Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), Sofia

Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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. For Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali) and beyond, use our Sofia trip maker to get the most from your Sofia vacation.
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  • The building is very impressive and beautiful, but inside half the shops and stalls are closed, perhaps because of the Covid19 epidemic.  more »
  • The five of us old school friends visited this Central Market Hall twice in our annual holiday which this year was a trip to Sofia. It was similar to the Great Market Hall in Budapest but much...  more »
  • A great little place with 3 floors of little shops. Each shop has something different to offer. Small bakery, bread stores, jewellery, stones/gems, traditional Bulgarian rope/ dolls, little...  more »
  • We came here early morning, so it’s pretty empty. But got this fresh banitsa (cheese pie) and yogurt drink. And it’s pretty good :) Other than that, you’ll see shops like souvenirs, cold cuts shops, jewellery, and many more other shops to offer. It doesn’t like typical market hall though as far as I can remember there’s no sign in front of the door, so you’re a tourist you might have missed it. Or else, just ask around where it is located. It’s near the city area as well.
  • I have always loved this place. I remember the top floor being food places but now the floor is a generic store. The first floor is really cool with the different vendors. I'll keep coming back here. The bottom floor is a nice cafeteria style of Bulgarian dishes.
  • Here you may find all you need. From dry foods, dairy products to clothes and leather goods. The prices are reasonable, but you don't go there for prices, you go for quality. For many ears this market it a name for quality products and fresh vegetables and fruits. In the winter, it looks really cool with the decoration. It has a top location in the city center, you have both subway lines in 2 mind walk, trams, buses and taxis. It has the old facade and the typical architecture from the 20 century. Really recommend to go and check out this place.
  • The place changed a lot since I was a child, but I still like going when I'm in Sofia. Upstairs is a bank where you can change Euros in Leva at a convenient rate! Downstairs food, souvenirs (I recommend rose products like little rose-soaps and lotions) and more. Nice historic place to shop and eat!
  • I recommend the pastries with the Bulgarian cheese filling. Full of souvenir shops and several food markets. The Central Market is full of little shops and eateries and a great place to visit for a bite to eat or cappuccino and pastry. The goods at the fish, meat, cheese and olive sellers looked fresh and delicious. The vendors are friendly and helpful. It's located right next to Serdika Metro Station across from the old mosque

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