Day At The Mall: Fun & Shopping At Mall Markovo Tepe
Spending a day at the mall can be a fun family activity while on vacation! It’s also a great way to make use of a rainy weekend without having to stay indoors all day. Mall Markovo Tepe is one of Plovdiv’s most modern malls and a favourite choice for both the citizens and guests of the city, due to its close proximity to the centre and the amazing selection of shops, venues and facilities. Here are some of our top suggestions on how you can spend a day at the mall and get the most out of the experience, whether you’re on a shopping trip or just looking to have some fun with your family and friends!
When it comes to shops, at Mall Markovo Tepe you will literally be spoiled with choice. There are many well-known international brands you can choose from, as well as some local ones where you can shop for new and exciting things.
Some of the well-known brands inside Mall Markovo Tepe include:
- clothing and shoes: Superdry, Tom Tailor, Lee Cooper, CCC, Original Marines, LC Waikiki
- jewelry: Pandora
- lingerie: Za-Za, Yamamay
- sports goods: Sport Depot
- cosmetics and makeup: Douglas, Al Amar
Fun with the children
What better way to have fun with your child than to take them to one of Plovdiv’s most modern playgrounds? Capella Play is a family-friendly entertainment venue for children from the age of 0 to 12 and their parents. The company develops its own indoor entertainment centres operating in large shopping centres. The first Capella Play Centre was actually set up in Copenhagen and was visited by over 250 000 people in the first year alone!
What to expect at the playground? Among the enormous jungle of challenges, you’ll find fun labyrinths, slides, climbing bridges, a kart track, and a special multi-purpose sports hall. The venue is also suitable for birthday parties.
Enjoying a movie at the cinema
Arena Cinema is one of the local’s favourite venues for watching films. The cinema is located on the second level of the mall and features state-of-the-art technology, modern design and very comfortable armchairs to satisfy even the most discerning viewers.
In order to create an even more unique cinema experience, the venue features extras such as IMAX, LUXE, PREMIUM and VIP. The Dolby Atmos sound system allows for a 360-degree soundtrack. Arena Max also happens to be the biggest cinema chain in Bulgaria operating with a total of 10 venues with 81 halls in 6 different cities.
Grabbing a bite to eat at the Food Court
The food court is located on the second level of Mall Markovo Tepe. You can indulge in a great selection of foods ranging from fast food to healthier options.
Popular fast food options include well-known chains such as Burger King, Texas Chicken, and Subway. If you’d like to try some freshly cooked local food, visit the stalls of BMS (Bulgarian kitchen) chain. They offer super tasty meals cooked on the spot. If you’re more of a pasta fan don’t worry because Pappa Yozzi will delight you with hearty portions of amazing fresh pasta. The chain of Eliniki Gyros, on the other hand, will literally transport you to Greece for a taste of some authentic gyros made according to the original Greek recipe.
Dining at Victoria Restaurant
Restaurant Victoria is one of the most modern places for classy dining experiences in Plovdiv! The venue has a very elegant and yet vintage design that’s perfect for a romantic dinner or a meal with the entire family. The large and spacious salon also features a terrace full of light and greenery where you can enjoy the amazing roofscape views over Plovdiv. A distinctive feature of the chain is the carefully selected menu offering amazing chef’s specialities. At restaurant Victoria, you can enjoy freshly made and baked pizza, a good selection of pasta, various types of fish, meats, sausages and cheeses, a sushi menu and a rich wine selection. You can find the venue on the second level inside the mall.
Going for a workout at Athletic Fitness
Athletic Fitness is a top choice for both locals and guests of the city who particularly love the gym due to its big spacious training areas and halls – perfect for organizing a group session. The instructors are incredibly well trained and will assist you at every step of the way, and in any aspect, so you can achieve your fitness goals. In terms of exercise equipment, expect only the latest and most professional brands on the market. The gym can get pretty busy in the evenings, especially after rush hour. You can find Athletic Fitness on level 3 at the mall.
Going for a coffee break
Baked goods and authentic Italian coffee at Onda Coffee Break
Coffee culture is a pretty big deal around here. People love meeting with friends and family over a cuppa at the mall – it’s a great way to sit down, take a break and refuel, especially after a long shopping trip. Onda Coffee Break is one of the best places to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while at the mall. Fans of authentic Italian coffee will surely enjoy the high quality, 100% Arabic coffee – “Caffe Diemme”. There’s also a varied assortment of other coffee beverages such as cappuccinos, iced coffee and many other soft beverages.
This popular coffee shop chain is well known across town and it also happens to offer far more than just great coffee. There’s a good variety of sandwiches, freshly baked goods such as french croissants, delicious homemade chocolate cookies (everyone’s favourite) and many types of cakes. If you like Italian desserts you can also try the super tasty cannoli – a creamy, ricotta cheese dessert that’s native to the region of Sicily. You can find Onda Coffee on the ground floor of the mall.
Beverages & cakes at Cake Collection
The Cake Collection is another good place to stop by either for a refreshing drink, a coffee or if you’d like to buy a cake. There’s an amazing assortment of cakes that are perfect for any kind of celebration or birthday party. You can try a piece or get the whole thing home – your choice! If you need a custom-made cake, they will help you get your dream one, too. You can find Cake Collection at level 2 of the mall.
Healthy options at Fresh Bar
Fresh Bar is a chain of healthy fresh juices and exotic cocktails, made with clean, high-quality ingredients. Here you can enjoy a huge variety of healthy juices as well as fresh, natural shakes. All prepared on the spot and right in front of your eyes. You can find them at level 2 in the mall.
Perhaps you prefer to do a bit of grocery shopping while at the mall? Inside Mall Markovo Tepe you will also be able to find one of Plovdiv’s most popular supermarket chains – Triumph. So far, the chain has 9 sites located in all neighborhoods of the city. For more than 16 years, the Triumph chain has been confidently dominating the market with an incredible assortment of more than 50,000 kinds of products.
You’ll find that the store is very well stocked with many international products as well as vegetarian options. If you’re looking to try fresh seasonal fruit and veggies you’ll also be in luck. Locals particularly love the store for the budget-friendly section with cooked foods and baked pastries. They are very delicious indeed and a great option for those who’d rather grab something to eat on the go and not sit at a restaurant inside the mall. You can find Triumph on level -2 inside the mall.
As you can see there are many activities around the mall that are bound to keep you and your family both engaged and entertained for the duration of an entire day. So whether you’re looking to do some shopping, enjoy a meal or a coffee with friends, or you’re simply on the lookout for some family-friendly things to do, be sure you’ll find what you’re looking for (if not more), all under the roof of Markovo Tepe Mall!