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. For Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali) and beyond, use our Sofia trip maker to get the most from your Sofia vacation.
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  • The rain we got back under the halls covered with the rambla of Barcelona. And it is with pleasure that we have discovered a market full of surprises, smells, pleasure of the eyes and taste to discover with this little corner of kitchen flavours.
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  • You can find here the best from Sofia shopping experience - souvenirs, diary products and clothes. Prices are intermediate and it's located indoors and though open for a longer time than other markets...  more »
  • A really nice little place where shelter from the cold. Clean and tidy this little market is full of typical Bulgarian products but above all food products would recommend it for a good quick meal you will find really curious products
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  • Good place for shopping - delis, take-out-food options, bakery and public restrooms.
  • Easy to locate. Shops dealing in various foods. Upstairs is a cosmetic shop. Not a good environment for perfumes.
  • The covered market of Sofia offers many different kinds of food and various items. My personal favorite is the olive shop.
  • Sofia central market, it offers good choice of fish and fruits. Not as crowded and lively as other "closed" markets in eastern Europe. Not far from the more typical street market that offers much more at least in terms of fruits and vegetables. Still a good place when walking around in Sofia.
  • Your regular town market with fruit, vegetables, cheese and such. Also, a few jewellery stores, crafts, and cosmetic (2nd floor). Its nice to spend an hour if you can spare the time.

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