Europe Magazine May-June 2019

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RIGA FLEA MARKET IN SPIKERI GREAT FOR ALTERNATIVE SHOPPING

15 minutes away by foot, southward from the center of the Old Town of Riga, along the right bank of the Daugava, is a neighborhood gilded with a historical aura - the Spikeri Quarter and its adjacent promenade, which are part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage area - the historical center of the city of Riga. For five years now, Spikeri has been the home of the Spikeri FleaMarket. Themarket is set up in a spacious and pleasant square within the quarter. Historically, Spīķeri was made up of warehouses for goods to be sold in Riga, so this place isn’t foreign to merchants, and the market only revives that atmosphere. This market is a great alternative shopping option for all who love vintage and handmade goods - visitors will be able to find many wonderful things among the offered range, from vintage clothing, housewares, old vinyls and cameras to handmade woolen shoes and artisan jewelry. The next dates for the Spikeri Flea Market in 2019 are 6th of July and 10th of August.

Spikeri - Creative Quarter

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