Embark on a journey between colors, discover the most colorful cities in the world, from south to north picturesque places that put you in a good mood

Small villages or big cities that cheer your soul; lines of bright, colorful, and picturesque houses. Arriving in these cities or neighborhoods seems like a dip in a palette of colors that immediately puts you in a good mood. They are scattered across the planet, each with its history: they are the most cheerful and colorful cities in the world, the perfect destination for an unusual journey that will surprise and amaze you.

Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore village, Cinque Terre, Italy one of the Most Colorful Cities In The World

The Cinque Terre is known throughout the world and the reason will be clear from your first steps in this wonderful place. Riomaggiore is the first of five villages, the lovely colorful houses-towers, close to the sea, make it a little jewel of Liguria.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most colorful cities in the world
Cape Town is one of the most colorful cities in the world. Photo by Alf Igel via Flickr

We are in the district of Bo Kaa, in Cape Town, where houses of all colors follow each other on wonderful roads. The district was once populated by Malay slaves and is now a beautiful multicultural place.

Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen, Norway

From the South to the North of the world: in an Arctic location, characterized by snow and glaciers, in Svalbard’s islands, there is a small village of colored houses that stand out against the white background.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is one of the most colorful cities in the world. Photo by paula soler-mota via Flickr

We move to South America, to the neighborhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires, inhabited mostly by Italian immigrants (mostly Genoese). Here in ‘800, the houses were painted with the remaining color used to paint the boats moored on the Riachuelo river. Fall in love with this place, one of the most colorful cities in the world where you can dance the tango and enjoy Genoese focaccia.

Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland
Photo by Loris Silvio Zecchino via Flickr

Among the most colorful cities in Europe, there is also the young and vibrant Wroclaw. The old town is characterized by beautiful colored houses from sloping roof with strong colors and pastel shades.

Chefchouen, Morocco

Chefchouen, the blue city of Morocco
Photo by neiljs via Flickr

Capital of the homonym region, Chefchouen is the blue city of Morocco. It is located in a mountainous region and only in the ’50s foreigners have been able to know this wonder, first considered sacred, and now a World Heritage site.

Burano, Italy

Durano, Italy, one of the most colorful cities of the world
Photo by John Bugg via Flickr

Let’s go back to Italy to discover the colorful canals of Burano, a beautiful island about 40 minutes from Venice. They say that the bright colors of the houses would allow fishermen to recognize their homes on foggy days.

Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol, UK
Photo by Andrew Dennes via Flickr

The district of Clifton makes Bristol, the eighth-largest city in the UK, one of the most colorful cities in the world. The blue, red, yellow, and purple colors the Georgian villas and houses.

St John’s, Canada

St John's, Canada, one of the most colorful cities in the world
Photo by Elena Elisseeva via Dreamstime.com

We are in Jellybean Row. It is thus called the center of St John’s town on the island of Newfoundland: its colorful houses resemble a row of gelatinous candy.

Valparaíso, Chile

Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaíso, Chile, one of the most colorful cities in the world. Photo by Pierre Le Bigot via Flickr

When you will be on the funicular to reach the top of the city you will notice the bright colors of the houses of Valparaiso, the cultural center of Chile, a wonderful city with a poetic and impressive charm.