10 of The Most Colourful Cities In The World

Take a look at what we think are 10 of the most colourful cities in the world:

1) Chefchaouen, Morocco

Photo Credit – Claudio Accheri

Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking blue-washed buildings of its old town.


2) Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Photo Credit – Isabelle Chauvel

A popular daytime destination, hillside Bo-Kaap is known for its narrow cobbled streets lined with colourful houses.


3) Santorini, Greece

Photo Credit – Neal Weinberg

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape.

4) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo Credit – Rodrigo Soldon

Rio de Janeiro is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Escadaria Selaróna steps. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns), and It’s lively carnival festival – featuring parade floats, colourful costumes and samba dancers.

5) La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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La Boca is a working-class area with a cluster of attractions near the Riachuelo River. Steakhouses and street artists surround Caminito, a narrow alley flanked by brightly painted zinc shacks.

6) Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Photo Credit – Fabrizio Giordano

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs).

7) Valparaiso, Chile

Photo Credit – Sebastian Riquelme

Valparaíso is a port city on Chile’s coast. It’s known for its steep funiculars and colourful clifftop homes.

8) Wroclaw, Poland

Photo Credit – Bertrand Waridel

Wrocław is a city on the Oder River in western Poland. It’s known for its Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and featuring a modern fountain. Also on the square is the Gothic Old Town Hall, with its large astronomical clock.

9) Burano Island, Italy

Photo Credit – Ann Hung

Picturesque Burano is known for its brightly coloured fishermen’s houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon.

10) Izmal, Mexico

Photo Credit – Nettans

Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.