Domina shopping centre is located next to “Zemitana” Bridge, 15 minutes drive from the Old Town next to the Purvciems district on the territory of the former electronics giant VEF factory that saw its glory during the USSR times when every single household of the “evil empire” had Latvian produced radio, telephone, and audio equipment.
Opened in 2003, “Domina” calls itself the “biggest shopping center of its kind in Latvia,” however the newly updated “Alfa” and “Spice” shopping malls might as well claim the same title. They should do a battle once between themselves at some point for the “biggest” title. However walking through long corridors sometimes gets too annoying and tiresome, and you’ll start thinking of some cosier and smaller place for shopping.
Nonetheless, if indeed size matters, then “Domina” rules with its 110,000 square meters of big brand fashion, footwear, and lifestyle choices under one roof. And there’s a Maxima hypermarket inside to boot! In general, it’s not a bad shopping mall, especially if you happen to stay around the Purvciems area or on the right bank of Daugava river, further from the town center.
“Valters un Rapa”, “Polaris Gramatnica”:
Ieriku 3 street,
Purvciems, Riga, LV-1084
Mon-Sun: 10:00 – 21:00
Mon-Sun: 8:00 – 23:00
From the Central Station
* Trolleybus (Streetcar) nr. 18 to the Zemitānu stacija
* Trolleybus (Streetcar) nr. 23 to the Zemitānu stacija
* Bus nr. 5 to the Zemitānu stacija stop
* Bus nr. 49 to the Zemitānu stacija stop