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The 10 Greatest Comeback Cities

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Source: Lonely Planet

Beautiful Art Deco building - Photo: Frances Linzee Gordon
Lonely planet's 2011 list of "greatest comeback cities" has Asmara, Eritrea 4th on their top 10 ranking. According to Lonely Planet, these top 10 cities shown below were once "no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards."

In regards to Asmara, the travel giant describes it as:

Many who have glimpsed visually-arresting Asmara call it Africa’s most beautiful city due to its innovative art deco architecture, built by Mussolini during his unsuccessful campaign to create a second Roman empire. For much of the last 50 years, however, Eritrea was embroiled in war with neighbouring Ethiopia, first for independence and then over territory. Tensions between the countries remain, but the Eritrean capital is no longer off-limits. Its treasure trove of beautiful buildings now beg for discovery, including Benito’s old party headquarters and Fiat Tagliero, a futuristic fuel station shaped like a plane poised for take-off.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011

Since the travel giant has millions of visitors per week, many of these visitors will often flock to the destinations featured by the site's editors. This feature for Asmara will undoubtedly give Eritrea a tourist boost this coming year.

The following is a list of Lonelyplanet's Top 10 Greatest Comeback cities for 2011.
Rank CityNation
1BerlinGermany
2AyacuchoPeru
3BeirutLebanon
4AsmaraEritrea
5GlasgowScotland
6LeónNicaragua
7RotterdamNetherlands
8VolgogradRussia
9YellowknifeCanada
10BelgradeSerbia
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