The Central Market in Riga is the largest market in Europe. It consists of 4 main pavilions (meat, fish, vegetable and dairy pavilions) that come around commercial rows and stalls.
The bank of the Daugava has been a trading place since 1571 and in 1863 special rows were built here. The modern market building was built in 1930. Airship hangars left over by the Germans after World War I were used for that purpose.
The Riga Market is amazing because of its sizes, smells and santim-precise change. You simply MUST buy smoked chicken, meat delicacies, smoked fish, rye bread, honey, fresh cottage-cheese, cheese. In summer - some berries: strawberries, raspberries, bilberries...
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