As well as the dizzying number of churches, monasteries and historical monuments, it's also the commercial centre, with an ever-increasing choice of boutiques and galleries, and, of course, it's the centre of social life and cafe society. The main shopping street Široka (known locally as Kalelarga) is a busy thoroughfare for people with things to do, even if that's only strolling in good company. In summer it's crowded with pavement cafes. It's surrounded by shady parks on top of the ancient fortifications. The outer promenade beyond the ferry port, known as the Riva, is a relaxed place to stroll and swim.