City Centre Shopping, Sofia

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.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

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
23 Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

1) 23 Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, TZUM

2) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard, TZUM

Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

3) Knyaginya Maria Luiza Boulevard

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

Pirotska Street

11) Pirotska Street

Pirotska Street

12) Pirotska Street

Pirotska Street

13) Pirotska Street

Pirotska Street

14) Pirotska Street

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.
Communist Era Landmarks Walk

Communist Era Landmarks Walk

In the not-so-distant past Bulgaria was part of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. Today, this is one of the few countries where you can still find numerous relics of the Communist era manifested in monumental architectural landmarks. Concrete and metal were the main materials as a symbol of the industrialized nation, and the size was important too as a common architectural characteristic prescribed by...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 Km or 4.1 Miles
Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

"Ever growing, never aging" This is the motto of Sofia, capital city of Bulgaria. Under different names, the area of Sofia has had a 7,000 year history. Organized settlements around the area's hot water springs existed as early as the third millennium BC. A Thracian state union there was raided by Philip II of Macedon in 339 BC.

The Celtic Serdi provided the name...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, Bulgaria has opened up to the outer world, revealing colorful identity, manifested in rich craftsmanship, culinary and cultural traditions and history. The country's capital city Sofia is a lovely alloy of Eastern and Western European...