You have seen quirky places, abandoned or beautiful places, but have you seen the most colourful places on our earth that will literally, brighten your day? We, at HolidayMe, have curated a list of 10 cities, for you to experience the beauty of our amazing planet.
St. John’s, Canada
The largest city in the state, is also one of the most colourful cities in the world. Even though the climate is usually sullen and chilly, it doesn’t stop the locals from painting their buildings in vibrant colours.
Why to go there: The unspoiled environment of St. Johns provides several outdoor activities for the travellers. One of the biggest Canadian urban park, Pippy Park offers gold courses, hiking trails, skiing as well as flora and fauna.
Don’t forget: Be a part of the annual George Street Festival and Mardi Gras in November.
Wroclaw, the ‘Holy blossom of Europe’, is one of the most architecturally and culturally diverse cities in central Europe, thanks to its majestic old town square, stunning architectural marvels and quirky, old-fashioned buildings.
Why to go there: Tucked away behind the Old Town square, the trademark colourful buildings seem to have sprung from a cartoon. An area which shall not to be missed.
Don’t forget: Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Wroclaw Japanese Garden, one of the most breathtaking gardens in Poland.
Located on the east coast of the gulf of Thailand, Pattaya has developed a colourful reputation over the years. A popular beach resort in Thailand, Pattaya is renowned for its stunning nightlife. During the days, the beach is always brimming with life, but Pattaya comes to life after the sun goes down.
Why to go there: apart from its beaches and vibrant nightlife, Thailand is famous for its cultural and religious significances. Head to Buddha hill, one of the highest points in Pattaya, where you can see the statue of Big Buddha painted in gold.
Don’t forget: internationally known for its vibrant nightlife, Pattaya offers plenty of choices for entertainment and fun.
The Most Colourful Cities in The World
A photographer’s paradise, Burano is a pretty Island in the Venetian Lagoon. Famous for lace-making workshops and brightly coloured fisherman’s houses, Burano is a great excursion from Venice. These colourful houses are fisherman’s desire to identify their own houses when they are fishing out.
Why to go there: Exploring Burano gives countless photo opportunities, as there are plenty of charming yards and squares, many little lanes and alleys, impressive leaning Bell tower and much more.
Don’t Forget: It seems obvious, that everyone comes to Burano to see the colorful building, but witnessing these wonders with a 30-minute vaporetto ride is a feast to your eyes.
A trip to Naples should be on everyone’s bucket list, because life should be colourful like a rainbow – just like that. The historic city of Naples is a delight to the eyes with its colourful buildings and stunningly beautiful natural landscape.
Why to go there: The aura of small-town friendliness and historical landmarks amid the sophisticated areas, with more than 40 eclectic shops offering antique pieces, traditional and contemporary art galleries, home furnishing, boutiques, and more.
Don’t forget: Be a part of ‘Pizzafest’, the world’s largest celebration of pizza, which will take place later this year in Naples (2-7 September, 2015).
Amorgos Island, Greece
Who wouldn’t want to live in one of these colourful places in the world? If you ever wonder, what makes it breath-taking, then the answer lies within its surrounding landscapes, colourful houses and the happy people. The rainbow colours and the creativity of the locals have turned dull towns into vibrant, stunning pieces of art.
Why to go there: The Island of ‘the Big Blue’, Amorgos offers several things to do such as walking in the alleys of Katapola, exploring traditional lighthouses, Castle of Amorgos, among others.
Don’t forget: Stroll around the miniature streets of Amorgos Chora and stop for coffee and dessert at Calisto, where the Brazilian cake should not be missed.
Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Brilliantly coloured houses (pink, green, orange and turquoise colours), situated at the foot of signal hills, Bo-Kaap is a spiritual home for the Cape Town’s Muslim community. The place feels like a dreamland when you actually step in this beautiful sanctuary of tranquillity, and peace; and will be left in awe.
Why to go there: Apart from its picturesque surroundings, strolling through the streets of the Bo Kaap, provides a taste of a distinctly Cape Tonian community replete with its rich history and lifestyle.
Don’t forget: If you are keen on spending some time in the kitchen, then try your hand at cooking to learn the secret recipes of the traditional Malay cuisine.
Istanbul’s old Jewish quarter and a town immersed in its historical glory, Balat in Istanbul is a traveller’s paradise. Most famous for its magnificent architecture, where the delights of the modern day blends with the city’s old world charm leaving you breathless.
Why to go there: Balat offers a perfect contrast with its bright blue sky looking splendid against the century-old Ottoman colorful buildings, all painted in shades of pinks, red, green and yellows.
Don’t forget: Balat has become one of the coolest places for summer strolls, offering several chic cafes, art galleries and boutiques.
10 cities so colorful it’s hard to believe they’re real
Does it look like a film set in the Smurfs movie? Don’t get confused between Juzcar, Spain and Jodhpur. The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is known for its sensational blue coloured buildings and plays a vital role in Indian tourism.
Why to go there: Absorb the beauty of stunning monuments, forts and museums, and feel the essence of the culture and architecture of this place.
Don’t forget: Don’t miss on a visit to the bustling old city market, full of handicrafts, spices, saris and fabrics shops.
Old San Juan, Mexico
One of Mexico’s most popular winter destinations, Old San Juan offers great diversity and near-perfect climate. Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for vacationers along with its mountains and golden beaches, crystal blue waters, idyllic old towns and vine-hung foothills.
Why to go there: Old San Juan has one of Mexico’s best nightlife scene, apart from its beachfront luxurious villas, quaint boutiques, golf courses and options for adventure activities.
Don’t forget: A trip to Old San Juan would not be complete without experiencing the great adventures of the region such as kayaking, zip lining, and much more.