The farmers market in Rijeka is a must-see. The central market has a long tradition and is open daily (except for some festive days) and offers lots of regional and seasonal products. All foodies and cooks will find heaven on earth on the farmers market. There are three main halls – one for milky products, one for meat and the last offers fish – plus regional and fresh vegetables and fruits that are nicely presented on the tables. Don’t miss the farmers market in Rijeka if you love to get the feel for real local atmosphere.
Together with the nearby National Theatre and its park, the Modello Palace and numerous residential, commercial and industrial buildings, the City Market forms a super urban architectural complex. At its core are beautiful art nouveau market halls, especially the lively fish market, which is in an imposing Liberty style building with charming mouldings by famous Venetian sculptor Urbano Bottasso of the poor crustaceans destined soon to hit your plate.
URBAN GARDENING, FRESH FISH & GREAT PASTA at the farmers market
There are a lot of ladies, that present vegetables on a small table directly from their backyard. This is the so-called Urban Gardening – but I think they don’t know, that they have established this trend. Go to Velika Trznica in Rijeka and get some local inspiration and atmosphere.
Address: Verdijeva ulica, Rijeka (Google Maps)
Opening hours: Mondays – Saturday 6.30 am – 2 pm / Sunday 6.30 am – 12 pm
A little hint: Milman Café at the Central Market
When you are at Rijeka Central Market, make sure to visit Milman Cafe – the clocks have stopped here. At Milman Cafe you can get a small coffee with milk for only 4 kuna (0,80 EUR) at the counter. Here you can find out more about Milman Café…