photos of  Gundulićeva Poljana and my post about the square itself.