Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

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Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

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Paul E
Birkenhead, UK314 contributions
Couples
If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of food and produce markets (with some non-food stalls thrown in along the way) then it would be hard to beat the 'Ladies' Market'. We visited it a couple of times and enjoyed walking its length.
The market is close to all the main churches in Sofia, so became a busy part of a multi-cultural community over the ages.
The butchers shops around the periphery are worth a look, if only to see cuts of meat and offal that have all but disappeared from many places in the west.
Afterwards, we found a cosy little cafe (Barila Bar) at the bottom of Bratya Miladinovi, which was a great spot to sit and watch the people and the trams go by with the accompaniment of cool jazz music from the interior.
Written October 29, 2018
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Brenton K
Adelaide, Australia1,220 contributions
Solo
If you are after any fresh produce this is the place to go. It was ever so cheap and good quality, plus there are other shops. Worth a look
Written June 25, 2018
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smithy69uk
London, UK165 contributions
walked through here on recent sofia trip

in truth not much for a tourist to purchase , but interesting nevertheless

has a vibrant local feel about it
Written March 10, 2020
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Kolasa03148
Atlanta, Georgia376 contributions
Couples
God forbid you wish to buy fruit or veggies and pick it yourself!!!! It isn't going to happen! They adamantly REFUSE to let you pick your own products.

Vendors place fresh fruit and veggies in front of their display and put spoiling fruit and veggies in the near next to them. When you ask to buy, the vendors DEMAND that they pick the fruit and they shovel the spoiling fruit and veggies into your bag!

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
Written October 27, 2018
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Moreto C
Sofia, Bulgaria1 contribution
I did not like it at all. It is definitely cheap place, but I have never got products I wanted to buy. You are not allowed to chose what you want and sellers give you spoiled fruites and vagetables. I was disappointed!
Written July 5, 2016
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LAI2342
Shah Alam, Malaysia103 contributions
Solo
Lots of fruits, vegetables, meat and other foodstuff sold here. Shoes and clothing shops available. Also coffee & snacks sold.
Written November 28, 2019
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Erwin van der Laan
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,035 contributions
This might well have been a thriving & lively place for parents to 'show' their daughters to potential husbands. At the same time, all kinds of produce were being sold, apparently. I don't know about how it was back in the days, but I found it fun to walk over a market where all kinds of produce was being sold. From clothes (socks, underwear, boots, t-shirts, sweaters, you name it) via pottery to groceries, fruits and meats. Oh, and flowers. Old and young are selling their products, in a small market stall or sitting just on the ground in the street. It is a diverse bunch of people, colors and products. Most of what you can buy is not expensive, especially not for western European standards. I really like the kind of lesser organised, easy going way this is all done. In the west, in my opinion, it's all about how it looks (flashy, shiny) and it's pretty much over-orderly and organised. Here it is more like 'what you see is what you get'. I like that.
So yes, I would strongly recommend to take a stroll over this typical market in Sofia.
Written November 27, 2019
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Aviator
Athens, Greece49 contributions
Friends
Wonderful area,full of life in the centre of Sofia.Amazing fresh products, especially vegetables and incredible prices!!
Written October 11, 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel35,760 contributions
Couples
This is a lovely and colorful market, located in a run-down part of town.
While the surroundings might look like slums, the place felt safe throughout our visit.
You can fine fruits and vegetables here, along with the regular market knick-knacks.
A lot of elderly locals come to shop here, especially due to the VERY low prices.
There's a lovely little church next to the market, too.
Written June 8, 2016
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DjangoDjango
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany566 contributions
Couples
On our final day in Bulgaria we went here to buy our food souvenirs.
I think the market is really good, because it's a real local market.
Yes, there are lots of Roma around the area, but I never felt uncomfortable during the market visit.
They have lots of food stalls and little food shop.
I was able to buy some cheese, herbs, tea, and so on to bring back home.
There are also lost of food stalls were you can have a little Bulgarian snack in the area.
If you are looking for other souvenirs I wouldn't really recommend the market.
But food wise I think it's an excellent market.
Written May 26, 2016
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