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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  • It you want to see where the locals buy their food then head to the central market! A great place for a bite too eat and drink too - lots of different options! Very reasonable prices and great...  more »
  • Lots and lots of food!!! Last hall was under renovation! Local fruits, vegetables, cheese and meat! Bar and dinner on sight.  more »
  • Having beer in the middle hall after enjoying variety of market offerings of fish, meat, veggies, spices, sweets and more.  more »
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  • Meat is cheaper and of better quality than in stores. Better walking around before buying something, sometimes you may find that thing twice cheaper just over the corner. Important: you cannot pay using your card, better to have some cash in advance. However, I was recently surprised that I could pay by card to buy chicken breast in the meat pavilion. They are becoming more customer oriented
  • I can't say everything is available here but you can find almost all of your basic things at a reasonable price. Seriously the biggest market I've seen in my entire life. A very unique and special shopping malls at a broad scale. You should definitely check them out. The photos attached are just a separate section for meat. Just check how big the market is ....
  • If you visit it in summer you would be surprised about all the fresh fruits and berries straight from the gardens! There is a night market all through the night (located just behind the main market place). I go there often after work to buy fresh strawberries or tomatoes. They are so different from the ones you would buy at the supermarket.
  • Fish market - the best ! You can buy fresh, smoked or salted fish. Always fresh and good. They have some places where You can taste sea food, also small restaurant (a bit expensive) with prepared fish. Also good place for eating - Spanish products in the vegetables pavilion, You can try meat, cheese, vine😊
  • What a fantastic place to visit. From the architectural design and style of the 1930's former Zeppelin hangers to to vast range of fresh food and produce available. It was interesting to note how all the stalls; in the fish and vegetable section; were resourced by women. Simply marvelous.
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