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Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

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Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

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Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
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smithy69uk wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom146 contributions57 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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LAI2342 wrote a review Nov 2019
Shah Alam, Malaysia103 contributions23 helpful votes
Lots of fruits, vegetables, meat and other foodstuff sold here. Shoes and clothing shops available. Also coffee & snacks sold.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Erwin van der Laan wrote a review Nov 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands897 contributions84 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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FairCityFrasie wrote a review Nov 2019
Perth, United Kingdom2,008 contributions557 helpful votes
This was a once thriving area of Sofia where farmers, fishermen, craftspeople and traders brought their wares to sell (I read that mothers and fathers used to bring their daughters here in search of a husband). It was probably a buzzing heart of the community and attracted all sorts of people. I normally enjoy visiting local markets like these but I fear this one is on the wane. The produce on offer seemed disappointing and there did not seem to be much activity or thriving business. It felt like time had passed this place by and its relevancy had declined.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Beatriz M wrote a review Nov 2019
Dortmund, Germany3,696 contributions366 helpful votes
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Really cool place close to Lion's bridge. Was here on a Saturday morning (around 11 AM) and saw the market full of vendors, you can find clothes, shoes, vegetables, many butcher shops, sweets and baked goods. Even souvenirs. There is all you need. I was mostly observing and had a very good baklava for a very good price. However, be attentive, I came back at around 18 o'clock and 99% of the shops were already closed. The place was full of drunken people being loud. It was really sketchy during the night! Please only visit it during the day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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