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“don't miss the ancient Roman walls in the basement”

Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali)
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Ranked #30 of 198 things to do in Sofia
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I love that hall - the idea of shopping in an old building like this is fantastic. You can find everything there. For tourists there are several souvenir shops available.
There's a free of charge toilet on the upper floor.
And most importantly - did you know there are Roman walls in the basement? If not, then you must go there and see for yourself.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

everything under one roof. in a 100 years old renovated building ,in the city center, you will find sofia's covered market. fresh food ,bulgarian cheese, ready to eat food,meat products,freshly squized juices.you can have a bowl of soup for less then one euro and a slice of pizza for less.
do not miss the visit there.

1  Thank Amonon H
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stopped in Sofia before heading to the airport having been on ski holiday. Came here as recommended by tour guide for a mooch about and maybe some lunch. We were warned generally about not putting your bags down anywhere in Sofia and to be careful, which is not uncommon advice for any big city. Unfortunately we were clocked by some shifty looking men and followed around the complex. Realising this was not going to stop we left and went into the first restaurant we came accross (alas mcdonalds). Here, the problems continued as we had been followed. Let me not forget the man that stood at the till area blatantly staring at our rucksacks etc and standing way to close to us. He was not successful but it didn't stop him from watching us while we ate and sending over a child beggar. We did not give any money and with indigestion looming, we left and headed back to the coach. We were followed here too until we went into the cathedral where the coach was parked. Maybe we would not have looked like such potential targets if we were wearing normal winter coats (not ski jackets) and did not have rucksacks. Either way this experience halted our chance to see some of the beautiful history, take photographs and spend our money here.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Halite are worth a visit as it is in an interesting part of the city and there are a good number of food stalls and shops. It is also close to the old mosque and the thermal springs where people get their water for drinking.

Halite has also been renovated over the last few years and it is now looking very presentable.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

A little bored with hotel and restaurant food we went to Gala supermarket across the road (behind the mosque) bought plastic plates, plastic cutlery and a cheap kitchen knife and then headed back to the Central Market. There's all the stuff I need for the meal of my dreams: freshly baked breads and pastries, fruit and vegetable, a wide variety of local cheese, smoked meats including pastourma and a shop selling a very wide range of Bulgarian wine with a proprietor both knowledgeable and agreeable. There's also shops selling sweets including various different baklavades, kataifia and other syrup sweets. A delightful place with helpful people and I've bought enough food for the next two days at less than the visit of three beers in the Hilton! Even took a breather at the cafe where I had a pint of the local draught and a cheese pie from a bakery. Lots of fun...

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