Shopping in Slovakia
Shopping centers can be found in almost every city or bigger town in Slovakia. The larger ones are situated mainly in cities and main towns.
Besides offering classic, sports, chemists and other stores they offer world brand fashion boutiques, perfumeries and jewelers as well, usually also an opportunity to spend time at cafes, restaurants, cinemas and recreational areas.Part of the shopping centers are also food stores, but you can find them in downtowns and outskirts of every city, town or village. In different specialized wine shops you can get high quality Slovak wines, many of which have won prestigious international awards!At main tourist areas, in major cities and towns, as well as at castles and chateaux you can find specialized shops (e.g. ÚĽUV) with original handmade Slovak souvenirs such as articles of wood ('fujara', 'valaška', mugs), brass (bells), leather (peasant, belts), wire (ornaments, jewelry), ceramics (mugs, plates, ornaments), corn husk ('šúpolienky', dolls) and lace (tablecloths).When leaving Slovakia be sure to take some souvenir with you for luck! ;-)