The Most Colorful Cities In The World

March 28, 2012
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Riomaggiore, Italy

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Riomaggiore is a scenic seaside town in Italy whose origins date back to the 8th century. It is believed that the early inhabitants of the Vara Valley settled in the ridges in search of a milder climate so that they could raise grapevines and olive-trees without the fear of pirate raids.

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Nyhavn, Denmark

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Nyhavn is a gorgeous waterfront entertainment district in Copenhagen. The radiant area dates back to the 17th century and is lined with townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants while the canal is host to historical wooden ships.

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Guanajuato, Mexico

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Founded in 1554, Guanajuato is a small city distinguished by a wealth of Spanish colonial architecture. It is located in a narrow and winding valley, which means that most streets are alleys on which most automobiles cannot drive. The beautiful buildings get their color from the pink and green sandstone that was used in their construction.

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Jodhpur, India

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Jodhpur – or the ‘Blue City’ – lies in the Indian state of Rajasthan and is distinguished by its blue houses that are noticeable even from great distances. Though it cannot be said with certainty, it is believed that the houses were painted blue as a result of the caste system, the hierarchical system of Indian citizenry. Many speculate that the priestly Brahmins painted their homes blue to differentiate themselves from the general population.

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Valparaiso, Chile

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This picturesque town has the nickname of “Ocean’s Sweetheart,” “The Jewel of the Pacific” and the city that “goes to paradise.” The beautiful town is replete with vibrant buildings, crumbling mansions and cobbled pathways.

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