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Shopping centres

A wide and varied choice of products from well-known international brands are available in the city centre, from several department stores and countless small shops. The largest shopping centres, however, are located on the outskirts of the city.

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    • Most of the city centre shops are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. An increasing number of shops also welcome customers on Sundays.

      Suburban shopping centres are open from morning to evening on weekdays and Saturdays except public holidays. Shopping hours are generally from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays most of the shopping centres stay open till 3 p.m.

      Ljubljana's largest shopping centre is BTC City. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, promoting itself as a shopping city. Apart from an extraordinarily large number of shops it includes a water park and relaxation centre (Atlantis), a leisure centre (Arena), a multiplex cinema (Kolosej), a large number of restaurants and much more.

      Value Added Tax refund

      Non-European Union citizens can claim the refund of the Value Added Tax for purchases from most of the shops in Ljubljana. When you purchase a minimum of €50.00 worth of goods from a shop labelled "Tax Free Shopping", the shop issues a Tax Refund Cheque which entitles you to receive the refund amount from the Global Blue refund office at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.


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