Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), Sofia

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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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  • Covered Market Hall built in 1911 in Neo-Renaissance style with elements of Neo-Byzantine as well as Neo-Baroque architecture. Just a main market-place inside.  more »
  • It is the city market Hall, built at the beginning of the 900. Today houses several shops and stalls.
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  • A curious enough place, where there's little shops of all kinds, from meat, fruit, souvenirs. On two floors, it is very pleasing to the eye. Let's say if you have half an hour you can stop by.
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  • Good place for shopping - delis, take-out-food options, bakery and public restrooms.
  • Easy to locate. Shops dealing in various foods. Upstairs is a cosmetic shop. Not a good environment for perfumes.
  • The covered market of Sofia offers many different kinds of food and various items. My personal favorite is the olive shop.
  • Sofia central market, it offers good choice of fish and fruits. Not as crowded and lively as other "closed" markets in eastern Europe. Not far from the more typical street market that offers much more at least in terms of fruits and vegetables. Still a good place when walking around in Sofia.
  • Your regular town market with fruit, vegetables, cheese and such. Also, a few jewellery stores, crafts, and cosmetic (2nd floor). Its nice to spend an hour if you can spare the time.

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