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Turkish Market
Turkish Market
#About the Market Next to the Cathedral

Just like everywhere else, a fun thing to do in Varna is to visit the markets. Though it is not as big as similar markets around in the world, the Turkish Market is the largest market in Varna and is a really fun place.

Located only a few dozen meters away, and only a five-minute walk from the cathedral, the market is a very nice place to buy fruits, vegetables and shop at souvenir shops. There are many different products like clothes, shoes, toys, lingerie, home products, gifts, spices, candies and local food products to take home.

In the Turkish Market you can find food stands with great kebabs and Bulgarian burekas called Nitza. In general there are nice bakeries here with wonderful, warm and fresh Bulgarian pastries. Some are baked with delicious Bulgarian cheese, which is better here than any else in the world.


The market is full of pickpocketers, so make sure to hide your wallet and valuables in a secure place.

Take a minute to take a look at the leather jacket bazaar. These, in contrast to the many fakes in the market, are generally high-quality products and cheap compared to other places.
The Grand Mall
The Grand Mall
#About Varna's Grand Mall

Grand Mall is Varna's largest shopping mall, and one of the newest ones to be built in the city. It is located near the center of the city and next to the main bus station. The mall has over 200 stores.

On the first floor of the mall you can get equipped with many things to take home in the large supermarket here. Prices are cheap compared to other places in the city, especially when compared to shops for tourists.

On the first two floors of the Grand Mall there are dozens of stores of well-known international brands, including Zara, H&M, Nike, Adidas and Lee Cooper. There are also quite a few less familiar but also successful stores, such as Carrefour, Massimo Dutti, Humanic, Playlife, Bata, Sport Vision, Intersport and Misaki.

In the food court you will find many different restaurants and eateries, different styles and types of food. The real surprise is on the roof of the Grand Mall, where visitors can see a large soccer field set up by the locals at the roof of the mall.

A View from the Outside:



Mall Varna EAD
Mall Varna EAD
#About Varna's Great Shopping Center

Much more than clothing stores and restaurants, Mall Varna EAD, larger and older than the "Grand Mall," offers a variety of experiences and attractions for the whole family. Vistiors can spend a whole day with children of any age, without being bored for a single moment.

In this mall, Mall Varna EAD, you will find activities for the whole family, such as bowling, ice skating and playgrounds. Film lovers will be able to watch movies in one of the eight movie theaters here. If you are thinking about going to see a movie, you should make sure beforehand that the movie you want to see is in a language you can understand...

Among the brands in the mall, you will find NEW YORKER, Puma, Adidas and Assos. Besides the many stores here and the large supermarket, you can enjoy a variety of restaurants and cafes at the Mall Varna EAD. Adults who gamble can even go up to the top floor and bet their money at the casino.

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#About the 5000 Square Meters of Shopping

Parkmart is a five-story shopping center with over 5,000 square meters located at the exit from Varna to Sunny Beach.

In this shopping center you will find a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, jewelry and flower shops, hairdressers and more. It is not a huge mall but the atmosphere here is nice and the lovers of shopping will enjoy here very much.

A Closer Look at the Big Supermarket:



Piazza San Zeno
Piazza San Zeno
#Monthly Market Square

The flea and antique market in Piazza San Zeno takes place every third Saturday of the month. This is a flea market typical of Italy. It has a few dozen stalls, which offer for sale bargains, antiques, paintings, handicrafts and so on.

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Franciacorta Outlet
Franciacorta Outlet Village
#About the Huge Outlet Near Verona

Franciacorta Outlet is the so-called "Outlet Village." This is a kind of village with colorful houses in its streets. Each has a store or a number of outlet stores. All this along with restaurants and cafes for the enjoyment of buyers.

In the country's stylish houses, you will find famous Italian and international brands, including designer stores, whose products are sold here at discounted prices, ranging from 30% to 70% of regular store prices.

There are over 150 stores, including clothing, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, cosmetics and chocolate. Among the brands sold here are Gant, Nike, Puma, Sisley, Vans, Asics, Bata, Brooks, Adidas, Benton, Kiko Milano, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, along with designer clothes such as Cavalli, Baldini and Armani.

Franciacorta is near Verona, about half an hour from Lake Garda, about an hour from Milan, and an hour and a half from Venice.


If you want to tour a little bit by car, you can take a 15-minute drive away from the complex to Lake Iseo, the beautiful and barely visited.

Outlet Village:


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A Visit:

Maremagnum Mall
Maremagnum Mall
#About the Mall Favored by Children on the Barcelona Beach Line

The Maremagnum Mall, on Barcelona's seashore, is considered one of the most popular shopping centers for tourists to the city.

Its proximity to the promenade and its central location attract many visitors, who combine a visit to the mall with a tour of the surrounding sites. Among them are the city's promenade stands, which are mostly active in the summer, a visit to the Barcelona Aquarium, or watching the nearby IMAX movies.

This mall excels in the attractions it offers children during the summer and on weekends throughout the year. They will enjoy themselves here and not just the shopping-loving parents.

In the mall you will find a variety of fashion stores, cosmetics and care, toys, food and gadgets. There are successful designer stores in Spain, along with branches of the well-known chains, including Zara, Mango, Pull & Bear, H&M, Victoria's Secret and Stradivarius. As usual, there are also bars, restaurants and cinemas.

It is worth trying Lefties, the successful surplus store that sells surplus the chains of Zara, Mango, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Oysho TRF.

Check out Primor, a cheap outlet for cosmetics and perfumes, the huge and inexpensive shoe store Inside, and the Shana fashion shop.

Gifts for children or with children can be chosen at Juguettos, the large and economical toy store. Soccer fans will love FC-Barcelona, ​​the official store of Barca's fan club.


The advantage of this mall is that it is open all days of the week and holidays, until the late hours of the night.

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The Area:

Grand'Affi Shopping Center
#Shopping Center Near Verona

Grand'Affi Shopping Center is a nice and not very large mall. It is a shopping center near Verona. The Grand'Affi Shopping Center has around 100 stores of clothing, shoes, jewelry, leather goods and household items.

The mall is in Mantua, close to Lake Garda. You will find outlet stores with a variety of clothing stores, shoes, bags and jewelry. It is important to note that, despite certain assumptions, it is not particularly cheap. Many say cheaper prices are found in local stores in small towns.


The mall has a large car park.

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Le Corti Venete
Le Corti Venete
#About the Great Shopping Center of Verona

Le Corti Venete is the largest shopping center in and around Verona. But it is a spacious and family center, where prices are cheap and there are many products.

The mall, located about a 10-minute drive from the historic center of Verona, has about 70 stores of brands and international fashion chains. Among them you will find Zara, Pulll & Bear, Celio, the cosmetic brand Madina Milano and H&M.

More in Le Corti Venete is a large supermarket, many shoe stores, cosmetics, accessories, health and beauty products, leisure products, household products, electronics and more.

In the food complex of the Le Corti Venete mall in Verona you can also sit in many cafés and restaurants.
La Grande Mela
#Shopping Center Near Verona

La Grande Mela is a shopping center near Verona. A short drive takes you to the place. The mall is impressive and beautiful, with 3 floors and over 130 stores.

The mall also houses cafes, restaurants, a bowling alley, a baby care area, a food complex and cinemas. In the center of the building there is a fun area where there are various performances, various events, fashion shows, games and various competitions. See examples in the videos below.

The owners promise that to La Grane Mela people do not only come to buy, but also to enjoy, because it is not only a shopping center, but a kind of meeting place and experience.

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Fashion Show in the Mall:


Jumping Competition in the Mall:


A Visit:

Cerny Most Centrum
#About Prague's Huge Mall

The Cerny Most Centrum (Centrum Černý Most) is a big mall in Prague, it may be a bit far from the city center, but it is definitely worth the way. There is a wide variety of stores, restaurants, cafes, and more. This is a modern and new shopping center, up to European standards, with all the most famous stores and chains, including H&M, C&A, Marks & Spencer, and Decathlon, the only store for the chain in Prague.

A visit at the mall is recommended and is worth the trip. There are massive stores here with great prices. Here you can come for a good price shopping trip. Shoppers will find a movie theater here, and those who still have some money to spend at the end of the shopping day, there is also a 24 hour casino here.

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Via Veneto
#About Rome's Most Expensive Road

Via Veneto is one of the most famous streets in Rome, mainly due to its glamour. One of the reasons that made it such a famous street is Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," which describes the street and its surroundings. Ever since then, Via Veneto has become a popular tourist street where you can find luxury stores of leading brands, chef restaurants and luxury hotels.

The shops were established here in the 1960's and 1970's. In the 1980's, the reputation of the street actually declined. At the time of the economic boom of the 1990's, fashion shops and prestigious European and American brands opened again, and by the beginning of the 21st century it was one of the most luxurious streets in Rome.

At its northern edge the street passes by the gardens of Villa Borghese and the Aurelian Walls. At its south edge, it passes near Piazza Barberini.
Sunshine City
#About Tokyo's Family Entertainment Complex

Sunshine City is one of the most famous attractions in Ikebukuro. It is a huge complex that opened in 1987, offering a huge entertainment space for every age, interest and budget. It is located on a skyscraper, and includes theme parks, cinemas, a cultural center, a huge shopping center with hundreds of arcade shops, a planetarium and more.

Sunshine City has visitors from all over Japan, who visit the city to enjoy the amazing things it offers. This is a "city within the city", you can spend many hours here. There are even hotels here, for those who never want to leave...

Sunshine City contains a number of theme parks and complexes, with an atmosphere for computer games, manga and Pokémon. The latter, by the way, also offers an ice cream museum with strange flavors like octopus, beef tongue, salt water and Indian curry. Next to the complex, the world's largest anime store is called Animite, which includes 9 floors of anime!

There is also the Sunshine Aquarium to visit, where one can watch fish and deep-sea dwellers, including sun-toned fish, who feed on jellyfish and are considered the largest fish in the sea.

A planetarium is here as well to explore, and it includes a magnificent high-tech sky dome. Through here you can head towards the romantic observation Sunhsine 60, which offers a view of the city from the 60th floor. The elevator will fly you up to a 240 meter view in only half a minute!

The Sunshine City is located in central Tokyo, ensuring easy access to and about the city.

A Closer Look at Pokémon Center:


The Sunshine Aquarium:


The Endless Shopping Mall:

Aleko Bogoridi
#The Luxury Shopping Street of Burgas

Aleko Bogoridi is a pedestrian walkway, one of the central shopping center in Burgas. You can find here discounts and sales of good quality products.

In comparison to Aleksandrovska Street, where there are cheaper items, this walkway has more classic things, nice stores that are for more luxury shopping.

These offer prestigious designs and designer products, along with luxury brands. If you like high fashion and willing to pay more, you will find good things here.

A Close Look:

Galeries Lafayette
#About the Complex

Galerie Lafayette is one of the famous and impressive department stores in France. Many visitors come to this complex to see the 9 stories, rounded and designed. On each floor you will find fashion sections and different luxury restaurants, and fast food chains as well. Be sure to notice the dome at the top of the building.

Home appliances, furniture, cosmetics, jewelry and clothing -in the Galeries Lafayette complex you will find designers and big named-brands.

On the 6th floor of the building you will find restaurants from where you can look over the beautiful Parisian landscape. Prices in the store are usually high, but walking around is always free. It is fun to walk around and see the fashion and the designs.

A Closer Look at the Galeries Lafayette:




A Visit:



The Grove
#About the Cool Shopping Center of Los Angeles

Like many of the malls in modern cities, in Los Angeles as well, the malls are all covered. But The Grove is the exception, since it is an open mall, a secret part of its magic.

In the center of The Grove stands a large dancing fountain, where various water performances take place every evening. Although there are only 50 stores here, there are a wide range of stores, including Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Barney's New York and more.

In the complex there is a train that rotates all the time. The Grove also has a successful movie theater, a farmers' market, and a large Christmas tree is set up in Christmas. Many people in the city, among them many celebrities who are often followed by paparazzi photographers, come here to see, to be seen, to eat, to buy and often enjoy these open performances, which are offered here to visitors.

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Metro Varna
#About Varna's Great Shopping Center

Metro Varna is a large shopping center, and is branch of the huge Metro chain in Varna.

Metro stores can be found all over Bulgaria. It is possible to purchase almost every product possible, from its electronics department there are electrical appliances, as well as clothing and footwear, through cosmetics, toiletries and decorative items.

In Varna, the store is far from the city center where most of the hotels are concentrated. Many come here to buy different products at cheap prices.


The best way to get here is usually by taxi.

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Stanley Market
#About the Wonderful Colorful Market of the City of Stanley.

The colorful and vibrant Stanley Market is an ancient and open market, full of narrow and curving alleyways. It offers a variety of cheap stores which are fun to walk around to see their goods.

The market is located in the city of Stanley, and is mostly geared towards western tourists. Here you can buy souvenirs and Asian items, and fill the need for shopping. At the market stalls you will find very varied merchandise, including clothes, jewelry, dresses, bags, sporting clothes, drawings, art pieces and more.

Many see Stanley Market as the best market on the island, though we are not sure why. The prices are not the cheapest on the island, and neither does it have the most variety of merchandise. Maybe it's the better level of goods, or the order of the market, or maybe the charming way it leads from the city center.

Either way, the town of Stanley is on the southern tip of Hong Kong Island. Once it was the village of Stanley, which is considered the largest fishing village in Hong Kong. Today it is known mainly by this popular market. After you have finished and if you have not stayed there for a long time, you can stroll along Stanley's scenic promenade, with beautiful sea views along the south coast. Here you can enjoy the lovely cafes, bars and restaurants on the promenade.

Further along the promenade, you can see the Blake pier, whose roof is more than 100 years old and has already passed through some of the beaches of Hong Kong until it was posted here. It was named after Sir Henry Arthur Blake, the 12th British governor of Hong Kong.


The prices at the market are up for haggling, do not hesitate.

After wandering around the market, at the exit from the market turn to Stanley Road where there are many different restaurants and food stalls that are worth trying. There is also a viewpoint over the whole area, with a wooden promenade and cafes and different foods.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
#The Gallery that is the Oldest Mall in the World

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, opened in 1877, and is the world's first indoor mall. The residents of Milan, love it very much and affectionately refer to it as the "Milan Lounge" or in Italian "Il Salotto di Milano".

The gallery is named after the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuel II. Even if you do not buy here, you should see the unique design of the ancient shopping center, located on the north side of the Duomo Square.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most impressive sites in the city. Notice its mosaic floor that a lot was put into. Look at the impressive glass ceiling above you. Take a look at the beautiful frescoes and the shop windows of one of the oldest and central fashion centers in Italy and perhaps in Europe as a whole.

At the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II along with a collection of luxury stores, fashion designer stores and expensive jewelry stores, one can find fine gelato stores, gourmet restaurants, luxury cafes and more.

For a long time, the gallery had been the place where the locals of Milan met. Besides the locals, many tourists and shopping enthusiasts flock to the gallery every day, where the flagship stores of big designers such as Prada, which opened here in 1913 are located, or old restaurants such as the Baffy Cafe established in 1867 and the Savini restaurant, which was established in 1884.

The entrance to the beautiful indoor building from the Duomo Square is through an entrance gate designed as a spectacular triumphal gate, made of marble and granite. From there, the gallery leads up to Piazza della Scala, where the city's famous opera house, the Teatro La Scala, is located. Next to it is Milan's city hall, known as the Palazzo Marino.

#What is Here?

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a kind of metaphor for the entire city of Milan. In its neoclassical architecture it combines the old and the new and offers in one place the best of fashion, luxury and prestige.
From the world of fashion, such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci to expensive jewelry stores, from Swarovski stones to Bransoni's silverware, this spectacular mall features designer stores and the finest brands. Alongside them are art galleries, along with bookstores, cafes and gourmet restaurants, such as those of the famous Gucci, Zucca and Baffy cafes.

#The Sad Story of the Architect of the Gallery

One of the saddest stories in the history of architecture took place here. It is associated with the architect of the elegant and impressive shopping palace – the architect Giuseppe Mengoni. Mengoni won the design competition with his plan of a building that will link Piazza Duomo in Milan to the Piazza della Scala near Milan's Opera House.

Inspired by the historic Passages Couverts of Paris and the Burlington Arcade in London (perhaps the prototype of today's indoor shopping centers), Mengoni proposed in the competition a construction of a commercial avenue with a glass-and-steel ceiling that will connect the squares.

He proposed and won. It soon became clear that Mengoni was in love with this project. He designed it for all its details, taking great care in choosing the materials, the overall design, and the meticulous and uncompromising finishing of every detail in the magnificent building that was built in Milan.

In those days Italy was united and in the light of the turbulent time of those days, Mengoni filled the gallery with patriotic symbols that expressed the unity and the trust he had in the young state. Perhaps it was a mystical feeling that this would be his greatest architectural legacy, but Mengoni gave his life to this project. And not just metaphorically. Because just before the construction was finished, the day before the impressive gate of the magnificent building was inaugurated, something happened. While examining the last touches of the project, Mengoni fell to his death from a scaffold on which he stood, near the arch. So, the architect that was in love with the project did not get to see how his gallery became a great success and how it became, from a project designed to connect two major attractions in the city, to history itself, as the first shopping mall ever.

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#The Best Shopping in Milan

The "Excelsior" department store is a spectacular and even amazing place where the experience of buying is unique and different from other places you may know.

The store, which belongs to the Italian chain of stores “Coin”, is spread over seven floors. The design of this department store is contemporary and innovative. Many video screens are embedded in every corner and create a thrilling journey of visuals to the lifestyle that surrounds the buyers here and connects them to the world of fashion, gadgets and fine dining sold at the Excelsior.

The prestigious department store was designed by renowned Italian architect Jean Nouvel and his partner Vincenzo de Cotiis. The brilliance of the two here is that they have transformed an old movie theater in the city into an innovative and prestigious fashion center.

After you have been impressed and maybe even bought some of the goods (assuming you got over the prices here), you should also go up to the wonderful dining floor. The entrance is through a wine shop, where even the coolers create a stunning experience of advanced industrial design.
In the supermarket below, you can purchase excellent food items from the meat and fruit stands, as well as spices, cheese and cold cuts. If you would like, take some of the excellent ready-made food and head for the nearby park.

Are you ready for a gourmet picnic?

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La Rinascente
#The Best Shopping Area in Milan

The La Rinascente department store is a huge store that spreads over 8 floors. It is located in Piazza Duomo, north of the city's famous city cathedral and close to the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery.

Rinascente is a prestigious department store chain in Europe and its Milan department store is considered one of the largest department stores in the world. Here you can buy everything. There are clothes, underwear, children's clothing, toys, designer furniture and high-quality electronics, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes, wine stores, coffee and luxury kitchenware. By the way, world-class brands, such as Chanel and Marc Jacobs, sell here in small spaces, designed as small luxury shops, which simulate independent boutiques within the large department store.

One of the interesting floors in the store is the basement. Here, you will find a real supermarket, but for design. This is a place that gives you an experience of wandering the supermarket, but you can buy a huge variety of design items of all sizes and designers and leading design companies in the world.


Go up to the mall's roof floor and sit in one of the three restaurants in it. When you sit there, you will see right next to you, the upper part of the Duomo and its wonderful statues close up. It is a delightful experience to see this architectural marvel at the cost of a meal or cup of coffee and right next to you.
Apart from the restaurants and the coffee shop on the roof floor, there is also a huge deli, barbershop and health bar on the seventh floor.

Do not forget to request VAT refund forms.

From the basement level there is direct access to the subway station.

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