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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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Richmond Hill, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Mainly locals market with good food and good prices. My sister and I spent an hour wandering the isles of this Market. There are 3 or 4 large indoor halls and then some outdoor stalls as well. The cheese vendors are very good and I would recommend getting a bag of mixed local sweets from all the candy shops. Or... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

SUCH an experience!! Definitely worth visiting from a cultural perspective, but don't go expecting to buy anything. The fish market was amazing/terrifying. The market takes 'big fish, little fish, cardboard box' quite literally...

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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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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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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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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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