10 Colourful Places in the World

We have all heard the saying ‘paint the town red’, well some of these places, towns and neighbourhoods have painted walls with colours ranging from eye catching blues, subtle splashes of colour to inviting pastels to compliment the surroundings. Let us show you some of our favourites we have spotted around the world.

Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera

Cinque Terre, Italy

Set on the coast of the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre encompasses five villages set on the picturesque cliff tops overlooking stunning coastal scenery. Rather than for aesthetic purposes, the houses were actually painted in different colours to make it easy for fisherman to identify their houses easily whilst offshore.

Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland

The fourth biggest city in Poland, Wroclaw features eye catching vibrant coloured buildings. Visit the Market Square of the Old Town to see a great mix of colours side by side. The buildings itself are quite impressive and features different styles ranging from Art Deco, Gothic to Baroque, Renaissance and others.

Jodhpur, India

Jodphur, India

Nicknamed the ‘Blue City’ it is clear to see why. The Blue City of Jodhpur in India features shades of blue from dark navy to powder blue. The blue signifies a caste system and the continuation of painting blue follows tradition which started in 1459. The sea of blue houses provides a great contrast against the surrounding desert areas.

Pelourinho, Brazil


Also known as The Historic Centre, Pelourinho in Brazil is full of rich history. Located in Salvador, Pelourinho is famous for its Portuguese colonial architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Pelourinho is also renowned for its cultural activities and regularly has musical and artistic attractions.

Longyearbyen, Norway


The colourful Scandinavian wooden houses in Longyearbyen, Norway truly stand out particularly against the backdrop of snowy surroundings. Longyearbyen is set in the Norwegian arctic and the population of people is outnumbered by polar bears, walruses and reindeer.

Procida, Italy

Procida, Italy

Visit the south coast of Italy to Procida, one of the smallest Flegrean Islands in the bay of Naples. Procida features beautiful pastel coloured houses and is a great place to unwind away from large tourist crowds.

Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget Square, Stockholm

Take a trip to Stortorget Square, located in central Stockholm and see the vivid and brightly painted buildings of the Old Town. It is the oldest square of Stockholm and is surrounded by 18th century buildings with a traditional medieval feel to it.

Menton, France

Menton, France

Located on the French Riviera, Menton is a delightful small and colourful town. Menton is one of France’s most sunny places. Situated between the French and Italian Border, Menton is blessed with over 331 days of Mediterranean sunshine.

Valpraíso, Chile

Valpraiso, Chile

The port city of Chile, Valpraíso has a sea of brilliantly coloured houses dotted all around. The town itself has a wonderful bohemian and relaxing vibe. As well as colourful houses Valpraíso also features a number of colourful murals and graffiti street art on walls.

St John’s, Canada

St John's, Canada

St. John’s Newfoundland in Canada is a charming town and is full of character. Newfoundland has an array of multi-coloured Victorian row houses side by side which adds a whimsical atmosphere to the town.

Have you been to any place as colourful as these?

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