10 Most Colourful Cities In The World

Shreya Cheema

Warsaw, Poland

From the Renaissance Barbican's pink hues to the Old Town's post-war houses, the city's vibrant history shines through buildings drenched in rich reds, oranges, greens, and yellows.

Havana, Cuba

Havana's vibrant streets reflect its eclectic history. The city's architecture tells a colourful story, from the Moorish blue of the 16th and 17th centuries to stained-glass windows and Art Deco facades.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen's streets and canalsides are adorned with colourful houses that exude cheer. Nyhavn port, once a red-light district, now beams with 17th-century buildings, earning it the nickname "Sunny Side."

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca, a lively Buenos Aires neighbourhood, dazzles with El Caminito's technicolour buildings. Street performers tango, buskers play local music, and stalls twinkle with handmade jewellery, creating a bold atmosphere.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, near the Rif Mountains, soothes with its almost entirely blue design, symbolising a fusion of sky and sea. Legend has it that the walls were painted blue in the 1970s to attract travellers.

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Valparaíso, Chile

Known as the Jewel of the Pacific, Valparaíso's ramshackle charm is enhanced by a vivid palette. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic quarter's cobblestone streets are lined with lurid painted houses, offering surprises at every turn.

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Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, the Blue City, stands out against the Thar Desert with its range of blue shades. From deep sapphire to vibrant cobalt, the city exudes calm and peace, joining India's other bright metropolises.

Jodhpur, India | Photo by Giuliano Gabella on Unsplash

Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara surprises with a burst of colours, challenging Romania's gothic stereotypes. Its cobbled alleys in the walled citadel are adorned with shades of orange, yellow, and pink, contrasting with the legacy of Vlad the Impaler.

Sighișoara, Romania | Photo by Jan Henckens on Unsplash

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Las Peñas, a centuries-old neighbourhood in Ecuador's largest city, boasts a bohemian vibe with colour-splashed wooden houses. Artists, revolutionaries, and leaders once called this area home, adding to its vibrant history.

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Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Las Palmas stands out beyond the Canary Islands' palm-lined beaches with its diverse architecture. The islands offer a visual treat from the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Ana to Tenerife's Tilos Bridge and the colourful houses on steep cliffs in San Juan.

Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain | Photo by Héctor Martínez on Unsplash