Shopping in Latvia
Latvia offers a range of shopping experiences, from traditional markets and handicrafts to modern shopping malls and designer boutiques. Here are some top shopping destinations in Latvia:
Riga Central Market - This historic market, located in Riga's old town, offers a range of local produce, handicrafts, and souvenirs.
Bergs Bazaar - This historic shopping district in Riga offers a range of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a weekly farmers' market.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum - This outdoor museum, located on the outskirts of Riga, offers a range of traditional handicrafts, including pottery, weaving, and woodworking.
Galleria Riga - This modern shopping mall in Riga's city center offers a range of international and local brands, as well as cafes, restaurants, and a cinema.
Valtera Restorāns - This fine-dining restaurant in Riga offers a range of creative dishes, with a focus on locally sourced and organic ingredients.
Miera iela - This trendy street in Riga's city center offers a range of boutique shops, cafes, and bars, as well as a weekly farmers' market.
Old Town Artisans' Quarter - This historic district in Riga's old town offers a range of traditional handicrafts, including amber jewelry, pottery, and woven textiles.
Spīķeri Creative Quarter - This trendy district in Riga's city center offers a range of boutiques, galleries, and workshops, as well as a range of cultural events and festivals.
Latvian Design Shop - This boutique in Riga's old town offers a range of locally made products, including fashion, accessories, and homeware.
Laima Chocolate - This historic chocolate company, founded in Riga in 1870, offers a range of chocolates and sweets, as well as a museum and cafe.
These are just a few of the many shopping destinations in Latvia. Visitors should also consider exploring local craft markets, like the Kalnciema Quarter Market, and trying local specialties like smoked fish and rye bread.