No drab, gray skyscrapers here. We found beautiful photos of the most colorful cities scenes and skylines from around the world. Enjoy it.
1. Cinque Terre, Italy
First in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Cinque Terra, which is one of the most colourfull cities of the world, is located in Liguira, a region of Italy. This beautiful city is situated on an uneven part of Italian Riviera coast. The city is known for its brilliantly decorated colourfull terraces that are sited carefully on the cliffs. The sight of these beautiful terraces makes the tourists go awestruck as they reach the particular port.
2. Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, the capital of Northern Antilles, is situated on the Curacao coast. The city has a highly charged culture, but probably it is not the only thing which makes it so colourful. In the 1800s, when the Dutch had authority in that area, the then governor used to say that the reflection of the sun off the boring white washed walls gave him severe migraines. So, a verdict was given by the then governor that nothing in the city should be left all white. Since then, Willemstad has been declared as one of the most colourful cities. But we can’t say much on the issue that whether it helped with the governor’s migraines or not.
3. Wroclaw, Poland
Next in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Wroclaw in Poland is one of those cities which no one at all would want to miss out when visited that region. It’s a pretty colourful city with few of them not painted vibrantly.
4. Balat, Istanbul
Balat, once known as a Jewish quarter, is one of those colourful places which contribute to the beauty of Istanbul. This place has been home to many a different people from varying backgrounds. Although some of the building are now all tumbled-down, the vibrant yellows and pinks give life to them making the place even livelier.
5. Juzcar, Spain
Next in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Juzcar from Spain was painted all blue in 2011. Sony Pictures asked the residents of the town to paint their homes blue. This was a part of a promotional bombardment for the movie, Smurfs. After the movie got released, the residents were requested to paint their homes back. Since the blue-ness was getting a lot of attention from tourists, the people of that area were relishing it, and hence decided that they won’t be changing the new colour scheme.
6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Next in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Rio de Janerio is one of those colourful cities of the world, which is quite well known in the world because of its famous carnivals and colourful celebrations. It all started out as an art project turning the place into what it is like now. In 2010, two Dutch artists, Haas and Hahn, decided that they will fill out the Favela Santa Maria slum with colours and designs giving it a new energetic life. Help was taken from local teenagers, and the slums were turned into a rainbow like place. You definitely don’t want to miss it out.
7. Jaipur, India
Next in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one .Maharaja Swai Ram Singh wanted to welcome the Prince of Wales, Edward, in a tremendous way that no one would ever be able to forget, and – you bet – he did! The whole town was transformed in 1853. Every other building was painted Pink. Even if you go see now, the buildings are really beautiful with their faded pink colours. This truly makes Jaipur deserving to be included in the list of colourful cities of the world.
8. Jodhpur, India
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. Jodhpur is also known as “Blue City” for the blue colour on the houses in the old city area. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.
9. St. John’s, Newfoundland
Jellybean Row in St. John’s in Newfoundland was painted in a way that made the houses to be clearly seen from the sea for the ship captains. They used to assign a certain bright colour of their choice for their homes. These buildings are all sheared in white, Victorian styled. This designing has made this place to stand out having continuity along the row.
10. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Next in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Bo-Kaap, an area of Cape Town which is the second largest city of South Africa is known for its amazingly stupendous blend of colours. You will find every cool colour in the city – from lime, yellow to an aquamarine – in almost every place, from the bottom of Signal Hill and all the way to the top. Similarly, houses and mosques are decorated in a series of colours making the city absolutely an eye candy. The city was coloured by the former slaves, who were bought by the Dutch, to celebrate the end of the racial discrimination being conducted afore.
11. Vernazza, Italy
The last in the list of the Most Colorful Cities is this one. Italy being one of the most toured states has another colourful city Vernazza, which makes it even more beautiful. The beautiful ocean which gives freshness to eyes because of the oh-so blue water, and the different colours of boats and buildings which range from yellow to pink and sea green, give this city a fresh charm.
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