Most Colorful Places Around The World

Most Colorful Places Around The World

ROY G BIV. Easter Eggs. Crayola.

Whatever your fancy, it turns out that places around the globe--from neighborhoods to entire towns--like to sport their preferred shades on their facades.

Burano, Venice, Italy
This Venetian island is famous for two things: lace and its ridiculously colorful homes.
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Jewish refugees painted this mountain-side town blue in the 1930s and now the city has beautiful blue and white buildings to show for it.
Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Spain's Andalucia region has numerous "white villages" scattered across it; this one has monuments dating back to the 15th century. (AP Photo/Giovanna DellOrto)
Jodphur, India
India's caste system may have something to do with why this town has homes painted various shades of blue.
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Colorful homes dot the landscape (aka "Jelly Bean Row") in the capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador.
Cinque Terre
Five villages on the Italian Riviera--Vernazza, Monterossa al Mare, Riomaggiore, Corniglia and Manarola--have pastel-colored perched homes.
Juzcar, Spain
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The southern Spanish town was painted blue for the "Smurfs" movie in 2011. After visitor numbers ballooned to 80,000 people (from 300), residents voted to keep it that color once they saw the tourism draw. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
Longyearbyen, Norway
It's forbidden to die in this town (mostly because the graveyard is so cold that bodies are failing to decompose), so residents live frigidly in their colorful wooden homes.
Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil
The first capital of Brazil has an exquisite historical center (often called Pelourinho) that has so strictly adhered to the original architecture that its now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Balat, Istanbul
This old Jewish district of Istanbul features homes in an array of colors.
Nyhavn, Copenhagen
17th and 18th century homes and bars dot the canal and entertainment district of the Danish capital.
Kulusuk, Greenland
What else is there to do in a town of 300 people than paint your house primary colors?
Willemstad, Curacao
The Easter egg-colored and red-roofed homes and businesses that lie along the harbor are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Valparaiso, Chile
Colors are everywhere in this Chilean seaport town.
Tobermory, Scotland
Colorful homes line the coast on this Isle of Mull town.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
A suburb of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap was originally home to freed slaves from Malaysia and Indonesia, among other places.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm's "old town" is a favorite among tourists thanks to its cobblestone streets, cafes, Royal Palace and oh, yea, pretty colored buildings.
Wrocław, Poland
You might not have heard of this place, but you should. Poland's fourth-largest city has gorgeous Gothic architecture, nightlife and one of the largest markets in Europe (seen here).
Menton, Côte d'Azur, France
French Riviera. Beaches. Color. Need we say more?
Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia
There are some 1,860 bathing "boxes" that dot Dendy Street Beach and the Port Philip Bay.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tropical colors are the name of the game in this historic section of the city.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story called the Melbourne area beach "Denby Street Beach."

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