the most colorful cities of the world

Discovering new cities is always a great pleasure for a traveler. However, this place is even larger when it has lines dominating pastel colors. From Chile to South Africa, from Cuba to Trinidad, there are cities in various countries around the world that have an artistic line around town, or a fun color that is a cultural love.

For example, the city of Willemstad, which is white before everything else in Curaçao, is a visual feast. According to the legend, the governor preferred the vibrant tones of the city's architecture because it relieved migraines. However, the colorful architecture of the Italian city Burano, which resembles a jewel, is also a result of government decree. According to a painting technique dating back to the 16th century, local authorities have decided on which color to paint your house.

Other cities included in this list were painted colorfully as social art projects, film promotions. We have compiled a list of the most colorful cities in the world for you:

Burano, Italy
Burano is easily accessible from Venice Island, from the sea. The jewel-like houses are shining like a beacon, as they were intended for construction. According to the island, local fishermen began to paint their homes with bright colors (orange, yellow, purple). So they could see their surroundings while fishing in fog and they could spot their houses with their colors. Now this practice has become a rule, and if you live in the island and want to paint your house, the local government decides which color to paint your house.

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
The brilliant buildings of Bo-Kaap are among the traditional buildings of Cape Town, formerly known as the Malay Quarter (the name of slaves brought from the Malay archipelago). The historic Muslim quarter Bo-Kaap's glass and houses are dazzlingly blue, fuchsia, sunshine and neon green tones. The neighborhood is one of the oldest settlements in the city, dating back to the 16th century. Since then, city dwellers have been painting their homes in colorful tones. Bo-Kaap has become colorful in the streets of the month of Ramadan and feast celebrations, and it has been one of the most colorful cities in the world for centuries.

Willemstad, Curaçao
The dazzling colors that embellish the capital of this Caribbean island are probably due to the head pain of the former governor. The locals told the governor of the Dutch colony that in 1800 the white color of migraine was bad, and issued a decree that the buildings had to be painted differently from white. Today this jewel is a Dutch colonial trade settlement that has been added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO and has been preserved throughout history.

Jodhpur, India
This blue city in India is in the Western Rajasthan province. The colors of Jodhpur, a colorful reminder of the caste system of India, come from the upper class Brahmans not wanting to distinguish themselves from those of the lower classes. In time all the upper classes of the city joined in and even the city's Mehrangarh Castle painted in blue colors. The chemicals that contain blue color keep away the termites in the region and blue houses under the sun remain cooler than others.


La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The famous street Caminito is located just off the Riachuelo River. The area seems strange as well as there is a practical explanation on the outside of the ceiling: the houses were painted with residual dyestuffs from the wineries in the local shipyard. Today, the vibrant colors illuminate the neighborhood of the working class, making it a tourist destination for sightseeing all over the world.

Jaipur, India
Jaipur is another colorful Indian city with Udaipur (white city), Nagpur (orange city). The city of Jaipur, which is described as a rosy pink city, was painted in the 19th century as a British Colonial city. The local leader painted the city in various colors to meet the important people who came to the country. One day, the local leading city painted pink to honor Prince Edward's visit to Wales. Since then, a law on the city's pink has been issued, and since that day Jaipur has been known as India's pink city.

Trinidad, Cuba
The buildings in Trinidad, a 16th-century town in the center of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, are painted with sugar-cane green, ocean blue and sunshine. Most of the city, which was taken to the World Heritage List by UNESCO, was built with the proceeds from the slave trade, and the colorful streets of Afro-Cuban culture emerged. Important color spots of the city include the former San Francisco Monastery, Palacio Brunet and Palacio Cantero.

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey
Balat Since the Byzantine period, Istanbul is known as the Jewish neighborhood. Red, blue and green buildings piled on top of this neighborhood have become a frequent destination for design-oriented tourists and to visit the Istanbul Biennial. For everyone, it is fun to walk around the narrow streets of boutiques, cafes and galleries painted in pastel colors.

Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil
The Peleourinho neighborhood of Salvador came from the Portuguese word for pillory and was once home to the first slave market in the continent. When slavery was banned in 1835, the city began to fall in sight. In 1985, however, Pelourinho was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and entered the neighborhood rebuilding process. Nowadays, it reflects the history of Afro-Brazil with the buildings of pastel colors, as well as the culture and people of Pelourinho.

Rainbow Row, Charleston, South Karoline
The rows of colorful houses that resemble Easter eggs on the historic coast of Charleston have been restored since the beginning of the 1700s and since the American Civil War. It is suggested that the pastel-colored facades were made for drunk seamen to recognize their own houses. However, the shopkeepers of the city paint their shops in various pastel colors and use it as an advertising format. Today the flat-eared Georgian house located on the East Bay Street between 83 and 107 is known as the most popular structure of the city.

Juzcar, Spain
Juzcar has a Hollywood-based, more modern description of this, while many of the world's most colorful towns and cities are so colorful. In 2011, Sony Pictures executives wanted to take a promotional film for the famous cartoon film Smurfs and chose Juzcar for this film. When the Smurfs movie proposal ended, they offered to restore the town, but the residents of Juzcar gave the impression that the city would remain in the referendum because they were used to the Smurfs and to the tourists they brought. This is now known as a Şirinler Village in the world and is regularly hosting tours, events.

Valpariaiso, Chile
Chile's poet chief Pablo Neruda has lived in the city for some time and the charm of the city is revealed in pastel tones. The city's historic harbor center has been declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and has nightclubs, restaurants and various shops for all areas of interest hidden behind colored facades. Street artists nowadays are contributing to the colorful structure of the city with their talents and turning the streets into an open air gallery.
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