Most of us are used to living in colorless concrete jungles where high buildings, all following the same or similar pale color. Also, many live in countries with lots of rains, fog, and snow, which doesn’t let the beauty of the city and the surrounding landscapes to be seen and enjoyed as they deserve.
And, there are cities around the globe, which are colorful. They have so many colors packed in a perfect combination that makes people fall in love with them as soon as they see them. They are picturesque, fun, lively, and even breathtaking!
Indeed, these cities are so full of color that they can sweep away the melancholy. That’s why, today, we want to offer you a small tour of these magical places, visiting the 10 most colorful cities in the world.
10. Riomaggiore, Italy
We start from Italy, precisely from the wonderful village of Riomaggiore and its Manarola hamlet, which is very colorful and overlooking the Riviera di Levante. In 2011, the municipality suffered serious damage after the devastating flood; however, it managed to recover all its splendor.
9. Cape Town, South Africa
In the 9th place of our ranking, we find Cape Town, the capital of South Africa. It deserves its place on this list thanks to its fantastic district of Kaap Bo, which is often used as a photographic and cinematographic set.
8. St. John’s, Canada
We move to distant Canada, to discover the joyful St. John’s, a town located on the island of Newfoundland. It is affectionately called with a particular nickname, Jellybean Row, because the characteristic colors of its houses remind of jellybeans or gummy candies.
7. Procida, Italy
Going back to Italy, this time we go on the island of Procida, which is bathed by the sea of the Gulf of Naples. The pastel colors of its houses give it a unique charm, making it a wonderful place like the well-known Ischia and Capri.
6. Wroclaw, Poland
The historic capital of Silesia, now the fourth-largest city in Poland by population, is the 6th most colorful city in the world. Wroclaw is a modern and beautiful city with impressive colorful houses in the historic center, which are a real feast for the eyes.
5. Stockholm, Sweden
The harsh Swedish climate is not an excuse for not visiting the incredible capital Stockholm, one of the most beautiful of the “old continent”. There are a lot of attractions to be explored and enjoyed. Stockholm is not only one of the cities with the most beautiful women in the world but also the city-home of the historic center, which is one of the most colorful and lively neighborhoods in Europe.
4. Burano, Italy
Burano is a fabulous small fraction of Venice that is easily reached by boat from the city. The colors of its houses are strongly bright and recognizable to the point that sailors can distinguish their home from the sea.
3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Among the most famous tourist attractions of Buenos Aires, we find the neighborhood of La Boca. There is the famous Via Caminito, an open-air museum known as the street of artists, which is located a few meters from the “La Bombonera” stadium.
2. Jodhpur, India
In the second place, we find the district of Jodhpur, located in Rajasthan, an Indian federal state. It’s called “the blue city” because its typical houses are painted with bluish tones, a color that once identified the Brahmin caste.
1. Longyearbyen, Norway
Longyearbyen is the most beautiful colorful city on the earth!
Are you wondering why this city takes the first place on our ranking? Simply because of its evocative landscape, which is a result of the contrast between the picturesque and colorful tones of the buildings and the white glacial surrounding environment. It’s an absolutely sensational spectacle!