City Centre Shopping (Self Guided), Sofia

Sofia's city center is a haven for shopaholics, the ultimate destination for those wanting leading fashion brands, inexpensive clothing, fresh produce and lots more. Whether you have deep pockets or are on a limited budget, there are lots of options for you in the heart of Sofia.

A great place to start is on Pirotska Street, the first pedestrian street in the city. Come for shoes, clothing, jewelry and items for the home. Many of the goods are inexpensive, so if you love a good bargain, this is where you need to be. Then make your way over to the Women's Market on Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, the largest and oldest market in the Bulgarian capital. Filling the shelves is a vast array of items, including clothing, food, souvenirs and auto parts.

Travel down the surrounding streets for their ethnic grocery stores and flea markets. An exciting discovery could just be around the next corner! A big draw in the city center is TZUM, the Central Department Store. You will find it on Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, close to key government headquarters. This upmarket store is housed inside a monumental building and is home to some of the biggest names in global fashion. In addition to TZUM's retail outlets, you will find bars, restaurants and a space where the children can play.
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City Centre Shopping Map

Guide Name: City Centre Shopping
Guide Location: Bulgaria » Sofia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Linda
Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, TZUM

2) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, TZUM

Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, Central Sofia Market Hall

4) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, Central Sofia Market Hall

Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

5) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

6) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

7) Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

8) Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

9) Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, Women's Market

Pirotska Street, Hotel Sveta Sofia

10) Pirotska Street, Hotel Sveta Sofia

Walking Tours in Sofia, Bulgaria

Create Your Own Walk in Sofia

Create Your Own Walk in Sofia

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sofia is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Levski Boulevard Walking Tour

Levski Boulevard Walking Tour

Levski Boulevard is the main street of Sofia, and is notable for its many landmarks and monuments. The street took its name from Vasil Levski, a national hero in Bulgaria. Take our tour to explore the top sights of Levski Boulevard.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Sofia without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Sofia, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Yellow Paves Walking Tour

Yellow Paves Walking Tour

Yellow Paves is an area of Sofia where the roads are covered with yellow rocks - they were a present from the Austro-Hungarian rulers for the wedding of King Ferdinand I. Yellow Paves has since become one of the popular symbols of the capital - why not take our tour and visit the top attractions in the area.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Museums and Galleries Tour

Museums and Galleries Tour

Sofia boasts a number of great museums that reflect Bulgaria's history, its cultural heritage and the way of life in the country. Take this walking tour to get a keen insight into Bulgarian history.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

Sofia is considered one of Europe's oldest cities, with a history going back more than 7,000 years. It's also Bulgaria's cultural, economic, and educational epicenter. This fascinating city is rich in historical and architectural sights as well as many other attractions. Take this walk to visit the biggest and best attractions in Sofia.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Religious Buildings Walking Tour

A predominantly Orthodox Christian city, Sofia has plenty of great churches and cathedrals from this tradition. But as well as Orthodox religious buildings, the city also has mosques and temples from other faiths. Take our tour to get a sense of the spiritual life of Bulgaria's capital.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles

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