Vidzeme Market

Food products are just a part of what can be found at Vidzeme Market. Shoppers are offered items made by craftsmen and artisans, and a wide array of housewares. Featured at display stands is the draft malt beverage „Квас” („Kvass”), that not too long ago was available to citizens on the street in yellow tin drums. Made by the „Iļģuciems” company, „Kvass” is a classic, but its product line now includes various special-recipe beers.

Vidzeme Market
  • Vidzeme Market

Vidzeme Market is not only a favourite shopping venue, but also a venue for key cultural events in Riga, like the annual „Art Days” (exhibits and performances) and the „White Night” forum – a major Europe-wide happening since 2005.

Vidzeme Market’s first location was where the New St.Gertrude Church now stands (Brivibas Street). Due to popular demand, the owners decided in 1897 to move to a much larger space the corner of Brivibas and Matisa streets. The city’s chief architect, Reinholds Šmēlings (1840-1917), designed the striking pavilions.

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  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Cuisine
  • Slow food
  • Souvenirs
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • WC
Last updated: 10.03.2014