Riga has been listed as one of top ten cities to visit in the world, a leading travel Web site shows.
Lonely Planet named Riga as the number four city to visit in the world, beating the likes of Chicago, U.S.A and Auckland, New Zealand.
“Today, with two decades of freedom (and a renewed status as Latvia’s capital) under its belt, the city is reclaiming its rightful title as the cosmopolitan cornerstone of the Baltics,” reads the review.
“Over the past few years hipster-chic cafes have spread like wildfire throughout the city center, heavy pork-and-potato dinners have been swapped for savvy new-Nordic-inspired dishes, and hundreds of crumbling facades are being restored to their brilliant, art nouveau lustre.”
Riga is the European Capital of Culture in 2014.