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Hales market. In the 15th century, the site of the current marketplace was initially named the Horse Market. Later, in the 16 th century, it became known as the Grain Market, when, after the city wall was built, it found itself in the suburbs. In 1906, at the intersection of Pylimo and Bazilijonų Streets, a new market was erected, designed by Vilnius architect and engineer Vaclovas Michnevičius with help from local entrepreneur Petras Vileišis. For a long time, the building now known as Halės Market continued to be called the Grain Market, and only in 1914 did the name Halės Market take over. This is the oldest marketplace still operating in Vilnius.

Located in the Old town, the Marketplace has always been popular among the townspeople and its guests for its locally grown and very fresh produce as well as for the home manufactured goods.

In 2006 the reconstruction of the hundred year old central building was completed and since then Hales market has become an 8,400 square meter indoor marketplace where a great variety of fresh and smoked meat, fish, diary products, organic fruit and vegetables, honey, home manufactured and industrial goods are offered under one roof.

Everyone will find something interesting and delicious, because Halės Market is the place to taste and buy authentic local products.

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Additional Photos by Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4858 W: 2 N: 8881] (42632)
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