Central MarketCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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
15.95% of people who visit Riga include Central Market in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
67.82% of people start their Central Market visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Central Market
61.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Market
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Central Market, Riga Reviews
Fascinating food market in five hangars use previously to build zeppelins. Don’t miss the big bakery preparing fresh nan bread. It is a great snack. Food is way cheaper than in old town. Market is kept very clean and food seems very nice. We also bought some Rye bread, pastries, cheese and chocolate to take back with us. Opens 7 days a week!!
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.
When Riga Central Market was first opened in 1930 it was the largest and most progressive marketplace in Europe. Through different times “Riga Central Market” has kept its place in the heart of Riga, providing variety, personal service, vivid conversations and heartfelt stories, light hearted haggling and bright colours. Since 1995, the Central Market has been a joint stock company with 100% of its shares owned by Riga City Council. It occupies 72.3 thousand square metres of space and has over 3000 trade stands, each 1 to 100 square metres in size. The market has five pavilions in the historical buildings – they were originally used as Zeppelin hangars. Every day the Central Market – vegetables, dairy produce, meat, fish and grocery pavilions, open areas, manufactured goods market, night market and Farmer’s day-and-night market.
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 .
Really cool place to come and get a taste for life in Riga and Latvia more generally. Amazing array of produce on offer including but not limited to meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, art and clothes. Everyone we interacted with was very friendly. The buildings are quite impressive too!