Whenever I am travelling, I like to visit local markets because I believe they give a unique insight into the life of the place I am visiting: from the people behind the stalls to the customers and what they are buying. If you are visiting this side of River Daugava, then it is a great idea to walk through Āgenskalns market (Āgenskalna tirgus in Latvian) since it will be a genuine and authentic experience.
The market is located in a beautiful red brick building which is a typical example of early 20th century architecture. There are flower stalls outside the building, meat and vegetable stalls inside but in spring, summer and autumn seasonal fruit and vegetables can be bought from outdoor stalls in the yard of the market. There is also a cafe on the second floor where it is not hard to imagine that you have suddenly travelled a few decades back in time.
If you visit this spot, I am quite sure something will grab your attention and you won’t leave the market empty-handed, especially if you visit it during summer and autumn when there are so many delicious berries and fruit available.