Shopping

Most of the shops in Haapsalu are located around Posti Street and the bus station and in the Old Town.

Big shopping centres and supermarkets (Emporium, Rimi, Maxima, Rannarootsi, Säästumarket, Uuemõisa Konsum and Bauhof) are open seven days a week until late in the evening. Smaller shops are generally open until 6.00 or 7.00 pm Monday to Friday, until 3.00 or 4.00 pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

On public holidays shops are predominantly closed.

Services like pharmacies, beauty salons and car dealerships are mainly open from Monday to Friday; some also open on Saturdays. On Sundays and public holidays they are mostly closed.

Haapsalu's market is on Jaama Street. There is also a smaller market in Lihula, where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy products and handicrafts.

During the summer festival season, fairs go on well into the evening.
Good to know: the market with the widest selection of goods is held in Haapsalu's Old Town during the White Lady Festival.

When going to the smaller islands, we suggest that you take all necessary foods and supplies with you from the mainland. Shops in smaller villages do not offer a wide range of goods and may not be open at all times.

In Haapsalu, alcohol is sold from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, including stores at petrol stations. Bars and pubs sell alcohol during opening hours.

Money
Estonia joined the eurozone in 2011.

In Haapsalu money can be exchanged in banks (Swedbank or SEB).

Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard/Eurocard are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Use of American Express cards is not as common.

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