10 of the most colorful cities in the world


These towns are physical versions of that gorgeous weather phenomenon which is known as rainbow.

1. Palmitas, Mexico


This district in Mexico commissioned the street art group German Crew to paint the town a rainbow of colors, resulting in what looks like a large and mesmerizing mural.

2. Nuuk, Greenland

Even though you might expect all the homes to be green when you hear “Greenland”, that’s not the case. Colorful buildings started as a means for identifying the use of each one — commercial properties were red, hospitals were yellow and so on.

3. Guanajuato, Mexico

It makes sense that this city is filled with many artists since just about every house is a different color. Visitors can take a cable car up and down the hill to take in the views without working up a sweat.

4. Bristol, England

Even though this harbor used to be a busy merchant port, today it’s taken on a bright and colorful look and is filled with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.

5. Wroclaw, Poland

Part of this historic city’s cultural identity is that of colorful architecture. Ring Square is one of the most colorful areas, featuring pink, purple and even green buildings.

6. Willemstad, Curaçao

If you love pastels, you should take a trip to Willemstad ASAP. In the 19th century, the governor at the time suffered from migraines as a result of the reflection of the sun off of the white buildings, so he had everyone paint their homes a color.

7. Burano, Italy

The island of Burano is located in the Venetian Lagoon and is known for its brightly colored houses, which is a tradition that was started by fishermen who painted their houses so they could see them when they were out fishing.

8. Havana, Cuba


During the 20th century, this city imposed strict architecture regulations that impacted the balconies, ornaments and colors. As a result, the streets are lined with beautiful and bright buildings.

9. Guatapé, Colombia


This village is known for its colorful buildings and unique motifs. Apparently only the wealthy families used to have bright homes, but in 2007 the mayor gave materials to everyone so the difference between the rich and poor would not be so drastic.

10. Valparaíso, Chile


This city is nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific” and for good reason: It’s filled with tons of brightly-colored buildings and unique culture.