We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Central Market (Centraltirgus)

7 Negu iela,, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7229985
Update attraction details
Ranked #1 of 10 shopping in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
110 visitor photos
Write a Review

126 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This market has everything; clothes, nic nacs, fish, meat, cheeses, home made pastries (quite good and very cheap), nuts, spices, hand made soaps..the list goes on. They even have a brewery counter which sells cheap disgusting beer in plastic bottles! It is a feast for the senses. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
370 reviews 370 reviews
64 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a huge market housed in several old hangars. It has an amazing selection of fish , meat, flowers ,fruit ,vegetables, clothes and a few souvenirs. Well worth a visit .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, England
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Huge indoor market - well worth a look - and great for people watching. The small cafe near the fish hall is excellent - with dirt cheap, cooked to order fresh fish dishes. A bit scruffy, yes, but absolutely delicious!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A really huge and interesting market to wonder around. We went a couple of times on our visit, as we went back on the last day to buy Balsams to take home. The market was the cheapest place we found it. The baked goods were yummy! I would suggest you visit on a week day if possible, as it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is very much a working market and not touristy. Lots of different foods on offer with people busy buying their requirements. There were a few souvenir stalls selling good quality items cheaper than the city centre shops. Lots of sights, sounds and smells. Well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Its exactly that - a HUGE indoor and ourdoor market in 5 zeppelin hangars. Incredible selection of fresh fish in the middle hangar, masses of meat, loads of fruit and veg and even a supermarket inside. There are various non-food items for sale outside as well. Interesting to see, but probably no more than ten minutes entertainment unless you actually... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dime Box, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went to this market to buy all the fixings for Christmas dinner. If you go expecting English and friendly, American style customer service, you'll be put off, but don't be--it's worth it. The market is both inside and around former Zeppelin hangers, so each building is huge. There's a bit of a mix, but in general each has a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A lovely place to see what Latvian food has to offer. There are stalls both outside and inside selling everything from lampreys to chicken livers. There's a lovely restaurant called cafe 371 outside of the hangars between the dairy and grocery halls. The food is made of traditional ingredients bought from the market but in a very modern style. It's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We overheard someone mentioning the market on our cruise and as we had finished "doing" the city core, we decided to go see it. We chose to walk although the streets along the route were rather run down. We felt safe, but there is a trolley available if walking is not your cup of tea.The market itself was an amazing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

While the central market is "on the other side of the tracks" don't be afraid to go there. This was my first time back to the market in 20 years and not much has changed in those 20 years. I think the only real additions is that they've cleaned it up a bit and also the fact that they have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Central Market (Centraltirgus) also viewed


Been to Central Market (Centraltirgus)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Central Market (Centraltirgus), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing