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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7229985
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Ranked #1 of 13 shopping in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ok, so if there is just one thing you must do in Riga, then this is it! If you want to experience the true heart of Riga food, then this is the place to go. Huge hangers set the backdrop for local produce and fresh fish, meat and baked goods!! Outside you find more locals selling their goods and also... More

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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Riga's Central Market (Rīgas Centrāltirgus) is well worth visiting. Local products are of particular interest, such as smoked fish or village bread (baked with addition of treacle and spices).

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Kiruna
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It’s quite impressive, the central market. The market is spread in some old zeppelin hangars as well as an outside area. We particularly liked the small stands outside where fresh locally picked fruits and berries were on display. We were there mid-July and many had a few litres of wild strawberries and raspberries on sale (about a euro or so... More

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Milan, Italy
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

not sure why some comments are so enthusiastic , a low level market, big in size but not very exciting , and the impression of being still behind the iron curtain

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

5 huge, old airplane hangers containing foods of every kind put U.S. super markets to shame. Fish and seafood sold in every manner (dried, fresh, fillet) fill one hanger. Cheese, breads, smoked meat beg to be purchased for a picnic lunch. Strawberries, cherries and little mushrooms are in season in July. Outside of the indoor hangers are blocks of kiosks... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A Central Market in and around Zeppelin hangars? Yes, and just as fantastic as it sounds. We walked around several times, and always found something interesting. From old Soviet paraphernalia to lovely flowers, grey peas, amber and all sorts of smoked food. Don't forget the fresh fish, everything possible from the region including eel, small sturgeons and even round goby!

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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you visit Riga you can't miss this fantastic market.What a display of food,fruits,fish,meat,vegetables etc.I love the big cherries and strawberries.Market so big and crowded.As in other big cities be careful of your valuables.

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Central Market is just a short walk from the old town. It consists of 5 zeppelin hangars (4 are connected) and a huge area of outdoor stalls. Each hangar has a different focus: meat, fish, grocery, etc. The fish is very fresh, but I was very distressed to see much of it was still alive and flopping on the... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Central Market is a definite must to visit while in Riga. The ocean of outside stalls and the four main linked-halls are filled with everything you could possible want/need/imagine. The more popular merchants often had long lines of patrons, while others had none. Great opportunity to experience everyday life in Riga.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a rainy day when our cruise ship arrived in Riga. It was only a short walk into Old Town. I had read about the former zepplin hangers housing the Central Market. We found them and were so happy we did. There are 4 huge hangers filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, pickles, meat and fish,as well as... More

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