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The Central Market Hall
This solid stone building is in the centre of Sofi a for two reasons – commercial and cultural. The Central Market Hall is one of the capital inhabitants’ favourite shopping places. However, not many of them know that the ambition of the designer, architect N. Torbov, had been to make the imposing building of the covered market suggest the fame and grandeur of Mediaeval Bulgaria, of the palaces in Pliska and Preslav. ‘National Romanticism’, this is how the champions of creating traditional Bulgarian architecture, the architect of the Central Market Hall (1911), N. Torbov, and his colleague, P. Momchilov, defi ned their style. In 1911, architect P. Momchilov designed the Central Mineral Baths, which contributed to the harmony of Banski Square.