Walking Tour with a Degustation
Duration: ~ 2 h
List of sights:
  • Market Pavilions
  • Cellars under Market Pavilions

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The Central Market is one of visit cards of Riga. Five eye-catching arches of its pavilions more than 50 years meet all guests who arrive to the Riga Coach Station. It is absolutely impossible to pass by or overlook this masterpiece of Art Deko, because Riga Central Market bears the title of one of the largest indoor markets in Europe and America!

The history of Riga was always connected to a trading, that's why the market places were always important for Riga and its citizens. Even for now the Riga Central Market is not only a national architectural monument, but also the one of favourable shopping places in Riga, where you can always find fresh vegetables and ripe fruit, various meat and fish delicacies, "real" dairy products and much more other delicious things. Everyday a brisk trade happens here, and this adds an additional value to this place. It has been already forgotten in Europe how the true market should look like.

During the walking tour we will stroll through Riga Central Market pavilions, and you will ascertain in a wide range of products, we will talk about the history of the building and everyday routine, we will visit market cellars, where the underground "labyrinth" of various walkways, warehouses and freezers is located.

After the excursion a degustation table will wait for you, and you will be able to try several local specialities that were bought at the Riga Central Market.