We all like to sometimes let our minds take us to the most beautiful and brightly colored places in the world. Or, better, pack your bags and go on a trip to one of these places. Fortunately, this world is so big that we have the opportunity to explore it. Full of brightly painted, vibrant and playful cities, which will not only fill your soul with happiness, but will also guarantee you some fantastic holiday photos!
Whether it’s a street that has every color you could think of, or a monochromatic arranged city, the colors of a place can leave a lasting imprint on our travel memories.
Searching all over the globe, we have made a top 10 with the most colorful cities in the world, which will surely arouse your desire to visit them at least once in your life. Get ready to dive into the most beautiful colors you can imagine!
Burano, Italy. In just 45 minutes of traveling from Venice you will reach the small town of Burano, built around a network of canals too, but with a completely different atmosphere from its famous neighbor. Smaller, quieter and infinitely more colorful, the old fishing village is known for the traditional lace making industry, but especially for the buildings painted in each shade of the visual spectrum.
Copenhagen, Denmark. Nyhavn, which is a busy port district in the Danish capital, has always attracted the attention of passers-by with its colorful houses on both sides of the canal, as well as wooden ships that appear to be detached from pirate movies. The picturesque houses have been built since the 17th century, and most of them have been transformed into restaurants and cafes in recent years.
Chefchaouen, Morocco. The small and charming city of Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains of northwestern Morocco. It has become very popular in recent years due to its amazing buildings, all painted in bright blue. The blue design of the locality was introduced by the Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered the blue color as a symbol of heaven and heaven. It is also said that the blue shades of Chefchaouen helps residents to live their lives with spiritual awareness.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian government has taken the initiative to redecorate the favelas in Rio de Janeiro since 2010, and Dutch artists Haas & Hahn have transformed the slums into extremely picturesque neighborhoods. Today, the colorful streets of Rio de Janeiro are a real tourist attraction, the street art on the painted walls and the rainbow rays radiating from the facades being seeked a lot among photography enthusiasts. One of the most outstanding areas is Favela Santa Maria, with its multicolored houses.
Trinidad, Cuba. With its cobbled streets, vintage American cars and historic buildings painted in every shade of blue, pink, yellow and green, this colorful city offers endless material for visitors’ Instagram accounts. If you get there, spend an afternoon relaxing in the Plaza Mayor with a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone following the passers-by. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Cuba and its cheerful colors!
Singapore. Although Singapore is known for its futuristic glass-covered architecture, you should know that it houses even more colorful areas, such as the lively Mica Indie neighborhood, where temples, markets, shops and street art are covered in a mix of colors. Do not miss the home of Tan Teng Niah, a former Chinese villa that was painted in dozens of bright hues.
Cinque Terre, Italy. The fascinating coastal area of the Ligurian region, located in the northwest of Italy, is considered one of the most picturesque in the whole of Italy! And rightly so! The beautiful fishing villages that make up Cinque Terre (Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare) are painted in pastel colors, dating from the early medieval period. Swim in the clean waters, wander through the olive groves and stroll along the beautiful coastal roads. Cinque Terre will definitely delight you!
Sintra, Portugal. The picturesque Portuguese town near Lisbon seems to have been taken right out of a fairytale. The mansions, castles and palaces built on the edge of the paved streets perfectly outline the image of this city with the Serra Mountains in the background. The Pena Palace, painted in intense shades of yellow and red, is the jewel of the colorful crown of Sintra. There are plenty of places to explore in this area: exotic gardens, castle ruins, old monasteries and stunning desert beaches.
Guatapé, Columbia. Often called the most colorful city in Colombia, Guatapé prides itself on colorful, enchanting markets, such as Plaza de Zocalos, where all the buildings have walls, doors, windows and shutters painted in vibrant hues. Don’t miss the amazing illustrations that appear to be frescoes on the walls of the houses; you will discover everything from shapes and patterns to wonderful animal paintings.
Sighisoara, Romania. We could not conclude the list without including the beautiful city-fortress in the heart of Transylvania. Unfortunately, Sighisoara does not have as much attention as Sintra or Cinque Terre, but it is definitely worth a visit! With brightly colored buildings in yellow, green, orange and pink, with cobbled streets and a fascinating fortress dating back to the medieval period, Sighisoara is definitely a delightful destination! While here, you should also visit the many markets full of traditional restaurants, where the bean soup and artisanal breads are the most sought after dishes.