10 Most Enchanting and Colorful Cities in the World


While most cities are dull with acres of boring grey concrete, there are some enchanting and colorful cities that are made more appealing for residents and tourists. These most colorful cities in the world provide spectacular views. Take a look at this list and think of visiting one of these cities, or even all of them!

1. Stockholm, Sweden

Sprawling over 14 islands perched on the banks of the Baltic Sea, a hugely cosmopolitan city of Stockholm has a lot to offer. Medieval castles dating back to the 13th century, stunning architecture, palaces, historic buildings and fairy tale castles all scattered between breeze ruffled lakes and rolling countryside. Intoxicating and captivating, Stockholm is certainly one of the most enchanting and colorful cities in the world.

2. Lima, Peru

Lima is an amazing and delightfully alluring city you should consider visiting. Packed wall to wall with people, and some of the most wonderful religious places dating back to the 16th century, Lima is a beautiful city that can be explored throughout the year. There’s constantly something going on and festivals, parades, celebrations and markets, making this a great place for any traveler.

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3. Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

Stunning colonial architecture and Dutch-styled homes and buildings all line the streets and the coastline of the southern coast of Curacao in the wonderful Caribbean Sea. The capital of Curacao, Willemstad is split into two main regions by a deep but narrow channel, the Santa Ana Bay. Otrobanda is to the west and Punda is to the east. The jam-packed city center with its quirky architecture attracts many visitors from all parts of the world.

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4. Guanajuato City, Mexico

A culturally rich and quirky city of Guanajuato is also world’s colorful city. With many legends and myths surrounding the city, there are some stories aloft about the enchanting locals and gone but not forgotten residents. Numerous tales of joy and woe, and love and hate will be enough to captivate your soul. There are many popular International festivals, dance, music and drama performances as well as cultural showcases.

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5. Valparaiso, Chile

Sprawling, historic, colorful and magnificent Valparaiso boasts a delightful array of cathedrals, museums, old colonial buildings and churches. It’s an integral port side city and also a welcome stop off for numerous cruise ships. Tourists should not visit Valparaiso without a trip to the Naval Museum, which boasts an outstanding showcase of the Chile’s history.

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6. Utrecht, Netherlands

The 4th largest city in the Netherlands, Utrecht is so amazing and so vibrant! Sprawling architecture spills out between spectacular museums, historic sites, magnificent courtyards, theatres, fascinating small shops, cozy cafes and great restaurants. Many annual festivals and art showcases, and a large theatre culture are tied in with this pulsating and exhilarating city.

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7. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Being one of the oldest cities in North America, St. John’s is the fascinating capital city of Newfoundland. With a history dating back to the 1400s, the city boasts the stunning architecture scattered throughout the beautiful streets. This is one of the most amazing architectural and colorful cities in Canada.

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8. Manarola, Italy

Yes, it doesn’t qualify as a city due to its size, but there is no doubt that this is one of the world’s most colorful towns. Right in the heart of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera, one of the five little village towns is located there. Perched on the rugged coastal cliffs overlooking the sea side, Manarola dates back to the 12th century, and there are many different colored houses, which look breathtaking!

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9. Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is one of the most quirky cities in Poland. With some 200 bridges, Wroclaw is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship province and an awesome tourist destination. There are many world class restaurants, sidewalk coffee shops, nice cafes, bakeries and boutiques all along the Market Square and all narrow streets. Moreover, there are many cultural and historical delights to be experienced.

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10. Pattaya, Thailand

Situated on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya draws millions of tourists every year. You must not miss to see colorful hotels and houses, which make Pattaya one of the most enchanting and colorful cities in the globe! There is also family-friendly Jomtien Beach that makes a great contrast to crowded Pattaya Beach, with its beach bars and jet skis.

Amazing and so colorful, aren’t they? This list of the most colorful cities in the world might get you thinking of wonderful vacations away from all those beaches. What do you think? Which one of these cities do you want to visit first? Please comment below!