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Riga Central Market provided by Actual Travel

Riga Central Market
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods. Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions. During the tour you will have degustation at five different sections: Fish: rye bread with sprats, lightly salted herring, local beer or soft drink. Vegetables: different kinds of salted cucumber (1 day, 1 week, 1 month), marinated cabbage (with beets, cranberry, curry), sauerkraut, marinated wild garlic, spicy carrot. Hemp: rye bread with hemp butter. Cheese: different kinds of Latvian cheese - smoked, with cumin, with cranberries. Meat: ham, different kinds of sausages (smoked, with berries, from turkey, pork, chicken), smoked chicken.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Riga Central Market, Rīgas Centrāltirgus, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia Our tour guide will meet the travelers inside the center of fish pavilion or any other place agreed on.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Departure details
  • Riga Central Market, Rīgas Centrāltirgus, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia Our tour guide will meet the travelers inside the center of fish pavilion or any other place agreed on.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Riga Central Market
    Rīgas Centrāltirgus, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    Our tour guide will meet the travelers inside the center of fish pavilion or any other place agreed on.
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    Old City Riga (Vecriga)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Pavilions There are five different food pavilions at Riga Central Market dividing meat, vegetable, dairy, fish and gastronomy products. The merchants will offer typical products locally used for a long time as well as some new and fresh flavors of Latvia. Having the widest assortment of Latvian food, all products are fresh and natural from Latvian farms for competitive prices with the possibility to bargain. There you will find some unique foods and spice to be found nowhere else in the world! We recommend to try the taste of: Hemp butter Rye bread Fried lampreys Sauerkraut Kvass Honey Salted and dried mushrooms Outdoor area In the outdoor area you will find stalls and stands with a variety of fruit, vegetables, garden plants and flours as wells as small kiosks selling a wide range of souvenirs, clothes, perfume, knitwear, amber jewelry and many other goods. In few minutes walk from the Central Market you can also find historical warehouses - Spikeri from which only 13 are survived to the present days. ​ Central Gastro Market ​ There is a new section of the market featuring over 20 different caterers and 2 bars with a wide choice of street food, starting from some local Latvian dishes to burgers, pizza, ramen, thai food and other foods. It is guaranteed to find something for everyone's taste. The atmosphere in this section is a bit different and more modern than the distracting hustle and bustle of the traditional vendor stands.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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gisUk
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Aug 2019 • Couples
No doubt this place will get ruined by mass tourism but it’s hasn't yet. There are plenty of modern places to eat and places selling beer. At the moment there is still enough of the old traditional markets combined with the newer stuff to make it worth a visit.

Throughly recommend for a visit, wandering inside and out before lunch and a few beers
Written 3 September 2019
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FinnBTravel
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Wow! This is europes largest food market. With a wide selection of riga local and latvian national produce of foods . Cheese desks are amazing and everything smells delicious. Love it!
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great place to visit from Riga
We loved our day visit to Sigulda. It was around an hour by train from Riga. Such a pretty town, spotlessly clean a
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