Shopping Malls in Sofia

Last updated Mar 2015


If shopping for international name brands in an air-conditioned environment is your idea of a time well spent, here is a list of the biggest shopping centres in Sofia for you to explore.
 

PARADISE CENTER


Paradise Center is the biggest shopping mall in Bulgaria.

The largest shopping center in the country spreads on 208 000 sq m and has a retail area of 80 000 sq m. 

Paradise Center is home to over 300 shops, a 14-screen cinema, including 4DX hall with 100 seats, a rooftop amusement park, a ping-pong club, a climbing center, a ballroom that seats 2000 and a large fitness center to name but a few.

Browse the mall standards like Zara, H&M and Marks & Spenser together with more than 300 outlet retailers.

The mall offers many fast food and midscale sit-down options, while a large Starbuck’s coffee is on the first floor.

Brands

Adidas, BCBG Max Azria,  Zara, Bershka, H&M, Marks&Spenser, Massimo Dutti, Folli Follie, New Yorker, Reserved, La Perla, Versus Versace, Sephora, Puma, Nike, Lee Cooper, Levi’s, Swarovski, Swatch, Celio, Cesare Paciotti, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, Triumph, Calzedonia, Bershka, Cacharel.

How to get to Paradise Center 

With the ongoing construction works taking place in the area, the mall is somewhat hard to get to by public transportation. But if you insist, take the Metro line 2 and get off at James Bourchier metro station.  From there wait for the temporary bus T10  for the few remaining stops. 

Note: A new metro station scheduled to open mid 2016 will provide direct underground access to Paradise Center.

Read more about public transit in Sofia.

If you opt for a taxi, get ready for traffic jams and beware of the “fake” taxis waiting outside this mall’s main entrance. 

A taxi from the city center should cost about 6 lv.

Read more about taxis in Sofia.

Parking 

Free

 

SERDIKA CENTER 

Serdika Center might not be among the biggest shopping malls in town, but it is here where serious shoppers come to do some serious shopping.  

The mall is easy to navigate, packed with global name brand stores and lacks most of the typical mall distraction like movie theatres and ice skating rinks, game rooms and so on.

In the summer months, stop by the rooftop beach bar with views of the city, for a cocktail.

Department Store 

Peek & Cloppenburg

Brand stores

Desigual, Camper, Celio, Furla, Adidas, Bric’s, United Colors of Benetton, Massimo Dutti, Miss Sixty, New Yorker, Paul&Shark, Porshe Design, Converse, Diesel, Este Lauder, Guess, H&M, Hogl, Humanic, Karen Millen, Lush, Lee Cooper, L’Occitane, Marc O’Polo, Palmers, Patritzia Peppe, Reserved, Stefanel, Sisley, Swarovski, United Colors of Benetton, Salamander, Zara, Bershka, Mothercare, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Tom Taylor, The North Face, Springfield, Stradivarius, Samsonite, Replay, Timberland, Triumph, Orsay, Terranova.

How to get to Serdika Center
Take tram 20 from Central Mineral Bath close to Serdika Metro Station to  Sitniakovo Boulevard stop
or bus 72 to Oborishte St bus stop .

Taxi from the city center should cost around 5 lv.

Parking

0-4 hours: Free 
5-6 hours: 2 lv per hour
After the 7th hour: 3 lv per hour

 

THE MALL

This large mall offers an ideal mix of shopping and entertainment options with over 150 stores, a movie theatre, a game room and a skating rink in the winter. 

Deaprtment Store

Peek & Cloppenburg

Brands
Adidas, Bata, United Colors of Benetton, Celio, Cesare Paciotti, Cesare Paciotti, Bershka, Esprit, Furla, Guess, Guy Laroche, H&M, Humanic, Hush Puppies, Lee Cooper, Lush, MAC, Mango, Marks&Spenser, Massimo Dutti, Mothercare, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Palmers, Reserved, Playlife, New Yorker, Rifle, Samsonite, Zara, Women’Secret, Tom Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face, Springfield, Stradivarius, Sephora, Terranova.

Getting there
If you choose to go to The Mall with public transportation take buses 176, 84, 204, 213, 214, 284, 305, 306, 313 or 604 or trolley lines 5 and 8 to Darzavna pechatnitsa /Държавна печатница bus stop.

Use the underpass to cross Tsarigradsko Shousse Boulevard and walk from there (5 min). 
The bus stop back to the city is in front of the Mall’s main entrance. 

Taxi to and from the city center should cost around 8 to 10 lv depending on traffic. 

Parking
0-4 hrs: free
4-5 hrs: 3 lv 
5 and more hrs: 1 lv per hour

 

MALL OF SOFIA


The oldest mall in Sofia has passed the heyday of its glory and is far from the shopping destination it once was. Still, its central location and a 12 screen IMAX movie theatre continue to make it a part of many residents’ weekly routine.

Brands
Adidas, United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, Celio, Tally Weijl, Esprit, Estee Laudes Clinique, Etam, H&M, Hush Puppies, Lee Cooper, Mexx Motivi, Nike, Orsay, Palmers, Promod, S. Oliver, Swatch, Terranova, Tom Taylor, Triumph.

Getting there
Walk from St Nedelya Square (7 min) or take the Metro Line 1 to Metro station Opalchenska
and walk for 3 minutes.
Trams 10, 8 and 3  and trolleys 6, 7 and 11 stop in front of the Mall of Sofia at Opalchenska Street stop. 

 

Parking
0-20 min: free
After 20 min: 2 lv per hour


 

SOFIA RING MALL

The newest mall in town, the Sofia Ring Mall is on Sofia’s South Ring road, attached to an IKEA and has numerous sit down open air dining options with a view of the mountain, a movie theatre, an outdoor stage and a small park.

Department Store 

Notos Galleries

Brands

Adidas, Alcott, Bric’s, Calzedonia, Desigual, Folli Follie, French Connection, H&M, Lee Cooper, Mango, New Yorker, Next, Nike, Oasis, OVS, Terranova, Petit Bateau, Puma, Tom Taylor, United Colors of Benetton, Yamamay. Terranova, OVS

Getting there 

Sofia Ring Mall runs a free bus from GM Dimitrov Metro Station  to the mall and the adjascent IKEA and back every half an hour starting at 9.00 until 22.30.

Buses 111, 123, 69 and 70 also stop infront. 


BULGARIA MALL

Envisioned as a high-end mall Bulgaria Mall has attracted several luxury boutiques and has pleasant sit down restaurants and cafes with a view to the mountain and a cinema. 

Department store
Debenhams

Brands
Bata, Camper, Desigual, Esprit, Fornarina, Gas, Geox, Guess, H&M, Pepe Jeans, Playlife, Stefanel, Terranova, Triumph, United Colors of Benetton

Getting there

Take tram 7 to Todor Kableshkov Street stop.

Parking

0-2 hrs: Free

Last updated Mar 2015
 
   
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