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Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), Sofia

(3.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • lots of different shops, food, cheese, sausages, arts and craft, fresh produce and much more, also buffet style eatery, coffee places, it´s a good place if it´s cold outside and you want to warm up. G...  more »
  • Unfortunately the market right now is just the sad memory of what was. Only the lower part has listings of interesting and even among these few are those worthy of note. If you exclude the bench with fresh-squeezed juice remains some bread and pastry shop (try). The cappuccino Central booth would not recommend it (hot)
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  • A little unusual, different. At the top, there are area with cosmetics, perfumes ... the lower area with food. Worth a visit, but don't expect too much.
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  • Nice centrally located market place, but lacking big assortment of goods. You can find fresh foods and some souvenirs for tourists. Fast food available on 2nd floor. Also prices are a bit higher than usual.
  • Back in 1911 when the Halles opened for public there was an ice machine making ice for delivery to shops and people. Now modernized it is quite impressive too with small shops on two stories and a beautiful centerpiece horloge on the stairs to the second floor.
  • You can find very good food here as there are many different specialized stores inside.
  • Top rendes-vous point of all arab scum in Sofia.
  • Pulno s bejanci. Ne hodete tam.