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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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Address: 7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229985
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Serious culture and some odd ball stuff

Definitely check this place out if u want cultural immersion. The smells and sights alone are a cultural experience. Lots of cool food that u can try beyond the market foods for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Englewood, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely check this place out if u want cultural immersion. The smells and sights alone are a cultural experience. Lots of cool food that u can try beyond the market foods for locals. Got to see a tough Latvian woman kill a giant fish and found and old Soviet military hat for 25€ within 3 minutes. Good for a 1-2... More 

Thank Marini49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each 'shed' houses a different type of food. The fish shed was amazing and the place with the pickled cabbage was educational. It is perfectly acceptable to go around eating people's cabbage to make a comparison. There are little bars and food cafes in most of the sheds and it gets you out of wind and rainy weather. There's a... More 

Thank JJW1327
Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to see if you've never been. Was amazed the first time I went, hadn't seen anything like that before. Can basically find any local foods that you can imagine. The prices are decent. Hard to know who to buy from though. The area has been cleaned up and updated in recent years. My only suggestion would be to avoid... More 

Thank Joe B
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The market buildings alone are very interesting, having started existence as zepplin hangers. the they are crammed full of wonderful Latvian produce- honeys, meats, dairy goodies- you name it- and many for tasting.

Thank kezcullen
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I now find a great way to learn about a city is to visit its traditional market. This is one of the largest I've seen and had a great atmosphere to it. There are so many different foods to see and buy here at very reasonable prices. If I had more luggage allowance I would have filled the case with... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the market as part of the free walking tour and were blown away by the variety of food on offer. From pigs heads, noses and windpipes to pastries, fruit, live carp, tench, fish heads, flowers, coats and boots!!!! Loads to see and watch the locals shop. Amazing place to look around. Make sure that you're discreet if taking... More 

Thank k h
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The central market is housed in five old Zeppelin hangers and also has stalls outside. We arrived around 4pm and stalls were beginning to pack away. It was interesting to see the array of fruit, vegetables and fish on offer.

Thank Russ1470
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large covered and outdoor market next to the old bus station Old Town Riga. Walk from hall to hall, Fish, then fruit and veg, then meats, seeds and spices, on and on. mostly women working on the stalls. Outdoor there are clothes, toys and household stalls.

Thank poppytigi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see when you visit Riga. Near old town and the railway station. 5 huge Zepplin hangers house the goods with many stalks outside. Near the railway station. Try the local food and look out for the bust stalls. Went back 3 times!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's a pretty large market - one each for meat, vegetables, seafood etc. The outdoor area had plenty of fruits and vegetables as well, loved the place :-) Sellers weren't pushy and rather accommodating of tourists too. Was pretty busy on the weekend, but would definitely recommend for a walkabout

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