COLOURFUL CITIES TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY
Added on: 24th Nov 2016
Home to almost 300,000 people, Valparaiso mushroomed
during the second half of the 19thcentury when it was known
as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”.
Famous for its colourful houses scattered around the
city, it also boasts impressive street art works.
The capital of Curacao, an island in the southern Caribbean,
Willemstad has an array of colonial architecture influenced
by Dutch styles. The city centre, with its unique colourful
architecture and harbour entry, is now a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ST. JOHN´S, CANADA
The capital and the largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador,
Canada, St. John´s is famous for its unique architecture,
particularly for its brightly coloured low rise heritage
buildings, housing tourist shops, clothing
boutiques, and restaurants.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, also boasts some
strikingly colourful neighbourhoods. The most famous of
them is La Boca which retains a strong European flavour,
with many of its early settlers being from the
Italian city of Genoa.
With a population of almost 900,000 Cartagena is the fifth
largest city in Colombia. Located on the Caribbean coast,
the city has a varied architecture but colonial styles
marked by vividly coloured row houses prevail.
Nyhavn, a historic waterfront, canal and entertainment
district in Copenhagen, boasts of the most vibrant houses
in Copenhagen. The port is lined by brightly
coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses, cafes
and restaurants and it also harbours historical wooden ships.
GUANAJUATO CITY, MEXICO
Guanajuato is a city and municipality in central Mexico
and the capital of the state of the same name. The historic
centre has numerous small plazas and colonial-era
mansions, civil constructions and churches made from
colourful (mainly pink and green) sandstone.
Located on the European side of Istanbul, the traditional
Jewish neighbourhood known as Balat is the most colourful
part of the Turkey´s largest city. Lying on the western bank
of the Golden Horn, the neighbourhood is famous for
strikingly colourful row houses.