Pirotska Street, Sofia

Pirotska Street, Sofia

The first pedestrianized street in Sofia, Pirotska Street always has something more to offer. Start with a local bakery, munch on a banitza, a Bulgarian cheese pastry, and take a stroll. Halite, the Central Market Hall, is at the start of the stroll. It has many small shops upstairs, and food stalls on the ground floor.

The whole street is jammed with shops and anything is available. Goods are much less expensive than the more high-end shopping streets. It's crowded and exciting. Pirotska is in the city's hub. There are over 100 stores, restaurants, cafes and various other entertainments. The area is easily accessible by tram, metro or trolley bus.

Pirotska Street is the "other" street where walking is king. Most shops are geared to local and regional manufactures and goods. It offers a pleasant alternative to the big-time chain outlets. It's fun to wander and see something different.

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Pirotska Street on Map

Sight Name: Pirotska Street
Sight Location: Sofia, Bulgaria (See walking tours in Sofia)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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