What defines the beauty of a city? It depends on various factors like landscape, architectural style, cleanliness, peacefulness, people, etc. The colors also play an important role in bringing an exceptional beauty to a city. The followings are the 8 most colorful cities in the world.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
The Saint John city in New Brunswick province is the oldest incorporated city in Canada, since 1785. Saint John City is widely popular for its brightly colored downtown row houses. It is one of popular tourist attractions in the city. The multi-coloured houses in the downtown area of Saint John are known as ‘Jellybean Row’. It is said to be people of Saint Johns used to paint their houses in bright colors to keep the beauty even in foggy weather. You can see each house in the street painted with a unique color. The walking tour in the city surely become an unforgettable experience for you.
The Blue City of Morocco is so remote that it has remained closed off to the rest of the world for almost half a millennium. But why it so blue? The reasons for the blue color of the Moroccan town of Chefchaouen vary, depending upon who you ask. Some people say it's due to Jewish mysticism, while others say the blue hues are a natural repellent of the mosquitos that hang out in the hills where the town is built. No matter why Chefchaouen is blue, one thing is for sure: It's one of the world's most colourful town.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap has a colorful history. During 16th and 17th centuries a number of slaves were imported from Malaysia, Indonesia and other African countries to Cape Town by the Dutch. The slaves were known as ‘Cape Malays’. In 1760 a number of houses were built in this area and leased to the slaves. Later the slaves bought the houses and painted in bright colors to express their freedom and happiness. The historic and colorful Bo-Kaap suburb is located in the foot of signal hill in Cape Town. This residential area is renowned for its brightly colored houses and narrow cobble stoned streets. These houses display a mixture of Georgian and Dutch architectural styles.
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
Jodhpur, The second largest city in Rajasthan, India - is also known as ‘The Blue City’. The city is named after the bright blue-washed houses in the old town. From one blue town to another, India was light-years ahead of Morocco, although the blue hues of Jodhpur come with a less than cheerful past. Originally painted as part of the caste system, electric blue buildings were once reserved for the ‘upper classes’. However, the trend quickly spread throughout the town, converting the cobalt buildings’ remains into both a veritable tourist attraction and a practical solution to scorching heat.
Willemstad is the capital city of Curacao and is known to be a world heritage city. Rich in history, from buildings to private homes, they all display colorful and some very beautiful structure. Infact there are some total 750 colorful structures in the city.
Willemstad city is also known for historical buildings and many of these buildings stand out due to the Dutch architectural style. Dated back in the 17th century these historical colorful buildings attract thousands of visitors every year.
Burano, Venice, Italy
The multicolored houses in Burano is having an intresting fact. In the old days fishing was the main source of income in Burano. During winters, the fishermen found it hard to recognize their homes because of heavy fog. So they decided to paint their houses with different colors. This incident is believed to be the starting of the coloring tradition in Burano. Today you can see that the houses in Burano follow a particular color scheme. There is a well-defined system for painting the houses in Burano. Suppose you are a resident in the village and you like to paint your home. The first thing you have to do is send an official request to the government. They will notify you which color you are permitted to paint your home. Interesting right!
Busan, South Korea
The second city of South Korea almost always plays second fiddle to Seoul, but if there's one reason to put Busan at the top of your Korea bucket list, it's the Gamcheon cultural village. A hillside covered in colorful houses people often compare to stacked legos, it's one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ places on the Korean peninsula, and maybe in the whole world. You must see this one if this is in your travel bucket list.
When you think of the Greek island of Santorini, it's likely that two colors come to mind: White, which is the color of many buildings' walls, and blue, which is not only the color of the roofs, but of the sparkling Ionian sea the laps at the island's shore. In fact, the building facades of the city of Oia feature a number of other colors, but the blues and whites are so dazzling it's easy to simply fixate on them. Another way to appreciate the vibrant rainbow of Oia is to take your shots at sunset on a clear day, when the prismatic sky casts its colorful light on the darkened cityscape.
So these were few selected ones and we know this will surely bring a smile on your face. Do make a point to visit these places and get ready to immerse yourself in all the colours of the rainbow. Have we missed any of the world’s most colourful cities or places? Comment below!