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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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  • The child ate toast with cheese and ham in the Café on the ground floor (which pictured)-upset and vomiting. Others bought pastries in one of the bakeries there all heartburn. Very high quality products-buy anything there I do not recommend.
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  • We've been to markets ALL OVER the world.......Central Market Hall was underwhelming. You can certainly find something to snack on......or have a coffee....or purchase souvenirs.......but that's not u...  more »
  • Beautiful architectural structure but I can't say the same in its content. Market almost absent and with few merchandise available for purchase.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. :)
  • Unique and worth a visit. Great shops and food. A good place to get a coffee.
  • 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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Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
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