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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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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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
13 attraction reviews
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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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Riga's Central Market (Rīgas Centrāltirgus) is well worth visiting. Local products are of particular interest, such as smoked fish or village bread (baked with addition of treacle and spices).

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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It’s quite impressive, the central market. The market is spread in some old zeppelin hangars as well as an outside area. We particularly liked the small stands outside where fresh locally picked fruits and berries were on display. We were there mid-July and many had a few litres of wild strawberries and raspberries on sale (about a euro or so... More

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Milan, Italy
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472 reviews 472 reviews
79 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

not sure why some comments are so enthusiastic , a low level market, big in size but not very exciting , and the impression of being still behind the iron curtain

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