Riga Central Market, Riga

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At Riga Central Market, 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. A visit to Riga Central Market represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Riga family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Huge market in resettled former German aircraft hangars. It's about finding what is the region. We have eaten here also Lampreys. Everything much cheaper than in the shops of the city. A must for every visitor who is interested in land and people.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We are available on markets. This has knocked us. A huge selection of all that I've seen yet never so much different fish and so many booths. Only restoration is slightly too short.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is recommended to take a trip to the market. A lot of Nice at a cheap price. Much for both children and adults to watch.
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  • June 21, 2017
    The Central Market is a great place to get most produce at a reasonable price. 4 stars because the layout can be confusing and it takes a few visits to learn where everything is. Definitely part of my shopping routine it's a fun place to look around. Be sure to bring a bigger bag with you as all the vendors give you small bags to hold your purchases which can be difficult to carry if you buy a lot.
  • July 4, 2017
    A great place to visit whether you are a tourist or local. Full of fresh natural goods from local (and EU imported) farmers. Even if you don't want to but anything, with going there for the experience of one of the biggest open air markets in Europe. Keep an eye on your valuables, though. It is busy and pickpockets are in action.
  • July 4, 2017
    The central market is very one of my personal key sights of Riga. The goods sold are very good and not so expensive. Next time, I could spend a whole day there just eating and would not spend as much as in a average restaurant. A little knowledge in russian is useful, but everything was working english-only also.
  • June 14, 2017
    Fantastic produce market inside huge hangars where Zeppelins were previously built. Each hangar has a separate produce. One for meats, another for fish, another for vegetables and another for cheese & dairy.. Well worth a visit for the architecture, fresh produce and general environment.
  • July 2, 2017
    I love the good quality of the food presented here. Also, the prices are unbeatable. Often less than half of what you have to pay in supermarkets.

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