Exploring new cities is always a pleasure, but it's even more exciting when these destinations are colorful. Whether it's a street with all the colors of the rainbow or an entire city in a monochromatic blue or pink, the colors of a place can leave a lasting imprint on our travel memories. Let's discover together some of the most colorful cities in the world!
Countries all over the world, from Chile to South Africa, to Cuba, host cities that have ignored the conventional, to propose something completely new. And travelers can only appreciate it!
The most colorful cities in the world
It is easy to see the Venetian island of Burano from the sea, the brightly colored houses somehow play the role of the lighthouse. According to the traditions of the island, local fishermen began to paint their houses in bright colors (shades of orange, red, yellow and purple) so that they could find them in the mist upon their return from fishing.
Now, this practice has become a law, and if you live on the island and want to paint your home, you need to ask for permission from the government, which will assign a color to your home. These homes attract travelers from all over the world.
BO-KAAP, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Formerly known as the Malay Quarter (this is where the descendants of the people of present-day Malaysia, India and Indonesia live who were deported by the East India Company to serve as a workforce in the XNUMXth century), the colorful buildings of Bo-Kaap stand out among the more traditional structures in Cape Town.
The mosques and houses in Bo-Kaap, a historically Muslim neighborhood, are a rainbow of dazzling blue, fuchsia, yellow and green. While the neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city (it dates back to the 16th century), residents have recently started transforming their homes. It is an expression of freedom, a celebration of Ramadan and Eid, or perhaps a simple desire to express their artistic side ...
I Caribbean they're chock-full of pastel-colored oases, but one of our favorites is Curacao, a pristine island in the Lesser Antilles. Locals say that in the early nineteenth century, Dutch Governor General Albert Kikkert suffered from migraines caused by the reflection of the bright Caribbean sun on the white buildings. He issued a decree to paint all structures in any color except white, and a series of pastel colors have adorned the island's buildings ever since.
The Blue City of India, located in the western state of Rajasthan, is a colorful reminder of the Indian caste system. In the past, Brahmins, the so-called upper classes, painted their houses in royal blue to differentiate their properties from those of the lower class. Over time, other houses have simply followed suit.
Many believe the color is popular today for a variety of reasons, including that of tradition. The chemical composition of the blue paint would be a good defense against termites and mosquitoes, the color keeps houses cool in this very sunny region. And above all, this bright color is also very beautiful!
LA BOCA, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Caminito, the famous kaleidoscopic street of Buenos Aires, is located on the banks of the Riachuelo River. As extravagant as this neighborhood is, its fanciful facades have a very rational explanation: the houses were built from scraps of the local yard and painted with the remnants of available paint.
Today, the brightly colored block illuminates this popular neighborhood and makes it a tourist destination for visitors from all over the world.