Central Market (Centraltirgus), Riga

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At Central Market (Centraltirgus), see how old German zeppelin hangars from World War I were reconstructed to serve as venues to sell meat, fish, produce, and dairy products. One of the most notable structures from 20th century in Latvia, this market has been included in World Heritage List. Try some smoked salmon, homemade apple juice, caviar, or freshly picked mushrooms. You can shop for nonfood items, too, such as knee-length woolen socks with "Riga" knitted into them. Each pavilion has slightly different opening hours. To visit Central Market (Centraltirgus) on your trip to Riga, use our Riga journey builder website .
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  • More affordable price, other market favorite kite going to buy this, make the phrase went to central market. Helsinki also tasted smoked rolled all the phrase good heh
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  • We visited the markets and was overwhelmed by the array of lovely fresh fruit, veg as well as dairy, meat and fish too. It felt like stepping back in time when it was common to purchase groceries this...  more »
  • Once these were German aircraft hangars. Then the Latvian authorities did here market. Unlike the rest of the city movement. The people of lot, noisy, there is a sense of the market, so to speak. Each hangar specializes in a separate form of goods. I bought myself a sprat) Between hangars also tents. Hands hold onto pockets, market it and Africa market, closer to stop always hang out some bomzhevatye guys. At night you can go through (without going to the hangars naturally), no one will encounter.
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  • Not many parking places. Very crowded. Quality of fruits and vegetables is good during summer, but most of them come from Poland. Fish quality could be better, but some sellers can send a message or keep some fresh fish for you on agreement. Night market in summer period is nice there, but prices are higher.
  • Is the most fabulous market in Europe, there is everything from fresh to smoked and marinated fish, meats and vegetables, fresh Latvian black bread, everything is reasonably priced and they have homemade vodka in the front. Truly a Baltic gourmet experience!
  • Great produce, especially the cheese is lovely! Try the fermented cabbage and watch out for the konditoria with the coffee shop in the corner of one if the hangars. Great coffee and pastry there, super cheap as well.
  • Great market. You can buy just about anything and the fresh food looks amazing. The old zeppelin hangars that house it are huge and very well heated
  • It's a nice stroll in the morning but nothing spectacular or particularly unique. Since the city is so walkable there's no reason to not do a quick drop by though.
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