European best destinations 2024 - Riga


Riga residents have historically been keen traders - both buying and selling. And even today, despite the wide range of supermarkets, visiting the city's various markets is an important part of the local daily ritual. The most important one in the city, of course, is the Riga Central Market - one of the largest markets in Europe, moreover, unique with its special architecture. The markets of Kalnciems Quarter and Āgenskalns also provide a more personal shopping experience.

Kalnciema Quarter Market

Every Saturday is celebrated in the Kalnciema wooden architecture quarter with a traditional market – a nice highlight for Pārdaugava residents.

Āgenskalns Market

Open since 1898, Āgenskalns Market is the largest and oldest market in the neighborhood and has the status of a national cultural monument. From 2018 to 2022 the historical pavilion of the market had a renovation and it reopened in May 2022. Now everyone is invited to view the impressive changes after the renovation.

Riga Central Market

The leading market squares were once demolished or rebuilt in many cities worldwide. Guides showing different European metropolises say: "There used to be a market here!", but it is not a story about Riga, because right here, in the middle of the city, next to the Daugava, lays the impressive Riga Central Market, one of Riga's most interesting sights.

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