The Most Colorful Cities on Earth: Have you ever seen the colorful cities of this world. If you’re tired of your traditional urban landscape, these 18 cities across the world will offer plenty of color to brighten your view.
They wear an array of colors that mimic an artist’s palette. From blue-hued Jodhpur in India to the famously vibrant terraced buildings of Italy’s Cinque. You’ll want to grab your passport and jet off to these destinations immediately, and who could blame you? These cities are stunning.
The Most Colorful Cities on Earth
Cuba is the color of an ice cream sundae, the ones they served in leather-boothed, jukebox-diners in America during the 1950’s. A mash-up of Colonial and Art Deco architecture splashed in shades of lemon, strawberry, mint and vanilla.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods all around the world. In 2010, they turned a favela in Rio de Janeiro into a giant canvas. Enlisting the help of the local youth, they converted the homes of Favela Santa Maria into a rainbow of colorful rays.
Charleston, South Carolina
Take in all of Charleston’s charm as you stroll down Rainbow Row. You’ll see 13 stunning colonial-era homes in soft pastels, each one different from the next.
While hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy, be sure to look over the trail to get a bird’s eye view of Vernazza. This colorful port city is absolutely breathtaking.
Stand on Bristol’s harbor side to see the colorful homes in Cliftonwood. Housing in this suburb is often accompanied by Victorian-style terraces.
Visit Rynek Plaza to take in Wroclaw’s most colorful square. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and outdoor seating to unwind at nearby.
If you love pastels, you should take a trip to Willemstad ASAP. In the 19th century, the governor at the time suffered from migraines as a result of the reflection of the sun off of the white buildings, so he had everyone paint their homes a color.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Bo-Kaap is a traditionally multicultural area in Cape Town. The neighborhood is known for its brightly colored homes and cobblestone streets.
Balat in Istanbul, Turkey
The vivid facades of Balat, Istanbul’s historically Jewish quarter, set it apart from the rest of the city. The district bursts with colors from its storefronts to the laundry drying from balconies along its narrow and hilly streets.
Barranco in Lima, Peru
The Barranco neighborhood is a nice change of pace from Lima’s urban scene. You’ll find stucco-faced homes in bright colors, as well as graffiti artwork nearby.
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
In the downtown area of this city is a street of colorful buildings known as Jelly Bean Row. If that wasn’t adorable enough, inside you’ll find art galleries, shops and restaurants to explore.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
You’ll love the restaurant and bar scene in this colorful, seven-block neighborhood. While each building has a unique shade, take note of the classic European architecture.
La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The neighborhood located at the mouth (“boca”) of the Riachuelo River had an interesting start. It was constructed with mismatched scrap metal from nearby shipyards, and residents gathered all the paint they could find to give the metal a new look, hence the puzzle-like designs you can see there today.
Pattaya may be known for its nightlife scene, but the city’s bright colors attract visitors seeking beauty as well. Take in the view from one of the many high-rise condos or resorts.
San Francisco, California
If you’ve always dreamed of living in a bubble gum pink Victorian house, San Francisco is your best bet to make it happen. The Painted Ladies are one of the most recognizable works of color in the city, but bright colors can be found anywhere throughout the city.
In Denmark’s capital, you’ll find Nyhavn, a 17th-century waterfront, canal, and entertainment district. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to choose from when dining near the harbor.
Provence Village of Menton, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France
Located in southeast France on the French Riviera, Menton is the perfect place to take in colorful architecture. From the harbor, look back at the town as the sun sets on the building’s golden hues.
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