Sofia

Sightseeing in Sofia

Halite

 bul. Maria Luisa 25 Sofia Bulgaria     more than a year ago

Well worth a visit to see how a once delapidated building can once again become a thriving centre of trade. The former food market, built in 1909, was one of the earliest of this type in the country. Fully renovated in the late 1990s, the main focus of the shops inside is once again food, with stalls selling fresh fish and special dietary foods, as well as a variety of other shops and cafes.The ornate facade - which incorporates Byzantine and medieval Bulgarian architectural elements - has alternating layers of stone and brick, large window niches and a high central arch above that is the city coat of arms topped by a small clock tower. Long before the Hali was built, archaeological excavations show that the site served as a gathering and market place dating back thousands of years. In the basement are archaeological remains, including Roman baths and parts of Serdica’s fortress wall. Architect Nahum Tarbov

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City centre location
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Metro

Serdika

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Open 07.00-00.00.

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