Central MarketCurrently Closed
- Address: Negu iela, 7, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +371-67229985
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Central Market - Review
The Riga Centraltirgus (Riga Central Market) is Europe’s largest market. Housed within a huge 20th century building, the market is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The market is divided into:
- Meat Pavilion
- Vegetable Pavilion
- Fish Pavilion
- Dairy Pavilion
- Gastronomy Pavilion
- Trade Centre
- Farmers’ Market
- Flower night market
Central Market Information
- Guided tours are available of the market. Contact the Riga tourist information centre for details of the same.
- Carry a shopping bag with you!
Central Market Ticket Prices
- Flower night market: from 7 p.m. to 7.30 a.m.
How To reach Central Market by Public Transport
- Centraltirgus tram stop
- Centraltirgus bus stop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Central Market
84.63% of people who visit Riga include Central Market in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
58.97% of people start their Central Market visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Central Market
73.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Market
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Central Market, Riga Reviews
Not only a tourist destination, but a place for locals to work and shop. Go with a bit of an appetite so you can buy what looks good for lunch or snacking, or to take home if you aren't staying in a hotel. Recommended things to try: dumplings (possible to eat in) at the back of the vegetable hanger; NON breads and pastries from the bakery between the fish and vegetable hangers; donuts in the dairy section; and all the fresh fruit, veg and dried fruit and veg throughout. There are lots of honey stalls as well as marinated and preserved vegetables that looked fantastic, but we didn't try them.
It's quite a nice place if you're planning to get yourself some fresh produce like vegetables, fruit, meat, berries and all other sorts of natural things. Sometimes it's best if you know from whom you're buying but most of them are all nice. But BEWARE, the central market is full of people who want to get money out of you, there will be gypsies and pickpockets, not so many but just keep an eye out, don't let your pockets or your belongings be unattended . But all in all this place is pretty nice and massive, so if you're visiting Riga then it's a must go to place .
A bustling market with different produce in each hanger. You can buy fresh fruit and veg, meats and fish, bakery items, spices and souvenirs. In the outdoor sections you can find more fruit and veg as well as clothing and homewares. If you go to the back east of the outdoor section you find yourself in a corrugated-iron shanty town that is not so tourist friendly.
Located in old aircraft hangars providing fresh produce for locals. Now has a supermarket located within and hence the meat hanger seems to have less products to sell than in the past. Stalls selling flowers, fruit and vegetables, and some arts and crafts are located just outside of the hangars. We were warned about the possibility of pick pockets, but felt safe.
Visited the fish market as a recommendation. A fascinating place if you haven't been to a similar one before. I would recommend going with a local or at least a Russian speaker. Fresh and smoked fish selection is also great!