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
- Guided tours are available of the market. Contact the Riga tourist information centre for details of the same.
- Carry a shopping bag with you!
- Flower night market: from 7 p.m. to 7.30 a.m.
- Centraltirgus tram stop
- Centraltirgus bus stop
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16.02% 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
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!!
This is a marketplace! In the old airplane hangars after the war, magnificent market halls were built. These are 4 halls connected to each other, with a semicircular roof that can accommodate an airship. In each of the halls some specific products are sold - on one fish and seafood (but what!? Fish of all kinds, still alive lampreys, crustaceans), on the second dairy, on the third vegetable and silage (there is also a huge choice). One of the most important places to visit in Riga.
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.
A really cool market. If you need a dried fish bouquet, they have your hook-up. Tons of local foods in the hangars and a flea-market atmosphere of random goodies in the outside booths. Good place for a snack and a souvenir.
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 .