We live in a wonderful world worth exploring, there is no doubt about that. If you love nature, amazing beaches or history, there is so much to see. This short post is dedicated to the colourful cities in the world we were lucky to visit and enjoy. Some of them are famous in its own right, others not so much. But we loved our time her.
Here is a list of seven of the most colourful cities in the world:
1. Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy
Colourful Cities in the World – Manarola Cinque Terre in Italy
Cinque Terre is a chain of five villages rested on a rocky coastline in the north of Italy. Known for its beauty and best explored on foot along the old footpaths, Cinque Terre seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Let’s not forget the food and wine to be had… followed by Italian gelato.
The most colourful of the five villages is Manarola and if you are visiting this part of Italy, allow for more time here. Stunning.
2. Guanajuato in Mexico
Colourful Cities in the World – Guanajuato in Mexico
A vibrant student city in Mexico known for international festivals is yet to be appreciated for its colourful beauty. The city is nestled in a valley and its colourful houses line the twisted alleyways.
We spent four months in Mexico exploring different areas and they certainly know how to make cities colourful. But for us Guanajuato was the one we picked of our list of the most colourful cities in the world. A wonderful place to get lost.
3. Brighton Beach in Australia
Colourful Cities in the World – Brighton Beach in Australia
Brighton Beach made it to our top 7 most colourful cities in the world for a very good reason. Not only it offers a stretch of vibrant, colourful beach houses (that are worth a lot) which really please the eye, but the houses are also located on a gorgeous beach itself.
Simply sit down and enjoy both attractions. The small beach houses as well as the perfect beach.
4. Caminito, Buenos Aries in Argentina
Colourful Cities in the World – Caminito, Buenos Aries in Argentina
Caminito, meaning little walkway in Spanish, is a street in a downtown neighbourhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires. A local artist painted the first house back in the ’60s to attract more artists to come here to live and perform.
Today the most colourful street is mostly jam-packed with tourists snapping photos and shopping for souvenirs.
5. Nyhavn, Copenhagen in Denmark
Colourful Cities in the World – Nyhavn, Copenhagen in Denmark
Nyhavn in Copenhagen is the place to be. Almost 300 years old townhouses are painted in bright colours and create a unique and enjoyable sight for the visitor. Lined up with restaurants and bars, it’s a perfect place to sit down and enjoy the afternoon. You might see a red house (no 67) across Nyhavn where Hans Christian Andersen wrote his first stories. Also the best time to capture the colours is early morning or at sunset when the colours really pop.
6. Burano Island, Burano in Italy
Colourful Cities in the World – Burano Island in Italy
Located only stone-throw from the famous Venice Island, Burano is known for its lace industry and its beautiful brightly-painted houses. Legend has it that it was the fishermen who painted the first houses so they would recognize their house from the water. Today, the colour must be approved by the government first to keep them all in line.
7. Rynek, Wroclaw in Poland
Colourful Cities in the World – Rynek Wroclaw in Poland
Poland might not be synonymous with colours, but the city of Wroclaw will prove your wrong. One of the biggest cities in Poland, it still amazes travellers with a delightful square dominated by colourful houses.
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A coffee lover, history junkie, former tour guide, and endless optimist. The mastermind of logistics and chief navigator for Very Hungry Nomads, two women on an adventure to visit EVERY country in the world. Marty is a social butterfly who describes her life as “just livin’ the dream".