Riga Market and Flea Market

In case you don’t know Riga Market is the largest market in Europe and  has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list together with Old Riga in 1998. Is situated a few meters of Old Riga right next to the Central Bus Station.

The main structures of the market are five pavilions constructed by reusing old German Zeppelin hangars and incorporating Neoclassicism and Art Deco styles. The market is 72,300 square meters (778,000 sq ft) wide with more than 3,000 trade stands.

The prices are not that different from the supermarket, I actually found it a little more expensive, at least the vegetables and the fruit. There were some people selling thins actually pretty cheap, like 4 yogurts 0,50 cents, the only thing was that they expire that day or in two, three days. But it is a place to visit no doubt, it’s meters and meters of food and souvenirs to see. The colors and the smells give the place a beautiful image and a nice visit.

Address: Nēģu iela, 7
Open Hours: Daily 7.00 – 18.00


Flea Market

Depending on the time of the year you have this little market called “Flea Market, it’s an open-air market and it takes place in the Spīķeri quarter. There you can find old knick-knacks and useful things, as well as original design objects, clothing, and fashion accessories. It’s a very colorful place and if you like vintage and second-hand things this is a place to visit. Well, even if you don’t like that kind of stuff just pass by its a nice walk to take and there is always things to appreciate.

Address: Maskavas iela 6
Open Hours: 11:00 – 16:00
Open Days: Saturdays only

 

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Flea Market

 

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