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“Shopping mall very close to the city centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Serdika mall

Serdika mall
Ranked #48 of 160 things to do in Sofia
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Shopping mall very close to the city centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

It's one of the best choices if you come to the city and have some time to spare on shopping malls beside your touring program.
What I like about this place is that it's relatively close to the centre and my home unlike most of the other malls in the city.
Positives: easily accessible by walking distance from the centre. That is approx. 30 minutes walking distance from St. Alexander Nevski cathedral. If you don't want to walk, take the No.9 bus from the Sofia University bus stop. Another option is to walk from Orlov most (Eagle's bridge) along Tsar Ivan Asen II street - a really pleasant street away from the major tourist attractions, but with a charming spirit.
Another plus is the big variety of stores regarding quality, prices, types, etc. The closest mall to my usual city walks which has Peek & Cloppenburg.
A drawback for the newcomer is the somewhat puzzling floors inside. Due to the uneven level of the land on which the mall was built, one part of the mall is built on a higher ground so when you enter from one side, you turn up at 0 floor, on the other side - on 1st floor or something like that.
Be careful what kind of taxis you choose at the front taxi parking. From the mall to the city centre (e.g. to St. Alexander Nevski church) as of 2014 prices you shouldn't be charged more than 5 BGN (2.5 EUR) at average. Prices may vary, of course, but at the moment the average charge per km is approx. 0.80 BGN (0.40 EUR) during the day.

Another thing to note - there's no cinema at the mall.

Visited April 2014
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“choice of eateries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

My hotel was a short walk from the Serdika Mall in Sofia. Walking along Vitosha Street, the
main downtown shopping distrct, a lot of the cafes seem to be selling either cakes, icecream
or pizza. Bulgarians seem to be avid eaters of pizza! And of course the inevitable McDonalds.
So Serdika for me was welcome. There is a large food court on the 2nd floor where you can
get Sushi, Chinese, local specialites and my particular favourite the German fish restaurant
chain NordSee. All very reasonably priced.
On the 1st floor there is also a large very well stocked supermarket selling a wide range of
wines, beers and spirits. Also I have never seen such a vast choice of salami and cured
sausage anywhere.

Visited April 2014
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“A good simple mall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Serdika mall is quite a big mall not far from the center of Sofia (walking distance from the Radisson Blu hotel). It has many shops, from inexpensive international brand like H&M to top brand like Paul and Shark and Laroche. One shop we didn't know before is "Peek & Cloppenburg", a sort of small department store for ladies and gents with different brands, some quite expensive like Hugo Boss but some much more affordable like Montego and others whose names I forgot. There is a good choice of nice classic items, especially for gents: shirts, pullovers in many colors, T shirts, polo shirts. My husband found a very nice dark blue pullover at a good price, which was a great find because the weather in September in Sofia is much cooler than what we expected. There are also some restaurants, many cafes and a good supermarket, Piccadily, at the basement floor. It is not a fancy mall but if you forgot to pack some clothes, underwears, socks, boots, umbrellas... or the weather is not what you expected, you will certainly find what you need there. There are taxis waiting at the main entrance of the mall and it will cost you only five Levas to go back to the Radisson Blu or anywhere around the Alexander Nevski church. Not a place to visit if you have only a few days in Sofia but a good simple mall.

Visited September 2013
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