At the time of opening in autumn of year 1930, the Riga Central Market was the biggest and most modern, this type of market in the world. Today it holds the statuss of the biggest market pavilion complex in Europe. Because of its size, architecture and importance to local people it has become a famous tourist attraction point, that plays an important part of the everyday life of local people.
Each day, the Central Market is visited by 50 to 70 thousand people. In weekends the number daily of visitors reaches up to impressive 100 thousand. It shows just how important object of the city is the Riga Central Market. It is also on of the places that provides tourists and visitors of the city with a new perspective on the local society and culture.
Without a doubt, one of the most interesting places to see in Riga, which also provides a practical reason for a visit.
Because of the specific, technical complex architecture and history that surrounds it, the Riga Central Market was added to the UNESCO “World Heritage” list in year 1998, together with the Old Town of Riga.
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