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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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Huge, local market

Enormous market, with the stalls arranged inside "aircraft hanger" type buildings. The "hangers" are parallel, one after the other, different "hangers" having different sorts of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Adria, Italy
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Adria, Italy
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enormous market, with the stalls arranged inside "aircraft hanger" type buildings. The "hangers" are parallel, one after the other, different "hangers" having different sorts of food. There is also the odd stall outside. Not touristy at all, this is where Latvians do their daily shopping! Inside each hanger there are small cafeterias too, ideal for sitting down and having a... More 

Thank FTMDave
Lodz, Poland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have some money to spent in Riga you should definitely go to the Central Market and buy amazing food. There is a unbelievable combination of tastes and flavours. You can meet here fruits and vegetables from all over the world, milk, fish and much, much more!

Thank Anna S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a look around and the market is huge! The market is cleverly separated into sections, the bakery, fruit and veg, meat, fish etc. We could have spent hours walking around. The market is full of locals all doing their shopping, it was nice to be amongst it. Not far from the city centre, close to the... More 

Thank Amey G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely not just a tourist attraction but a great place to see ordinary local people shopping for their everyday needs. The huge hangars full of meat, vegetables, fish, cakes etc. are worth experiencing per se but the prices are more than reasonable so we bought for example 0.7 kgs of Latvian honey which cost only 5 euros. Cakes... More 

Thank Jusarius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Market has a host of vendors - the most up-market ones inside the hangers and as the stalls get further outside, the prices get lower. Old-babcias selling hand-knitted hats, etc. Halls are split into meat, fish, vegetables. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

Thank Stuart F
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

near the railway and bus stations as well as the Stockman centre if you like it. This is a real market - not one full of people shouting deals at you or full of tourist rubbish, but a real market were normal people come to get daily goods - mainly food items that are well displayed and full of scents.... More 

Thank jim m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really impressive market. The huge hangers are filled with so much variety of produce, much of it items you will not see outside of this region. For that reason it is a very enjoyable visit to see the produce and perhaps also pick up food for a picnic. The flowers are also amazing - and people have... More 

Thank flan_1969
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of things to see, smell, taste. Interesting market in 4 air hangers, plus stalls outside. Food, home goods, good for souvenirs.

Thank Ninochka1
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This marketplace, set in and around aircraft hangars that were developed into markets in the 20s is a must-see if visiting Riga. Packed full of fresh food, textiles, pastries, and all sorts of odds and ends, the market is an incredible experience. Perfect for buying unique souvenirs, grabbing lunch, or hunting out a bargain. Lots of the stuff on offer... More 

Thank Stephen H
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To enter these hangars is to be hit in the face with a carneval of sound and smells. Do what I did - stop inside the doors and close your eyes. Smell and listen. Its fantastic! Then take a trip amongst the stalls of fish and other seafoods. Its a wonderful sight. The sellers are friendly and let you take... More 

Thank Asswag

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