Riga’s Central Market draws visitors from all over the world who come to shop and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere. Here, you can be one of the nearly 100,000 visitors that come to the market for their daily shopping needs. Walk among seemingly countless stands and take home anything from fresh bread and other cooking ingredients, to handmade treasures by local artisans. The Central Market is one of the best shopping spots in the Latvian capital.
Experience the authentic LatviaEver since it’s opening in 1930, Riga’s Central Market has been an institution in the city and continues to be so today. The market includes five pavilions, each with its own category; vegetables, dairy, meat, fish and gastronomy, as well as a Night Market. Additionally the “Round the Clock Farmers Market” is also found here. Whether you’re looking for Latvian-grown and homemade products or exotic fruits you can find it here.
Rich in historyYou can also join in on guided tours of the market, where different tour companies have a variety of tours available. One of these companies is Discover Latvia, whom will take you shopping at the market and then to the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum where you can prepare your own meal with the guide.
Ever since 1997, Riga’s Central Market has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, alongside the rest of the Old Town. During its first years of operation, the market was seen as the best and most advanced marketplace in Europe.
If you want to explore all that the Central Market has to offer, then the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel in Riga is the perfect choice. Here, you can explore all that the Latvian capital has to offer, from thrilling musical experiences at Winterfest to stunning aerial views from St. Peter’s Church Tower, while staying in the center of the city.