8 Most Colorful Cities in the World


8 Most Colorful Cities in the World

A lot of cities have no color, or small concentrated pockets of color, but these 8 are all-around masterpieces

Here at The Daily Meal, we’ve examined locations around the world in a number of ways. Primarily, we evaluate the local food, of course. However, we’ve also compared and contrasted factors like health, safety, language, and notoriety and popularity of landmarks and other tourist attractions, for example. Today though, it’s all about the aesthetics — specifically color.

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Sure, we might delve into a bit of background on the meaning behind the shades displayed by these colorful cities or the history of the how it all came to be — but in the end, it’s really just about which places are rocking the prettiest of color palettes. That’s all they need to have in common.

As for trends we later discovered, it’s easy to notice two things. First, most of these cities and towns are located on the water. This is likely due to the fact that coastal locations are more likely to be seen by tourists and other travelers, so the residents understandably care a bit more about aesthetics. Think about it: Wouldn’t your home be a lot cleaner if a bunch of people saw it every single day? We know ours would be. Second, these cities and the buildings that comprise them are now world-famous and have been for some time, thus they are generally well-preserved and have consequently received distinctions as United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites. This is true in almost every case.

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But enough talk. We’ll have descriptions on each slide, as always, but we know you’re really here for the photos, and we won’t hold you back any longer.