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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

Address: 7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229985
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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369 reviews 369 reviews
100 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Next to the international bus station you will find this market. It's huge and sells a lot of different things (food, fresh fruit, fish, clothes etc.). The food here is cheap, definitely way cheaper than in the supermarkets (in the supermarkets in Riga you will pay the same prices as in Western-Europe). If you are looking for some cheap food... More

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The central market is impressive and gives an authentic feel for what it might be like to live in Riga both now and 50+ years ago. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the Central Market for souvenir hunters or families with small children looking for some Latvian charm, but it's different than anything I had seen before and definitely worth the trip.

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This should be under attraction and Not for shopping. It's just amazing of what you see there. Will find anything you are looking for.

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was my first port of call while in riga this place has everything and it's enormous with 5 different sections aswell it is very cheap I picked up lunch for less than two euros try one the local cakes in the bakery section

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

you can't see it all in a day- and if you are staying for awhile have the means to prepare meals- check out all the fresh meats and produce- many of the vendors will barter on price - helps if you speak Latvian or Russian- but not a deal breaker. -

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Here you can find the real Riga food culture..and also from the nearest places.. I was addicted to the smoked salmon that I used to eat with Uzbekan bread! Also you can see how many kind of Stoker meat and fishes they have and drink a fabolous homemade applejuice!The atmosphere it's great!An East melting pot!Cool!

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158 reviews 158 reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This market runs the entire gamut from awesome produce and prepared foods, to tacky souvenirs to some of the worst clothing you will ever see in your entire life. The food areas are especially interesting if you are a snacky type of person or you are cooking your own food somewhere. I bought a pile of delicious pickles on the... More

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Haderslev, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was more impressed by the old buildings that used to house the zeppelins under the World War 1. The market had a lot of fish, vegetables and cakes and it is interesting to see and Cheap to get a snack. I would not Call it the biggest or the most interesting market in Europe but it is nice.

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Anna Maria Island, FL
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Enjoy your visit to Europe's largest food market and bazaar. The 'Zeppelin' hangers started out at a WWI German Airship Base, Vainode, Latvia. After the war, the hangers were dismantled and the 'tops' were reused to cover the new buildings. After seven years of construction, the first market opened Nov. 2, 1930. Our tour group visited and everyone purchased a... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An easy 10 minute walk from Old Riga, this is a large local market centered around five repurposed Zeppelin Hangars. Since it was close to 5 p.m. when vendors were packing up, we walked quickly through the hangars and had a brief look at all the fish, caviar, poultry, and meats on display. The flower market outside the hangars carries... More

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