Readers of a huge U.S. daily newspaper have voted Riga as the prettiest city in Europe.
USA Today and 10best readers were asked to vote for the prettiest European city and thousands came out in support of the Latvian capital, beating the likes of Venice, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic.
"The Gem of the Baltics combines a pulsating big city vibe with a UNESCO-listed Old Town and one of Europe's richest cultural scenes. Architecture buffs will recognize Riga as home to Europe's largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings." says a statement on 10best.com,
Riga hosts the European capital of culture in 2014. Hundreds of events ave been planned to celebrate the event.
For more information on the competition visit /goto/www.10best.com/awards/travel/prettiest-european-city/