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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Veliko Târnovo

Samovodska Charshiya

Veliko Târnovo's historic quarter is a true centre of craftsmanship, with genuine blacksmiths, potters and cutlers, among other artisans, still practising their trades here. Wander the cobblestone streets to discove…
Wine in Sofia

Vino Orenda

Small, knowledgeable wine shop offering products from a variety of independent producers around the country. The engaging owner is more than happy to guide you through your options.
Arts & Crafts in Veliko Târnovo

Galeria Manya

Hirsute costumes and scowling wooden masks startle passers-by from the window of this folk store in the thick of Samovodska Charshiya. The shop specialises in ornaments and costumes relating to kukeri processions, a…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Sofia

Centre of Folk Arts & Crafts

Typical Bulgarian souvenirs such as hand-woven rugs, pottery, silver jewellery, woodcarvings and CDs of Bulgarian music are available in this crowded shop, though prices are rather high. There's another branch insid…
Market in Sofia

Central Hali Market

This elegant market hall, opened in 1911, has three floors of shops and cafes. Stalls on the ground floor sell fruit, vegetables, pastries, wine and cheese. Upstairs there’s a cheap food court and more shops. The ce…
Books in Veliko Târnovo

Book Cave

A sturdy favourite among locals, expats and tourists, this bookstore at the bottom of the Varosha district is run by an enormously helpful owner and is the city's best place to buy, exchange or donate secondhand boo…
Market in Sofia

Ladies’ Market

Stretching several blocks between ul Ekzarh Yosif and bul Slivnitsa, this is Sofia’s biggest market for fresh produce, meats, fish, cheeses and spices, with lots of Turkish items tossed into the mix. It's a great sp…
Shopping Centre in Sofia

Tsum Retail Centre

The monumental former state department store, built in 1956, is now a confusing warren of stalls selling clothing, jewellery, perfume and candles. It's eerily quiet, often seeming to have more staff than customers, …
Arts & Crafts in Veliko Târnovo

Icons Krasimir Ivanov

Lovely hand-painted icons (60 lv to 400 lv) by elder artist Krasimir Ivanov, and detailed ink sketches of old Târnovo (20 lv), are sold at this store-workshop.
Cosmetics in Sofia

Rose of Bulgaria

This small boutique on bul Vitosha sells a range of locally made, rose-scented beauty products, including rosewater, perfume, colognes, soaps and shampoos.