Sofia Markets


Go to the markets if you want fresh fruit and vegetables, season wise, or just take delight in the colorful Balkan atmosphere. Be careful – keep an eye on your luggage, for someone may snatch it in the blink of an eye.

Markets feature all kinds of exotic items and are quite often overcrowded. Price levels are modest and you can buy all sorts of articles – practically everything: local produce, souvenirs, clothes, books, priceless antique gems… there is a market for any taste in Sofia. Though they cannot be compared to the malls in style, they are still full of cultural enchantment.

Central Sofia Market Hall
Central Sofia Market Hall © Plamen Agov •

Central Sofia Market Hall

The Central Sofia Market Hall is a covered market in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, located on Marie Louise Boulevard. It was opened in 1911 and is today an important trade centre in the city.

25 "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" blvd
Open hours: 7:30 AM – 9 PM

Zhenski pazar (Women's market) Sofia

Zhenski pazar (Women's market) Sofia

The Zhenski pazar is Sofia’s biggest market for fresh produce, meats, fish, cheeses and spices.

Stretching several blocks between Ekzarh Yosif str. and Slivnitsa blvd.