The most colourful cities in the world

These six cities stand out from the pack thanks to their vibrancy.

Chefchaouen  Morocco

There’s no shortage of exciting and fascinating destinations in the world, but these six cities stand out for their vibrancy and remarkable colours.

Chefchaouen, Morocco
It’s easy to see why this mountain village draws visitors marvelling at its buildings in all shades of blue. Aptly nicknamed the ‘Blue City’, Chefchaouen has been all things azure since the 15th century when Sephardi Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition arrived with their tradition for painting buildings in their favourite colour.

Photo credit: Intrepid Travel

Cinque Terre, Italy
As the name suggests (‘Five Lands’ is the English translation), Cinque Terre is not one but, rather, five towns on the Ligurian Coast. Warm-hued buildings jut out, seemingly at all angles, from the rocky coast, and bright-hued fishing boats bob in sharp contrast with the clear aqua ocean. The five towns of Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza, which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are fishing villages by nature, and now attract vast numbers of tourists every year.

 

Photo credit: CN Traveler

Havana, Cuba
Famed for its classic American cars and cigars, the capital of Cuba has a reputation for being a most lively destination. But it’s not just the culture in Havana that’s colourful; the city itself is filled with pastel-toned buildings, bright crayon-coloured cars, and vibrant art (or graffiti, depending on your perspective).

 

Image credit: GQ

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    Didee
    23rd Aug 2017
    12:30pm
    How about Kinsale in Ireland.....right down south on the Coast. Di


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