Ranging from monochromatic yellow to every color we can find in Crayola box these cities will surely brighten your day. If you are bored of your daily colorless life then you must visit these colorful cities where you will be short of words but the colors will not end. These pleasant places will surprise you with burst of colors and you will be mesmerized by the aura of these rainbow cities. These cities seem like some great artist has spilled all possible colors on a big canvas. Here is the list of some of the most colorful cities in world.
Jaipur is among one the most colorful and renowned cities mostly famous for its culture, tradition and hospitality. Jaipur also known as Pink City was formed by Maharaja Sawai Singh. In 1853, for the royal welcome of Edward, the Prince of Wales, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh ordered to paint the whole city with pink or to be more precise with rose tinted hue color. Since then this royal city retained the essence of Rajasthani culture across its broad and historic boulevards. Some famous attractions of Jaipur that are painted pink are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar etc.
Far from all the hassles of the bustling city of Fez, there is a village situated in the Rif Mountains. You can reach here via road on a four hour drive from Fez. Chefchaouen is mainly famous because of its labyrinthine medina covered totally in blue shade. This place was once a refuge for the Spanish Jews which fled the Inquisition in 1500s. That time those Jews found Chefchaouen a safe heaven for them to hide.
Another city on the top list is the City of Izamal in Yucatan region of Mexico. Mexico’s tourism secretary gave this the name of Magical city and this is very obvious as you enter the city. After entering you will notice that all the Colonial buildings are painted in vivid yellow color. This gives the monochromatic city a unique and sunny look no matter whatever the weather is. If you want to explore the city more closely, then take a horse ride and explore the cobblestoned streets. As you move forward you can see the marigold churches and many government buildings. The city’s main attraction is the Basilica of San Antonio de Padua, made in 16th century.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Bo-Kaap city of Cape Town consists of many slopes at the foot of a hill. The rainbow colors can be easily seen as you move forward through the slopes of Cape Town’s Muslim quarter. In this area the mosques and homes are a perfect blend of fuchsia, lime and aquamarine colors. In 1600s, the Cape Malay community descended from slaves of Southeast Asia brought by Dutch. After that the residents painted their homes with multi colors so as to celebrate the apartheid end. These colors truly express their joy and happiness.
Balat, the Old Jewish quarter of Istanbul once witnessed a large number of diverse residents. Even after the diversified residents, the city still has lost era architecture. If you want to spend your time wandering then this place is just for you. Grab your camera and capture the essence of these pink and yellow buildings with a contrast combination of green and red curtains. All this can be found beneath one beautiful cerulean sky. No other place can spread this much magic and happiness under one roof. You can easily get picturesque scenes here in every street that will surely add up to your memorable moments.
Summary: If you have always lived a boring life, then pack your bags and visit these amazing colorful cities that people have painted just to express their hospitality and joy.