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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7229985
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

you can't see it all in a day- and if you are staying for awhile have the means to prepare meals- check out all the fresh meats and produce- many of the vendors will barter on price - helps if you speak Latvian or Russian- but not a deal breaker. -

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Formia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Here you can find the real Riga food culture..and also from the nearest places.. I was addicted to the smoked salmon that I used to eat with Uzbekan bread! Also you can see how many kind of Stoker meat and fishes they have and drink a fabolous homemade applejuice!The atmosphere it's great!An East melting pot!Cool!

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158 reviews 158 reviews
95 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This market runs the entire gamut from awesome produce and prepared foods, to tacky souvenirs to some of the worst clothing you will ever see in your entire life. The food areas are especially interesting if you are a snacky type of person or you are cooking your own food somewhere. I bought a pile of delicious pickles on the... More

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Haderslev, Denmark
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was more impressed by the old buildings that used to house the zeppelins under the World War 1. The market had a lot of fish, vegetables and cakes and it is interesting to see and Cheap to get a snack. I would not Call it the biggest or the most interesting market in Europe but it is nice.

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Anna Maria Island, FL
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Enjoy your visit to Europe's largest food market and bazaar. The 'Zeppelin' hangers started out at a WWI German Airship Base, Vainode, Latvia. After the war, the hangers were dismantled and the 'tops' were reused to cover the new buildings. After seven years of construction, the first market opened Nov. 2, 1930. Our tour group visited and everyone purchased a... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
4 attraction 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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