20 of the Most Colorful Cities in the World

Burano Island, Italy! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

For those of you that have been regular readers of Avenly Lane, you know that I am a sucker for a good list post.  I am constantly on the hunt for new locations to add to my bucket list, and developing a list post is the perfect way to discover these hidden gems.

I am sorry, but this post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.  I can’t confirm, but have to believe that the coloration of these cities is a microcosm to their personality and character. The first one in Inssbruck Austria is my favorite. My husband says he would rather die than live in a pastel home, but I haven’t given up hope yet.

Which one is your favorite? Have you guys been to any of these places?

Enjoy,

Claire

Innsbruck, Austria Colorful cities

Innsbruck, Austria! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat, Greenland! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

Cobh, County Cork, Ireland! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Burano Island, Italy

Burano Island, Italy! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Gdansk, Poland

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Stortorget place in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Stortorget place in Gamla Stan, Stockholm! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Girona, Catalonia, Spain! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Guanajuato, Mexico colorful cities

Guanajuato, Mexico! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Procida, Italy

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Reitdiephaven, Groningen, Holland

Reitdiephaven, Groningen, Holland! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk, Greenland! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Curacao, Willemstad

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

 Mosaic Park, Barcelona, Spain COLORFUL CITIES

Mosaic Park, Barcelona, Spain! Click through to see some of the most colorful cities in the world! This post does not contain industrial soot stained cities; instead it showcases some of the most vibrant looking cities in the world.

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19 Comments

  • Nam says:

    Awesome – although Riomaggiore from Cinque Terre is pretty colourful too 🙂

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      You are so right!! I had to hold myself back from incuding ALL of the Cinque Terre towns. They are all so colorful and beautiful!

    • Eilish Corkery says:

      Cobh is not a city it’s a town that is on an island called Great Island I know this because my mother is from Cobh

  • Sara says:

    I love this post, I think the blue city in India is my favorite! Thanks for sharing Claire.

  • Nicky says:

    Love love love these photos.
    I would add Valparaiso, Chile & Cuba in general. So beautiful!

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Thank you so much Nicky! Those places are definitely very colorful as well. There are just so many to choose from. 🙂

  • These pictures are so beautiful and very eye- Catching. Hope I get a chance to visit any of these places soon. Thanks for sharing!

  • Those are very beautiful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Fransiskus says:

    I have been in Poland, I think it’s Wroclaw also has a colorful town. Keep travel well 🙂

  • Bruce says:

    Curious – are these all your photos? They are wonderful!

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Thanks Bruce! Some of these towns are still on my bucket list so I haven’t been to all of them…yet! I used stock photos for those ones.

  • Leon says:

    As somebody from a small town in Germany… I think that the life in a small town is very much about knowing everybody around and being part of the whole thing…

    Sure, all these small towns are beautiful but if I had to choose a small town to life in Europe, I would probably go back to my home town. It’s not only beautiful (we are surrounded by nature, have our own castle), we also have a lot to be proud of (good economy, successful in sports). I still know everybody living there, from my former classmates and family friends over the restaurant owners and waiters to the different businesses around.
    I think it’s really hard to get to know a place like this and should not be taken for granted. It’s not only about you getting too know everybody, it’s about acceptance as well.
    Keep the magic in these places, admire them but don’t live there. Living is a whole different thing than staying for holidays (even if it is a pretty long stay). As soon as I accommodated myself in one of these towns, they would probably lose their fascination for me.

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      That’s so cool your’e home town has it’s own castle! What town did you grow up in? It’s so different than living in the states. I think you are totally right though, some of the best parts of living in a small town would be the community. Thanks for the comment Leon!

      • Leon says:

        Yes, we do
        Growing up though, you don’t really realize the value in it. Most cities have one or the other old building, all of them have their own, very long history (ours is I think 800 years old, we were the fortress of the state we belonged to. A lot of fighting, most of time we won but we’ve also been burned down a few times).
        Most of people only realize how cool this is, when they get into contact with non-European, for me it was when my Chinese girlfriend first didn’t realize that all these buildings are really hundreds of years old and not only some cheap rebuilds.
        My hometown is Blomberg, in the east of North-Rhinewestfalia. We’re getting more and more well-known for our companies and our successful handball team but I don’t think anybody outside Germany knows us 😀

  • Such a colorful post! 🙂 I would also add Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico – very charming city.

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