THE MAIN MARKET
The most famous Pula’s market was open in 1903 during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. It is recognizable by its iron construction as it is called the most beautiful Croatian farmers’ market. The outdoor area of the market is covered by the shade of an old chestnut alley. There are stands with fruits, vegetables, olive oil and homemade liquors. Inside the building you can find stands with fresh fish, meat and cheese. The market is not just a grocery store, but a place for walks, morning coffee and socializing with people. There is a great chance that you will stumble upon cultural events which are often held on the market square.
The market in Veruda contains everything as the main market in the city center, although it is somewhat smaller. You can find butcher shops, stands with fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy and bakery products there. If you want to feel like a local, enjoy your morning coffee in the popular café outdoor. The King Tomislav Square right next to the market has been renovated and equipped with new children’s playgrounds, so the atmosphere is always lively. At the Square, entertaining events are held during the summer.
Istria is the leading domestic region in ecological production. In response to meeting the needs of organic farmers for the place of product placement, but also the needs of consumers for organic food, solidarity organic markets were created. One of those markets where you can buy organic goods is Eco market located in Šijana near the main bus station in Pula. While buying home-grown products, experience domestic atmosphere by mingling with locals. The market is open in the evening hours on Tuesdays.