Several cities around the world have fabulous colorful streets: to discover during a next trip abroad!

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Rainbow colors are often used for these colorful streets.

A rainbow of colors

Many of these streets have lined houses called the “rainbow row”, thanks to their variety of colors. Some of them also feature ornaments hanging all over the place, often in connection with an art installation or a local festival. However, each street remains unique. We present to you here 14 of these beautiful colorful streets in the world, to add to your list of places to visit.

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Among the colorful streets, here is Caminito

Caminito, Buenos Aires — Argentine

This street is relatively small, but filled with beautiful colorful houses and businesses. On the floor, you will see slabs covered in a yellow turquoise, which makes the place even prettier. With its many cafes and shops, the street is very popular with tourists.

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Among the colorful places, here is the Old Town

Old Town, Colmar — France

France offers countless architectural gems, but one of its most colorful places is in the Vieille Ville district, in Colmar. A canal crosses the center of the village, which is also nicknamed “Little Venice”. It is surrounded by colorful half-timbered houses and hundreds of flowers to complete this traditional and splendid decor.

Just as splendid in winter, Colmar is one of those cities in the world that are magnificent in the snow.

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Among the colorful streets, here is Nyhavn

Nyhavn, Copenhague — Danemark

With its splendid view of the ships, this port area of ​​Copenhagen is one of Denmark’s most popular tourist spots. Nyhavn has several traditional houses, with bright colors; some of them have been transformed into cafes or shops for tourism.

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Among the colorful streets, here is the Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row, Charleston — United States

Rainbow Row is one of the most photographed places in South Carolina. This row of houses, painted with pretty pastel colors, is made up of private residences that date back to the 18th century. Cafes, dairies and shops are also located near these houses.

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Among the colorful places, here is the cliff in St. John's

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — Canada

The fishing village of St. John’s is not necessarily a tourist destination, but it is definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. A few houses sit on the edge of a cliff, painted in different colors, ranging from blue to orange. While visiting this place, you can also enjoy the great view of the waterfront.

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Among the colorful places, here is Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap, Cape Town — South Africa

This South African neighborhood is bursting with color. When the city hosts a festival or any other celebration, this area becomes even prettier with additional decorations and visitors covered in bright colors on their clothes.

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Among the colorful places here is Balat

Balat, Istanbul — Turkey

This place is one of the most breathtaking in the city. The streets are made up of houses, stairwells, small tables and colorful lampposts.

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Among the colorful streets, here is Pelourinho

Pelourinho, Salvador — Brazil

This neighborhood is one of the trendiest places in the South American country. Numerous cafes, restaurants and shops — all painted in fun colors like blue, pink, yellow and green — are located on the site.

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Among the colorful streets, here

Steiner Street, San Francisco — United States

Better known as “The Painted Ladies”, this street is located in a residential area. Victorian and Edwardian style houses are decorated with more than three different colors. Of California’s many tourist attractions, some can be quite risky. Like Death Valley, which is one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in the world.

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Among the colorful places, here is Palmitas

Palmitas, Pachuca — Mexico

This neighborhood used to be known for one thing only: the high crime rate. Around 2010, the government therefore decided to create an initiative to improve the image of the village. All the houses and businesses in the neighborhood have thus been transformed into a colorful mural. Its inhabitants have even claimed that the atmosphere for living there is better since this fresco was installed.

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Among the colorful places, here is Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen — Morocco

Also known as the “blue pearl of Morocco”, this city was founded in 1471 and painted blue from 1492. The blue color comes from the mass immigration of Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. A tradition of these newcomers was to paint buildings blue when they arrived in the community.

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Among the colorful streets, here is rue Cremieux

Rue Cremieux, Paris — France

This Parisian version of the “rainbow row” is on rue Cremieux. It is made up of several pastel-colored houses with charming little balconies adorned with plants. Even though rue Cremieux is not in the tourist area of ​​the city, more and more people are walking there to take pictures of this pretty place.

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Among the colorful places, here is Burano Island

Ile Burano, Venice — Italy

Renowned for its canals and waterways, Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Burano Island is filled with color; houses, canal water, and even boats.

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Among the colorful streets, here is Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota — United States

After the death of George Floyd, shot dead by a police officer in Minneapolis in 2020, several murals were carried out by the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the United States. This represents the fresco of his home town. The work was painted by 16 artists, who each created a letter of the movement.

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