10 of the most colorful cities in the world, can you find yours on the list?
A city isn't just a pile of concrete and metal. The color of the architecture and the creativity of it's inhabitants, can turn any boring functional city, into an amazingly beautiful pearl of civilization.
From the poor Favela in Rio de Janeiro through the Blue City in India to the most northeastern point in North America. Color is the deep core of some of the world's most amazing cities.
Cinque Terre - Italy
The pearl of the Italian Riviera - is not an official city, but a collection of give ("Cinque") villages centered among the shore of the mediterranean sea.
Cinque Terre was announced world heritage site by UNESCO, and for a reason. The pastoral landscape that stands high above the sea, combined with the abundance of pastel colors decorating the slopes of the mountainous landscape, looks like a painting by a dreamy artist.
The residents of the villages are welcoming to every visitor, so it is no wonder that many of the world's celebrities are constantly evading this piece of paradise.
Jodhpur - India
A generation ago, the priests of Jodhpur painted their homes in blue to separate themselves from the rest of the inhabitants.
It wasn't long before the rest of the city's population, priests or not, adopted this style and painted their homes as well.
Over the years, the city expanded far beyond the borders of the ancient sector, but the central core remained almost entirely blue.
If you ask the locals why, you will get many answers. Some may point to a distinction between classes, some will say it drives away the mosquitoes, and others will say that the blue color keeps their homes from the hot indian sun.
Whatever the reason, the result is breathtaking. Visitors to Jodhpur can experience the beauty of the Blue City.
St. Johns - Newfoundland - Canada
The city of St. Johns in Newfoundland Island, claims to be the most colorful city in Canada.
Although it is a point far from the heart of the continent, in contrast to the cool climate of the other cities, St. John's has a lot to offer.
The province's cultural pearl includes museums, art galleries and city parks that stretch along the mountainous coastline.
The lower areas of the city are decorated with a lively array of colors, which provide an outstanding visual quality, even to the ships passing at the harbor.
When it comes to color, there's nothing boring about the most eastern point in North America.
Old San Juan - Puerto Rico
If color was a drug, then addicts would have fled to old San Juan long ago.
The city is a wonderful mosaic of color. It is a city with a rich cultural heritage, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The buildings in San Juan are different, some of them painted in dark earth colors, some are boasted with refreshing pastel colors.
The streets themselves are decorated with blue tiles. The people in San Juan are as welcoming as the colors decorating their houses.
San Fransico - California, United States
Despite its status as the most civilized and progressive city in the United States, there is something bright in the colors of San Francisco.
Even though it is crowded and busy, the city still succeeds in producing a unique architectural statement, which is expressed, among other things, in the door-to-door painting style.
The painted women, a row of houses at the bottom of San Francisco High, is one of the famous creations that characterize the city colors, but bright colors can be found almost everywhere.
Valparaiso - Chile
The city has been dubbed "The Sweetheart of the Ocean", "Jewel of the Pacific" and "The City That Goes to Heaven".
It serves as the cultural capital of the narrow country, and rightly so. The port city is covered with paint from one end of the city to the other, a feature that has always charmed the country's residents and tourists.
The city rises from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the mountains above, covering the hills with a rich and colorful landscape.
Valparaiso's culture, color, and mood earned her a nickname that matches the list - the San Francisco of the South.
Bo Kaap, Capetown - South Africa
A small corner in the heart of Cape Town is home to the ethnic Cape-Malai group and is a visually vibrant landmark within the urban landscape.
A group of Muslim immigrants from Southeast Asia gathered in the district of Bo Kaap, a mountainous neighborhood in Capetown, and created a unique seal.
The buildings are separated by bright, friendly colors that change from address to address. Pink, orange, yellow, and Blue blend together to create a "candy for the eye" community that easily earns its place on the list of the 10 most colorful cities in the world.
Guanajuato - Mexico
In contrast to its name, the "Silver City", Guanajuato is the most colorful city in all of Mexico.
For 250 years, the city's silver mines were the world's most productive mines and provided 30% of the world's money. The high city, built around the mines, is decorated with colonial architecture.
However, the spirit of the city is reflected in the colors of the buildings. This city has also entered the UNESCO World Heritage List, and rightly so, it has its own pace.
Wroclaw - Poland
Despite its turbulent past, the city of Wroclaw adopted the principle of color as part of the new cultural identity.
At a time when the European countries were fighting around it, and Wroclaw sometimes belonged to Germany, Russia, Austria, until it finally belonged to Poland, where it is now considered the fourth largest city.
The city center's buildings are rich in color - From brown earth to light pastels of light.
The colors combined with classical architecture make Wroclaw one of the most colorful cities in Europe, which sets it apart. While many of the cities on the list are out of color, there is something in Wroclaw that feels "just right".
Favela neighborhood, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
The Favelas in Rio de Janeiro can be a difficult and dangerous place for those who call them home.
More than 11 million Brazilians live in these poor neighborhoods, where sanitation and water infrastructure, as well as access to the police, are not safe enough.
But if you look from a distance there is a spectacular beauty in the neighborhood. Many artists from around the world come to work with the locals, and together they create special street art on the walls of the houses.
The Favelas are used as a painting canvas and thus provide a lot of pride in a place that few will find worthy.
The creativity of the people of Rio de Janeiro, creating the most colorful neighborhood in the world, entitles them to be "the last and most beloved" on the list.
If there are more colorful cities we didn't include on the list, or whether you have some breathtaking pictures from the cities we mentioned in this article, feel free to share it with us!