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Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali), Sofia
(3.1/5 based on 160+ 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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Located near the metro station Serdika, there's a supermarket inside and various small shops where you can find typical Bulgarian souvenirs or products like creams and oils of the famous Pink damscena.
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  • Visit always the city I visit because they show a cross-section of the city less touristy. The structure of Sofia is beautiful, warm and comfortable, spacious and bright. It is built on 3 levels: ground floor 1 is a market and various activities in the basement a buffet restaurant and a clothing store. but on the ground floor is the best. Stalls selling various things: bread, desserts, fish, meat and sausages, souvenirs, greeting cards, gloves, thai food and crepes. Had lunch here with about 6 euros for two, in a Pew on the corner in front of one of the entrances, a kind of noodle shop. The central bar is not bad coffee and chocolate deserves. The prices, as throughout the city, are very low. Recommended!
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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.