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Nov 18 2021

Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena and the Largest Market Structure in Europe

'Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena', the National Day of Latvia, commemorates the anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Latvia from German and Russian occupation on November 18, 1918, after the end of the First World War.

We continue to celebrate the National Days of our member Nations in 2021 by introducing one of our staff members and unveiling some facts that are usually not found in any travel guides.

Did you know Riga Central Market is the largest market structure in Europe?
Riga Central Market 1
Riga Central Market is Europe's largest market and bazaar building. The main structures of the market are five pavilions constructed by reusing metal frameworks from World War I German Zeppelin hangars. The market is 72,300 square meters wide with more than 3,000 trade stands.

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