Designed by architect Louis Melville in the style of Art Nouveau, Peter’s Market pavilion is one of the most beautiful market pavilions in Europe and was first opened in 1910. The architect’s job was not easy – designing a luxurious pavilion at the location of the former barracks in addition to being surrounded by three churches, St. Anne’s Church to the east, St. Joseph’s Cathedral to the west and a synagogue that was south of Peter’s Market before World War II when it was destroyed in July of 1941.
The Pavilion had a very innovative design for the time as it had roof windows that provided the interior of the building with light.
Peter’s Market is Liepāja’s largest and Latvia’s second largest market. Trading takes place in the pavilion and in the area surrounding it. There is always a wide assortment of in-season fruit, vegetables, forest products, flowers, plants and other produce from farms available.