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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7229985
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Ranked #2 of 13 Shopping in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well if one wants to enjoy how real food looks like, he or she should go there and bring children, so he understands what food comes from where. Depending on season one can find everything, from duck and turkey to wild mushrooms and pumpkins. Great pickles and real honey. Fish market offers it all from smoked fish to caviar, to... More

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Turku, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you need to buy something in Riga, be it an insanely ugly and unfashionable shirt, fresh fish, vegetables, soap or pastries you will find it here! Get some soap or a pair of knitted socks as souvenirs. Or buy an interesting food item. Or just stroll by the many little shops and counters inside and outside of this great... More

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Levice, Slovakia
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68 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Here you may buy everything what you wants for eating. You can also find something like restaurant, which prepare great home food. Free entrance. You may have problem, when you speak only english.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A huge array of food and other goods set in 5 super-sized warehouses. The vibe is definitely working market, rather than tourist orientated, which we liked. The market was filled with Riga locals going about their daily and weekly shopping. We walked forwards and backwards and forwards again buying little delicacies for an afternoon picnic - herrings, smoked salmon, salami,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Housed in 5 separate hangers originally designed for blimps. Spillover booths in the surrounding area. Runs till 6 pm. An easy 6 block walk from old town. This is primarily a local source for mostly food and some goods. Each hanger is supposed to be for one product line, e. G.vegetables, meat, etc., but frankly it is a bit of... More

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Gerona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Look for Pie Nikolaja in the 3rd Hall at the Central Market of Riga - South of the Railway Station... It's a cafe/restauration place with somewhat still of an old Soviet style, but dot not mention that to Ekaterina or Galina who welcome U there. Ask them to preprare U for the next day, a generous assortment of smoked fish... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Central Markets boast a vast array of local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, spices, hand made and imported goods The locals shop here for their fresh food stuffs because the quality and prices are so good Don't expect to find cafés or the like - it's for the locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We liked walking through looking at everything from foods to home goods , clothing and more. really something. A Must see place. It goes on and on indoors and out doors.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place for shopping, many different goods in one place. And the best choice for for buying food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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