25th FEB 2019
Most Colourful Cities in the World
Colours are beautiful, colours are everywhere. Colours are what make our life
so very special, and grab our attention and give us inspiration in this otherwise
sullen, drab world. What if you could live in a city filled with such magical colours,
and walk through streets that are a constant reminder of the rainbow?
Let’s look at some of the most colourful cities in the world, adorned with
man-made constructions, which are quite a treat to the eyes.
1. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
St. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is one of the
oldest cities in Canada, with a rich history that dates back to 1400. It is a beautiful
place, with astounding architecture, and is one of the most colourful places in the
world. In fact, there is an entire stretch in the city called the Jellybean Row,
where each ship captain used to assign a candy colour to his house, so that it
could be easily spotted from the sea.
The result is this polychromatic strip which is beautiful to look at.
2. Wroclaw, Poland
The capital of Lower Silesia is one of the most splendid cities of Poland, with a
wide range of attractions for any tourist, including hundreds of bridges,
fine restaurants and cafes, and cultural and historic delights. But, one of the most
attractive parts of the city is, without a doubt, the many rows of colourful houses.
These buildings, constructed with ancient architecture and design, enliven the city
streets with their magnificently bright colours, and add to the city a new life
3. Valparaiso, Chile
This port city is the historical and cultural hub of Chile, with a wide array of
museums, cathedrals, churches and colonial buildings. The coastal area is where
beautiful boats, cruising this region, stop at. What’s even more magnificent about
this part of the city is the multi-hued urban sprawl adorning the sea. The homes
and the bohemian murals on the walls are a manifestation of the creative spirits of
the citizens, and result in creating a splendour, especially from the acensores
along the funiculars that provide a bird-eye view.
This 17th-century canal, waterfront and entertainment district in Denmark has
brightly painted buildings, stretching from the Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front
in the south of the Royal Playhouse. There are 17th and 18th century buildings,
including townhouses, bars, cafes and restaurants, built with wood, bricks and
plaster. Such is the beauty of this heritage harbour with the colourful facades that
its multi-coloured grandeur is captured as their motif by
HP company, on their boxes.
Jodhpur in Rajasthan is India’s Blue City, with buildings all around the town
painted in the royal blue colour. According to one theory, this trend was started by
the royalty who painted their walls in this regal colour, and were followed by the
locals. Others say that the colour is from the copper-sulphate lime wash which is
applied to prevent termites. Either way, the colour adds a touch of calm and
cool to this sun-kissed city. The Rass Hotel’s custom auto-rickshaws are also
blue in colour to keep up with the theme of the city.