Riga Central Market (Riga, Latvia) Reviews
Newest Review: ... them and with each other. The location of the Rigaís market has moved several times since then, and it only came to occupy its present site during Latviaís earliest bout of independence after the First World War. For ease of transport and access it was situated between the main railway station and the Daugava River that connects Riga to the Baltic Sea. In 1922 someone on Riga City Council ... more
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by - written on 05/09/07, updated on 06/09/07 (Very useful, 404 readings)
Looking at the picture at the top of this page, you could be forgiven for thinking it showed the interior of a typical market hall. In fact, this and the four other almost identical buildings that house the indoor section of the Riga Central Market werenít built as market halls at all, but as hangars for First World War zeppelins. This is among the original features that enhance the character of one of Europeís most interesting public markets. With another area of similar size for stalls outside, it is also one of Europeís largest. * In praise of markets * Let me confess at the outset that Iím an absolute sucker for markets. Not those ... Read the complete review
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