Opened since 1898, Āgenskalna market is one of the biggest and oldest marketplace in Riga. Besides it has a status of a national cultural monument. Now the historical building is under restoration process. Therefore the market takes place outside the territory, which brings together local farmers, homemade producers and craftsmen. Also lea traders arrive on Sundays.
In January 2018 market was closed, because of bad condition the building was. Now revitalisation has started, which is lead by Kalnciema square creative team. The market is opened whole week, except Mondays. On the weekends it gathers the biggest crowd.
Here you can taste loads of local goods and many delicacies. Our favourite here is German ice-cream and Lithuanian halva. All products which you buy here you can taste right away because here are available many tables on spot. Excellent plan for the weekend! Also on weekends there is always a Street Food bus. Lazy Sunday? Sign me up!
On warmer days you can enjoy a diverse cultural life – concerts, creative workshops, discussions, festivals, exhibitions, and many others. Also recently Āgenskalna market has a new tradition. On Sundays flea market is full of tables and boxes where local neighbours, seniors, and kids come to bargain. The market brings together people from the neighbourhood, develops long lasting ideas and makes it modern, inclusive urban environment, cooperate with cultural and educational institutions, city activists and businesses.
We are glad about the development of Āgenskalna marketplace. When historical building will be renovated we are sure that it will mark a new era of Āgenskalns social life.