Today we ranked top 10 historical most colorful cities 2020 in the world for you. Most of them are famous tourist spots but some cities are still not popular to the world. Let’s have a look at 2020 top 10 colorful man made cities in the world :
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Oia is an island of Santorini in Greece close to the sea. This village was previously known as ‘Apano Maria’ and ‘Anomeria’, which means the upper side. This village or city situated approx. One hundred fifty meters above sea level. After entering the city, you will feel like a maze of a colorful world.
You will be amazed to see all the buildings, restaurants, shops and cafes decorated with different colors. Most of the buildings here are white, but the doors, tents, windows, or verandas are painted with various colorful colors. Reflection of blue waters of the sea and colorful Decorations make this city a unique symbol of beauty.
There is an old saying, “people who like the blue color seem to be much more emotional”. Sometimes people mention blue as the color of peace. There is a deep connection between the color blue and the human mind. Maybe that’s why the residents of Chefchaouen have painted the whole city with blue color.
This beautiful blue city is located in northwest Morocco. This popular tourist spot, also known as ‘Chaouen’. This city is very famous as ‘Blue City’ on Instagram and Pinterest. Most of the houses in this city are painted with blue powder and periwinkle.
The city has become one of the major attractions for tourists and photographers because of it’s fascinating combination of light and dark blue Decoration. Residents of the town say about their blue-painted city: “Blue is the symbol of the sky and the heavens.”
Nyhavn, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Once upon a time, Copenhagen’s Nyhavn was the busiest port in the world. This beautiful port is located at Nyhavn, Copenhagen, in Denmark. King Christian V (1670-1675) dug this canal by Swedish war prisoners (Denmark-Swedish) war 1658-1660. This popular tourist spot, also known as Copenhagen Center or Downtown Copenhagen.
There are a lot of houses painted with yellow, blue and orange colors. Some of them here date back to the 17th century, which was later renovated. The colorful houses near to the canal are one of the famous attractions of this old port.
The Memorial Anchor- The great Memorial Anchor is a monument to honors more than 1,700 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War II. The Memorial Anchor was used on the Frigate Fyn (Funen) from 1872.
Museum Harbour – The national museum in Nyhavn is Denmark’s biggest cultural history museum. Historical Veteran ships are also kept here. Since 1972, The Boat Theatre – a barge used as a Boat Theatre at Nyhavn.
Izamal is a small city of Yucatan State in southern Mexico. The city has beautifully furnished with a yellow vibe based on the Mesoamerican holy place. Izamal founded by The MAYA about 2000 years ago, and in the 16th century, this city was established as a monastery for monks. It is believed that the Mayan people named this city after ancient Mayan “god Itzamna.”
The city name Izamal stands for “Dew that falls from the Heavens.” The city is famous as “la ciudad amarilla” in Spanish, which means “The Yellow City” of Mexico because most of the houses here are painted with golden yellow color.
It is also famous as ‘magical towns,’ Pueblos Mágicosas.’ Izamal is also well known for its Maya civilization history. Izamal is a great Pre-Columbian archaeological site in this world for archaeologists. Even the Maya language still exists here.
Mayan ruins – the most significant Mayan Ruins exist here. There are four more ruins around the big one, and all of them are free to explore.
Procida is a well arranged colorful town on the coast of Naples in southern Italy. Italy is very famous for its planned urbanization towns in history. The world’s finest examples of art are found throughout these cities. Procida is a seaside city and located between mainland Naples and Ischia island. All the houses here are adorned with red, blue, yellow, and orange colors.
The fishermen here have painted their homes in various bright colors to be easily recognized from the distant sea. Sea made this city more beautiful. When someone sees from a distance, it looks like an enchanting colorful painting of an artist. It is the most elegant spot for anyone to spend some pleasant time.
Zalipie is a cute small village of Gmina Olesno in Poland. Less than 1000 people live here. But it’s very famous for its colorful flower painting. Zalipie is recognized as the most beautiful village in Europe by the international press. The residents of this mini-town paint several flower art everywhere in house, church, school, and even on the tree.
It’s about two hundred years, and the villagers start the practice of painting art. Basically, this culture starts from the kitchen when the women of the village paint flowers around their cooking oven. Since then, this painting culture slowly spread to the whole town. Every villager decorates their surrounding life with the various colorful flower art. That is why Zalipie is famous as ‘The Painting Village’.
Popular Polish folk artist Felicja Curyłowa was famous for Zalipie’s local tradition of ‘painted cottages’. Her home now opens as a local museum for tourists.
Rainbow Village, Taiwan
A soldier named Huang Yung-fu saves his village from the government. Demolition with an extraordinary work of art and created a “Rainbow Village”. With the help of his neighbors, Yung-Fu decorated this village with beautiful colorful paintings. People now call Huang Yung-fu “Rainbow Grandpa”.Every year millions of visitors come to see the beautiful picturesque town. Huang’s artwork on the house received a lot of attention worldwide, and now this village turns into the most attractive tourist place in Taichung, Taiwan.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town (South Africa)
Bo-Kaap is the oldest city in Cape Town at the foot of Signal Hill with a mix of Dutch and Georgian architecture. Previously it was known as the Malay Quarter. Colorful buildings and rocky streets of this town are now one of the attractions for photographers. The oldest building Bo-Kaap Museum is also situated here in Wale Street. This place introduces the tourists with the ancient history of South African slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the rest of Africa. The real history of the Cape Malays or Malay family is also found here.
Balat, one of the oldest traditional, beautiful cities of Istanbul. The narrow street, with historical buildings, is famous as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many colorful houses in Balat were 50 to 200 years old. These multicolored wooden houses with stone-paved roads add a unique dimension to the city. The residents of this city are also very hospitable. Many spectacular cafés and restaurants will welcome you to where you can enjoy traditional foods.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is a great historical place to spend some time in Puerto Rico. There are no resort or luxurious hotels, no beaches, or any natural beauty, but it is still a famous tourist spot. The Old San Juan amuse you with its colorful historic decorations built in the 16th century. The 500-year-old city decorated its houses with various colors. Which is enough to entertain anyone.
Júzcar is a village and municipality in the province of Málaga in Spain. It’s located in the east of the region in the Valle del Genal. A lot of cities are decorated with blue colors based on a religious motive or a particular belief. But Júzcar city in Spain was painted in blue for a famous movie promotional campaign in 2011. The movie was ‘The Smurfs’. At that time, it was done temporarily to celebrate the Smurfs movie premiere. Later, the colorful vibe became permanent, which attracted a lot of tourists in Júzcar in a very year.
Menton is a town of southeast France located next to the Mediterranean Sea near the France and Italy border. It is famous as “Pearl of France”. The city of Menton is also well known for beaches and gardens. Colorful buildings and terracotta roofs make this small city the most attractive places in France.
Guanajuato city situated in central Mexico. This city is known for its colonial architecture and silver mining history. This impressive colorful city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Medieval architectural style houses and their marvelous color make this city more fascinated. However, it has not gained much popularity yet among tourists. Very few visitors come here in the city.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state in India. Once this ancient city was ruled by the royal family in 1727. This city was founded by King Rajput Jai Singh II in the 18th century. Jaipur is famous as “Pink City” for its trademark building color all around the world. According to locals, the city was painted pink on the 18th for Prince Albert and Queen Victoria’s visit to India. Jaipur also well-known for its elegant architecture, various delicious food, massive castles, temples, paintings, pottery, and fancy ornaments. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jaipur has become a popular attraction for tourists worldwide. This mountainous city will always fascinate you with its unique diversity.