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Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), Sofia

(3.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Housed in a lavish neo-Renaissance, Byzantine, and Baroque-style building, Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali) features food stalls, apparel boutiques, and fast-food stands. Located in the center of the city, the 1911 market is an important trade center. Walk through the complex's three floors and browse through a wide selection of products including fresh fish, meat, bread, and Turkish foodstuffs. Watch the local citizens chat and bargain, and have a quick meal at one of the eateries. If you visit the ground floor, you'll see remnants of an old town that was once here. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali) and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia travel itinerary planner.
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  • The old market Hall has been completely restored and now looks more like a mall that isn't an antique market. The place is still very clean tidy and with nice benches where we can find all typical Bulgarian products. Your typical market covered in glass and iron structure that resembles that of many other cities (Florence, Livorno, Budapest, etc.) it is true, as someone once said, "nothing unique, if you don't see it you don't lose anything. You can't help but see him etc ", but if it did it would be true of all things in the world. So go there and try to appreciate even the smallest beauties that this city has to offer.
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  • It is the central market of Sofia located a few meters from the Sofia metro station. Interesting their jobs of spices, prepared food, and be able to compare prices of meat and fish. There are several rather expensive cafes for the average price of the city.
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  • If you decide that Sofia Hali is similar to other markets in the world where you can enjoy the taste of fresh food for your breakfast or lunch BEWARE! It is prohibited! Our small group was surrounded ...  more »
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  • Nice centrally located market place, but lacking big assortment of goods. You can find fresh foods and some souvenirs for tourists. Fast food available on 2nd floor. Also prices are a bit higher than usual.
  • Back in 1911 when the Halles opened for public there was an ice machine making ice for delivery to shops and people. Now modernized it is quite impressive too with small shops on two stories and a beautiful centerpiece horloge on the stairs to the second floor.
  • You can find very good food here as there are many different specialized stores inside.
  • Top rendes-vous point of all arab scum in Sofia.
  • Pulno s bejanci. Ne hodete tam.