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Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali)

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Address: pluven kompleksMaria Luiza 28, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
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29-44-52-209-9464-158213739
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Nice, but nothing special

It's a nice place to go, with relatively low food prices, but to me, it had nothing special. Went there on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't crowded.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place to go, with relatively low food prices, but to me, it had nothing special. Went there on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't crowded.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited every day, the quality of the cakes were something else! It's quiet, clean and locals shop there. Not as big as the market in Budapest but enough craft stalls for the hardened shopper to enjoy looking at.

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Thank WoobyBird
Venice, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Great bakeries, too. only locals there during my visit, which was perfect.

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Thank telegrau
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

If you decide that Sofia Hali is similar to other markets in the world where you can enjoy the taste of fresh food for your breakfast or lunch BEWARE! It is prohibited! Our small group was surrounded by a security team and forced out of market with the words: "No eating! Just drinking." Strange rules of a country pretending to... More 

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Thank Andrew I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is exactly what lots of revamped markets in the U.K. try, but fail, to be. Lots of locals seem to shop, eat & congregate here. The coffee shop in the centre does excellent sandwiches & coffee at bargain prices compared to local coffee shops. Rather than the empty stalls we're used to in England this market is busy and... More 

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Thank Sarah E
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Most of the stores were closed. A lot of strange people around the entrances watch on you.. If you pass by, just have a look.

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Thank Panteliz
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy coming here for a coffee and toasty! It's fascinating sitting and just watching what's going on. We like the architecture and also just mooching around. If you're short of time on your visit to Sofia don't bother but if you have time and it's freezing outside go and enjoy the atmosphere!

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Thank jarrowlass2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

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.

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Thank KarolaRS
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The market is very clean and organised. I love seeing the different foods that people buy! You can also buy leather goods (belts, wallets, bags and gloves). There is a coffee shop too, and you can buy freshly squeezed juices. There are also a few curio shops, that were very reasonable. I always enjoy looking around!

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Thank Horse91dancer
Athens
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Is just a market with no price or variety differences than the shops in the rest of the city. Only If you have enough time go there

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