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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  • Visited during the week so it was fairly quite. Day following Independence Day in Riga. Literally a five minute nice walk from our hotel in old Riga to the central market. Excellent selection of stall...  more »
  • Also on Sundays the halls are open. The first hall was a vishal. Jee the smell wasn't to have. Quickly walked on to the 2nd hall. All looks nice. Everything very neatly displayed.
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  • This market is MASSIVE! 5 former zeppelin hangers turned into a thriving marketplace. One is currently under renovation (fall 2019) but the others are packed with vendors and people.There is so much to see and so much to eat. The "culinary" hanger has about two dozen food vendors. It does take a little bit to food to come out if it's busy, but it's all made fresh so it's worth the wait. The fried potato place (forget the name) is very good and worth visiting!
  • The market is really big! A lot of fresh meat, veggies, fruits and berries. You can find a ready to eat food, pastries and cheese. A lot of smoked fish - it’s a specialty of Latvia, and it’s really delicious. A lot of pickled veggies, delicious too! Most of products are local and that makes this place so unique. You’ll find here a very good food court with the food they prepare at the place. Put attention to the rye bread - it’s totally delicious! Only one point - try to avoid to get to the market area in the evening, it’s just not save enough.
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