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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 Central Market Hall is a very close to the Banya Bashi Mosque or the Sofia Synagogue. it's a nice place to stop by for a taste of Bulgarian culinary culture or to buy handicrafts. It's small and i...  more »
  • I knew the outcome before visiting and before planning my trip to Bulgaria so that I weren't disappointed too much ! Got to agree with some other reviews here or at least bits of it, yes food and othe...  more »
  • A relatively small hall offering limited choices of food, drink, and general items. The most interesting aspect is the building itself, rather than the contents!  more »
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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.
  • 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. :)
  • 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
  • Unique and worth a visit. Great shops and food. A good place to get a coffee.
  • There is a cafe on the first floor and I like the coffee and coffee specialities served there. Cocktails and smoothies are also delicious. But last week as I sat there I saw a cockroach creeping on one of their cakes in broad daylight, so disgusting. And no one even paid attention to that.