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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  • These large markets are in four large aircraft hangers from WWII as well as the adjacent outdoor areas. This is a great place to look at local foods, buy candies, try pastries, order lunch and check....  more
    These large markets are in four large aircraft hangers from WWII as well as the adjacent outdoor areas. This is a great place to look at local foods, buy candies, try pastries, order lunch and check....  more »
  • A really traditional market that sells everything from food to clothes. Based in 4 huge hangers that were originally used for Zepplins. The food and beer is local and very cheap. Well worth a visit. 
    A really traditional market that sells everything from food to clothes. Based in 4 huge hangers that were originally used for Zepplins. The food and beer is local and very cheap. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • A must see in Riga, one of the best markets we’ve ever been to. So many interesting thing that you can buy! So many different fermented veggies, smoked fish, cheeses and beautiful flowers. We went early on a Saturday morning, it was very lively. We had different savory and sweet pastries from a couple of bakeries for breakfast.
  • I wonder if covid has taken its toll on the market. Last time I was here it was bustling with life and it was difficult to move around, just as a market should be. Now it was a lot of closed stalls and very few vendors. You can still get good deals on fish, meat and vegetables, but the vendors are not interested in haggling and making your day anymore… hope they soon get back to how it used to be.

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