What does the beauty of a city show? It is based on various factors such as people, cleanliness, landscape, architectural style, tranquility and so on. The colors play an important role in achieving the extraordinary beauty of the city. Here are the 10 vibrant cities of the world.
. 1 Morocco: Chefchaouen
This beautiful, tiny town of Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains in northwestern Morocco. This place is known for its eye-catching, intensely blue-painted buildings. This bluish design was introduced in 1930 by the Jewish refugees. The color blue in Judaism is considered a symbol of heaven and sky. It also suggests that people should live with spiritual awareness.
Chefchaouen's natives regularly redecorate their buildings in shades of blue to commemorate the ancient traditions of the Jews and keep their history alive. This village shines differently at different times of the day. It looks like a clear blue water world under wet conditions.
It has also been suggested that the bluish hue of Chefchaouen can keep away mosquitoes, as they never like clear water. This picturesque village has 40,000 inhabitants and a very quiet atmosphere. This historic and beautiful city offers reasonably priced restaurants, shops, cafes and accommodation.
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. 2 Canada: Saint John, New Brunswick
The oldest city in Canada, founded in 1975, was St. John in New Brunswick. It is located in the beautiful bay of Fund. This city is well known for its colorful row houses and is also one of the most popular tourist attractions.
The Jellybean Row, as the natives call it, is a colorful home that does not refer to a street in Saint John's downtown.
They painted their houses with bright colors to preserve their beauty despite the foggy weather. Each house can be seen with unique colors. The hike in St. John is definitely an unforgettable experience.
. 3 Argentina: La Boca, Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires, a neighborhood is known for its traditional colorful wooden houses with friendly pedestrian walkways called La Boca. There are numerous artists' colonies in this place where they perform various art forms and use the colorful wooden houses as a background element.
The Tango Dance is one of the main attractions in this city, so you come here. In every corner of La Boca you can see tango dancers. They are also famous for their large exhibition of paintings and photographs.
. 4 Curacao: City of Willemstad
The city of Willemstad is a World Heritage Site and the capital of Curacao. The downtown area is full of history and features colorful private houses, shopping malls, commercial buildings and government buildings. With 750 multi-colored buildings in the city, the waterfront looks fantastic.
Governor General Albert Kikkert began the color tradition in this city, which also has an interesting history. During his tenure in the 19th century, he suffered from migraines, suggesting that the reflection of the sun over the white Willemstad building triggered this health problem. From then on, he ordered all downtown buildings to be painted with bright colors other than white.
Hundreds of historic buildings are listed in the city of Willemstad. Many of them are an excellent example of Dutch architectural design. There are several ports in the 17th-century city harbor, built by a Dutch West India Company. Its remarkable historical significance and beauty fascinated thousands of tourists every year in the city of Willemstad.
. 5 Norway: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
The Longyearbyen is the northernmost city of the word in the Norwegian archipelago Spitsbergen. The name of this city derives from John Longyear, who founded the Arctic Coal Company in 1906. This place is known for its colorful wooden houses.
They are built on stilts to protect the colorful houses from the permanently frozen ground of the city. The population in Longyearbyen is 2040 and there is no obvious road link to this city. The locals use the snowmobile as a means of transportation.
. 6 South Africa: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
At the foot of Signal in Cape Town lies the colorful and historic suburb of Bo-Kaap. This place is famous for its colorful houses and a narrow cobblestone street. Your house has a variety of Dutch and Georgian architectural styles.
Their colorful history dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when the Dutch imported numerous slaves from Indonesia, Malaysia and other African countries to Cape Town. They are referred to as "Cape Malays". In the area in 1970, many houses were built, which were leased by the slaves. Then they bought and painted their houses with bright colors to convey their happiness and freedom.
This Bo Kaap Museum was the oldest building built in the area in 1760. It remained the original form of the museum, which is also exhibited The life of the Cape Malaysians and the story of Bo-Kaap.
. 7 India: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
"Blue City" – another name for Jodhpur, the largest city in Rajasthan. Its name derives from blue-washed houses in the old town. The colorful, aged city surrounds the famous Mehrangarh Fort. Over 100 colorful houses are enclosed in the city wall.
It was suggested that the Brahmins, the priestly caste in India, founded this tradition. The houses are painted with a bright blue to distinguish their houses from the other castles. In the following years, however, other members of different castes followed in the city of this tradition.
Its blue seems to be a symbol of the natives' resilience as opposed to the scorching heat of the Thar desert in the city. The blue painting keeps their houses cool and prevents mosquitoes, as stated by the locals of Jodphur. Their colorful houses are decorated with artifacts and elaborate furniture.
. 8 Greece: Santorini
This beautiful island of Santorini is located in the southeast of Greece with 15 traditional and picturesque villages. The main attraction is the gleaming whitewashed houses and the narrow cobblestone streets. These unique houses include balconies overlooking the stunning sunset.
In the course of the 19th century, the inhabitants of Santorini believed that they decorated their houses with whitewash because of their oxidising properties, their durability and their favorable price. Over time, it turns out that whitening is a trend that ensures homogeneity and unique style on the island of Santorini.
. 9 Italy: Burano, Venice
The small island of Burano lies in the lagoon of northern Veneto. The four islands are connected by a bridge. The best part of this place are the colorful houses on each side of the canal. The shadow of these picturesque houses is reflected in the green waters of the canal and it looks absolutely heavenly.
In ancient times, fishing is the most important livelihood in Burano. The fishermen found it difficult to recognize their houses because of the heavy fog, which is why they painted their house in different colors. It was assumed that this event triggered the custom of coloring in Burano.
Today, Burano uses a specific color scheme and system to paint their homes. For example, if a local wants to cancel his house, he must send an official request to the government informing you of the color you are only allowed to use.
10th Denmark: Nyhavn, Copenhagen
This stunning harbor area has wooden ships and colorful houses on either side of the Nyhavn Canal, which is the main attraction. The picturesque houses date back to the 17th century. At present, many old houses have been converted into cafes and restaurants.
This house No. 9 was built in 1661 and still retains its original form. It is the oldest in Nyhavn. Many houses in this area were inhabited by famous Danish artists such as House No. 20, where once lived the well-known Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson.