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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    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 »
  • August 10, 2017
    It is the city market Hall, built at the beginning of the 900. Today houses several shops and stalls.
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  • August 7, 2017
    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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  • May 1, 2017
    This place used to be much more lively years ago. Still, it is a decent choice if you are looking to buy some fresh fish or meat. They have a fresh juice stall, leather goods shops, olives and ice-cream shops, pharmacy, various services (key copies), a big cosmetics shop on the second floor.
  • July 4, 2017
    It's a nice hall to visit, you certainly need to go there. It's a small piece of the Bulgarian culture. The ground floor was interesting, but on the lower and upper floor wasn't much to see or to purchase.
  • June 20, 2017
    Beautiful building, nice shops inside. Tsentralni Hali /we call them just Halite/ was opened in 1911. And we can say that they were the first Mall on the Balkans. :)
  • March 31, 2017
    Unique and worth a visit. Great shops and food. A good place to get a coffee.
  • June 15, 2017
    Clean and tidy place, good shops with a variety of different goods, ranging from food, fresh and prepared take-aways of bulgarian cuisine, to non food souvenirs and daily necessities

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