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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

Address: 7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229985
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Ranked #1 of 16 Shopping & Fashion in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Mansfield uk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Weil this is the real heart for the locals shopping. You can see the range and depth of produce the locals go and buy. Its worth the walk. Huge buildings were apparently built as Airship hangars!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Huge indoor market area which will appeal to those that like to see a bit of local life when on their travels. A good few hours can be spent wandering around the stalls brimming with all sorts of stuff. The fish is the high point but not for the squeamish. There are bars and cafes along the way: true no... More 

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Pieksamaki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been going to Riga maybe 10 times by now and last time was Christmas. Somehow nearly every day I end up in Central Market. Those old Zeppelin halls and outside market seem to pull me like a magnet. You can buy nearly everything but international labels. Meat, veggies, fruit, clothing etc. It is like a very large indoor... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Where ordinary Latvians go shopping .... There is a great display of goods on sale here (and many a bargain to be had). If you are self catering in Riga this is a great place to stock up on provisions. What a fantastic use for five old Zeppelin Hangers

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a tourist attraction as well as a place to come and buy your fruit and vegetables. It's great for people watching but doesn't have the street food culture I was expecting.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A perfect place to do what the locals do. Great shopping for fresh produce. An amazing selection of fresh meat, vegetables and fish and anything else that you could possibly think of The smoked meat and fish was probably the best I have seen anywhere A couple of really inexpensive restaurants there too.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There are 5 zepplin hangers.each has a different food. I have never ever seen so much meat in one place. The fruit and veg was amazing. Beautifully displayed and such wonderful colours. The fish market has a magnificent amount of smoked fish and the freshest fish you can buy! It is still wriggling on the slab. I found it a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The central Market in Riga, close to the main train & bus station is more of an attraction than a shopping destination. It is housed in five restored WW1 Zeppelin hangars which were brought here from an airbase close to the border with Lithuania. The market was built between 1924 and 1930 and is a mix of neoclassical and art... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Next to the international bus station you will find this market. It's huge and sells a lot of different things (food, fresh fruit, fish, clothes etc.). The food here is cheap, definitely way cheaper than in the supermarkets (in the supermarkets in Riga you will pay the same prices as in Western-Europe). If you are looking for some cheap food... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The central market is impressive and gives an authentic feel for what it might be like to live in Riga both now and 50+ years ago. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the Central Market for souvenir hunters or families with small children looking for some Latvian charm, but it's different than anything I had seen before and definitely worth the trip.

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