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The 7 Most Colorful Cities in the World

We could all use a pick-me-up in our day. We've compiled a list of the most colorful cities in the world so you can admire the natural beauty of these picturesque towns. Feed your wanderlust with these breathtaking photos.

1. Charleston, SC

We may be a little bias, but we consider our hometown to be one of the happiest, most colorful places in the United States.  One area in particular, Rainbow Row is famous for having a strip of rainbow colored houses in the most historic part of town.

rainbow row

{Photo via The Odyssey Online}

2. Burano, Italy

Burano Ialy is an island located in the Venetian Lagoon, just north of Venice.  It is know for having the world’s most picturesque canals and delicate lace.  Burano is an easy day trip from Venice, if you’re looking to explore another island and don’t mind taking a vaporetto (public water-bus).

burano italy

{Photo via Ckanani}

3. Havana, Cuba

Havana is one of the brightest cities in the world both culturally and architecturally.  The brightly colored facades, vintage automobiles and Cuban cigars are only a few of the highlights of this city. 

havana cuba

{Photo via I Can Holidays}

4. Amorgos Island, Greece

This island is the easternmost island of the Cyclades islands that happens to be shaped like a seahorse.  Amorgos has a beautiful coastline that is lined with white adobes with brightly pained windows, doors and balconies.  Visit Amorgos for a taste of the laid back Grecian island life.

amorgos island greece

{Photo via All Inclusive Greece}

5. Porto, Portugal

Porto is the historic epicenter of Portugal.  The city resembles a medieval aged time period, with its narrow alleyways, spiral staircases, enchanting churches, and colorful bell towers.  Porto was recognized as the Best European Destination in 2012 and 2014. 

porto portugal

{Photo via Sean Pavone Photo}

6. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen’s most colorful district just happens to be on a canal in the entertainment district.  The brightly colored streets are made up of mostly historic townhouses and are easiest explored via bicycle.  Copenhagen is also the capital of the happiest country on Earth!

copenhagen denmark

{Photo via Kevin and Amanda}

7. Chefchaouen, Morocco

This sleepy mountain town situated in the Riff Mountains in Morocco, is home to some of the most charming blue rinsed homes you will ever see.  The entire town is full of breathtaking views and historically rich culture. Variously hued blue-washed buildings, steep cobbled walkways, and various leather and weaving workshops make this destination unlike any other.


{Photo via GB Fine Art Photo}