Sofia has been steadily moving toward shopping malls culture, slowly replacing the once popular markets. 20 years ago almost everything was sold on stalls, while today the markets are mainly used to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. If you want to immerse yourself in the local market culture, here are the best places to do it.
Haggling is not a common practice in Bulgaria but you can still try your skills at the markets. If you see a price tag, don’t haggle unless you want to buy in bulk. If you don’t see the price, feel free to bargain. It will help if you can say a few basic phrases in Bulgarian because it is not very likely that you will meet English-speaking market vendors.