"The Wheat Market","The Horses Market", "George Kirkov," "The Women's Market", Jenski pazar…. Different names for the same place…. Over the years, the market has changed its location and appearance, nonetheless remaining a well-known urban trading center.
The place has been known through the ages as “The Women’s market”. That comes from the weekly villagers’ market of Ottoman Sofia, located at the central square. During the Ottoman rule it was the only public place women were allowed to attend, moreover only on Fridays.
After decades of neglect, the place was in bad need of major repairs. At present, it has both indoor and outdoor areas and its overall appearance is quite contemporary.