World’s Most Colorful Cities That Should Be Part Of Your Bucket List In 2018

Some cities are known for their nightlife. Some cities are known for their street food. Some cities are known for their quaint cobbled streets or the exciting experiences they offer thrill-seeking travelers.

The cities on this list, however, are simply known for being the most vibrantly coloured and visually breathtaking across the globe.

1. Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau is the place for both, a taste of urban excitement as well as underwater adventures. The vivacious city is known for its beaches, offshore coral reefs and of course, its typical pastel-coloured British colonial buildings.

2. Guanajuato, Mexico

With every house a different colour, the most beautiful city in Mexico resembles an artist’s palette and boasts a whimsical soul, its streets abound with performing clowns and men in Renaissance costumes.

3. Cinque Terre, Italy

These five hard-to-access candy-coloured villages on the Italian Riviera are quaint and ancient. The pastel-coloured villas, sun-faded and rustic, are absolutely lovely and worth the visit.

4. Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil

Once an ancient slave market, P Pelourinho was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. Today, the city boasts a culture is as vibrant as its facades and has become an important centre for food and dance.

5. Burano, Italy

The jewel-coloured homes on the Venetian Island of Burano are like a beacon to guests arriving by sea. According to popular lore, local fisherman first began using brightly coloured paint so they could spot their homes through the fog and find their way home. Now, of course, the practice has become a law, but not one we’re complaining about.

6. Willemstad, Curaçao

The story of how the capital city of Curaçao got its colours is an unusual one. Apparently, back in the 1800s, the then governor of this Dutch colony issued a decree mandating that buildings be painted in any other colour but white because he decided that it was the cause of his migraines. Today, years later, the buildings stand in all their glory, glittering like jewels in the sun.

7. Valparaíso, Chile

Hidden behind the vivacious, varied, and artistically clashing façades of this historic city are restaurants, shops and little street galleries that add their own charm to the place.

8. Ilulissat, Greenland

In the 1700s, Greenland began the tradition of colour-coding their buildings. Because hospitals were yellow, police stations black and fisheries blue, people eventually began choosing more varied colours for their homes. Ilulissat, in following with this practice, has proven to be major eye-candy thanks to its colourful buildings that stand out amongst its Arctic surroundings.

9. Jodhpur, India

Besides being the Gateway to the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is home to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and plays host to vibrant festivals like the Marwar, Gangaur & Teej. Within the Blue City, you’ll find a tangle of winding streets scented by incense with bazaars selling everything under the sun.

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After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

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