Riga Central Market 1/1 by Tripoto
Fatema Diwan
Nothing helps you get closer to the day-to-day lives of the locals than a marketplace. The largest of Europe also displays some of the 20th century structures. Also, just when you think Riga couldn't get any more colourful and vibrant, the central market will prove you wrong. One of the most lively places in the city, it offers a taste of the local flavour. You can easily buy certain local favourites like the Latvian rye bread or the Latvian Eel or the sauerkraut made by local farmers. A notable structure is the Five Pavilion used as hangers during the Nazi rule, created with a major influence of the art deco style. The market has around 3000 stands and needless to say is extremely crowded.