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Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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Address: Negu iela 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229985
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Private Riga Central Market Tour
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They must sell every item of food possible!

Really interesting to see so many different types of foodstuff in these old Zeppelin hangers by the river. The smoked fish hall is particularly amazing. Although we didn't stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting to see so many different types of foodstuff in these old Zeppelin hangers by the river. The smoked fish hall is particularly amazing. Although we didn't stop, the small cafes in the market looked great for coffee or lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here as part of an alternative tour of Riga. It sells just about every foodstuff you could want, as well a souvenirs and everything in between. It's a good place to get a glimpse of everyday Riga. I would recommend stopping by for breakfast.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide suggested we visit. It was ok. Short walk from hotel but I personally wasn't that impressed if comparing other central markets in other countries

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Thank travelwithpam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here as part of a Riga Food Tour. Learned a lot about the various items, but still worth a visit even without a guide or translator. There is a place in one of the building that sells beer and offers free samples; great way to get a sense of Latvian beer. The fish building can be a little overpowering... More 

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Thank Patrick W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A big market including everything from fish, fruit, meat and old fashioned clothes. Mostly locals do their shopping here. Spend an hour or so strolling around.

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Thank Marita B
Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This huge central market has it all. At first I came across table after table of cheap clothes and was quite disappointed. But then came booth after booth of fresh flowers, then fresh fruits and vegetables, and buildings for cheese, bread, meat and fish. I wish this shopping was available in my town. This is the real Riga, where not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arriving shortly after noon, I immediately found a restaurant serving traditional Latvian cuisine—and a good local beer☺ I ate like a pig, so this little piggy went to market. Riga Central Market (Rigas Centraltirgus) is Europe’s largest bazaar/market, and is one of the most notable structures from 20th century in Latvia. It has been designate a UNESCO World Heritage Site.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely market with plenty of fresh produce, housed in some pretty cool old Zeppelin air hangers. Go there to see the buildings, or to collect food to bring back to your Airbnb to cook, or to take to a picnic. If however you were like us and we're expecting to pick up a sandwich made with fresh... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge hangars full of food and eateries, bustling with people and tourists. I found it a bit overwhelming after a few minutes but worth browsing for at least a little bit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we've been to many of these new age food markets around Europe, but Riga is one of the oldest and the largest. Originally comprised of 4 zeppelin hangars from WWI, it has a large newer hall and a massive outdoor area. It was actually overwhelming! But perhaps the greatest thing is that it's not totally modern so it's not... More 

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