The world is full of many beautiful places. Places that will amaze you, places that will fascinate you, places that will shock you, and many others. There are enough beautiful places for all of us on planet earth to visit. Out of all these beautiful places, there are others whose beauty cannot be compared and this is because of their colorful nature. Below are some of the most colorful places that we have in the world.
11. Chefchaouen in Morocco
This city is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco, and it is situated in the Rif Mountains in Northwest of Morocco. The town uses a blue-wash for decorating their homes, and this serves as a symbol of the heavens. This practice was started by Jewish refugees who migrated to Morocco, and they colored their homes with blue so that they can always be conscious of their spirituality and live in awareness. Now, the natives of this place repaint the buildings so as to keep the history of the Jewish people alive.
10. Istanbul in Turkey
The houses in this place go way back to the era of Ottoman. It is full of history and in particular with the Jewish inhabitants. It is an exciting fact to note that this place lies on either side of the point of separation between two continents; Europe and Asia. This means that there is a place you can step and be in Europe; take another step on the other side and be in Asia. How cool is that? Istanbul is one of the places you will never regret visiting because you will get to experience the beauty of Turkey.
9. Menton in France
This is said to be the place where the invention of the French Riviera happened. It is a beautiful and gorgeous place that will make your heart melt. This place is a place where oranges and lemons comfortably grow in the winter. There is a story that says Eve planted the first lemons in Menton. Whether true or not, I do not know. But when I hear that lemons and oranges bloom during winter, I am tempted to believe. The beautiful beaches further enhance Menton’s beauty.
8. Burano in Venice, Italy
Burano is an island, and it is one of the four islands connected by bridges. There are numerous multicolored houses in Burano on the sides of the canal. They are beautiful, and they give life to the city making it very attractive. This tradition of painting house began with fishermen who had a problem locating their houses when it was foggy. To make it easy to locate their homes, they had to paint them. It was not long before the trend spread. Now, there is a clearly-defined system that governs this tradition like notifying the government so that they can tell you the colors you are permitted to use.
7. Curacao in the Caribbean
I am sure that no one dislikes the sound of the word ‘Caribbean.’ There is a lot of fun that one can have there. The beaches are the best part of it all. However, there is so more to this place than the beaches; the colorful buildings that have the Dutch ‘feel.’ The blue skies pair beautifully with the waters and the colored buildings. This city is splendid, and it can make for a perfect holiday destination.
6. Nyhavn in Copenhagen
This is a canal that was established in the 17th century. It has a beautiful waterfront that is exciting. The buildings in this place are brightly colored, and this gives life to the city. These beautiful buildings stretch all the way from Kogens Nytrov up to the Royal Playhouse’s harbor front. The buildings are ancient and the date back to the 17th and 18th century. They were made using plaster, wood, and bricks. This place is just splendid, and while there, you stand to learn a lot of the district’s fascinating history.
5. Jodhpur in India
This is one of the largest cities in Rajasthan and because of the blue coloring of the buildings; it has been branded ‘The Blue City.’ The colorful houses are bright blue and one look at the city, and you will love it. There is a total of 100 houses which are secured by a wall built around them. The idea to color the houses was started by a caste of priests called the Brahmins. This was to serve as a separating factor between them and the other castes. As time went by, other people of different castes picked up the trend. Other people believe that the blue color helps to keep their houses cool as well as ward mosquitoes off.
4. Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa
This is a suburb that has so much more to it than just beautiful colors. It has a rich history and especially when it comes to slave activities during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Dutch would bring in slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and other parts to this place. Numerous houses were later built to lease to the slaves. The slaves that bought the houses painted them as a sign of freedom and joy. You can see that the houses have some Dutch and Georgian styles of building. There is also a museum there that is the main tourist attraction to this place. The colors in this place give you a sense of calmness.
3. Santorini in Greece
I am moved to call this place a heaven. Yes, it is a heaven on earth. Santorini is an island that is very gorgeous, and it is located in Southeast of Greece. The fact that it is an island just gives it a big bonus because you get to have an ocean view. The primary color used in Santorini is white. The people adopted the art of decorating their homes with whitewash in the 19th century. The main reason is that whitewash was pocket-friendly, lasted longer, and has oxidizing properties. The view of the sunset is like watching the sun drowning in the ocean. It is just stunning.
2. Valparaiso in Chile
If you saw the beauty of this place while the sun sets, you will pack your bags and relocate to this place. It is just magical. The houses are well built, well positioned and beautifully colored. Valparaiso is the heartbeat of Chile. It has many museums, colonial buildings, churches, and cathedrals. All these are sights that will make you love the city. The multiple colors used on the buildings just take the beauty of this place to the next level.
1. Wroclaw in Poland
Lower Silesia’s capital is one of the most exquisite cities in all of Poland. No one can be able to sufficiently prove this fact otherwise. There is a beauty that is indescribable in this place. You have to see it so that you can understand. There are so many attractive historical features in this city, but none of them can compare to the rows of houses present. You can tell that the structural design was correctly implemented. These bright colors give life to the streets and set a magical mood at night.
Visiting either of the places above will be a pleasure that you will live to remember. The beauties of these places cannot be described adequately with words. They are exquisite and full of much historical information that will educate you. They also have rich cultures that will get your attention. While you are at it, you can enjoy the sandy beaches and the beautiful sunsets.