The main shopping centre of Maribor is actually still where it used to be the Middle Ages: in Gosposka ulica.
the north, shops, different agencies, and workshops
follow one another along Slovenska ulica and Partizanska cesta to
the railway station, and stretch well beyond it. In the
location of the medieval town centre, the business and
shopping districts also extend along Jurciceva and Vetrinjska ulica and Grajski
trg (Castle Square).
At the right bank of the Drava, below the old bridge, there is a group of smart shops. Shopping and business areas have also opened up in new housing developments, which expand from the city outwards.
Three large, centrally located department stores carry a wide variety of merchandise for every taste. They are Kvik, in Gosposka ulica; Merkur in Vetrinjska ulica; and Modna hisa, in Partizanska cesta; the latter also features a selfservice food shop Emona. Additionally, there are a number of self-service shops all over the city, along with discount stores.
The many kiosks in the city centre, where one can buy anything from books to fruit to flowers, make browsing a genuine pleasure.
The food market on Koroska cesta is worth a trip. Farmers and local gardeners sell their produce, craftsmen their goods. A specialty here is the extensive collection of wood products, and in autumn, wooden barrels.
Souvenirs are available in various department
stores, tourist agencies, stationary stores, and