1. Guanajuato City, Mexico
Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato lies the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. The city was founded in 1554 next to one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico. The 16th-century mining boom led to the construction of beautiful haciendas and fine colonial buildings.
2. Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Willemstad is the chief town of Curaçao located on the southern coast of the island. The Dutch colonial architecture of Willemstad is decidedly picturesque when set against the Caribbean waters.
The historic centre of the city consists of two quarters: Punda and Otrobanda. The Punda district is the main shopping area and the seat of government of the Netherlands Antilles. It is the oldest district of Willemstad, established in 1634. The bright and diverse colors of the buildings in Willemstad are justification enough to make the trip.
3. Valparaiso, Chile:
Valparaíso is a city and commune of Chile, center of its third largest conurbation and one of the country’s most important seaports and an increasing cultural center in the Southwest Pacific hemisphere.
The houses here are painted all different shades of bright colors. This was because when the ships were docked for repairs and repainting, they’d leave the extra paint on the docks. People would grab whatever paint they could find and paint their houses. The colorful houses have become a Valparaiso trademark.
4.St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
St. John’s is the capital and largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and is the primary municipality of the St. John’s Metropolitan Area. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland.
5. Manarola, Italy:
Manarola is one of the oldest towns in Cinque Terre and is nestled in the Italian Riviera. This picturesque village sprouts out of the mountainside to provide a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean sea.
6. Wroclaw, Poland:
Wroclaw, located in the south-west, is Poland’s most charming city. The town square dates back to the 12th century, and its 14th century brick Gothic architecture is particularly inspiring.
7. Lima, Peru:
Unlike many of the tourist-driven towns on this list, Lima is very much a working city. Unique in its mixture of poverty, native and imported cultures and varied development, Lima is especially noted for its different architectural styles.
8. Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht.
9. Stockholm, Sweden
10. Jaipur, India
Though not multicolored, Jaipur explore shades of pink. Nicknamed the “pink city”, Jaipur, the capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, features architecture of pink sandstone – from grand structures and forts to tiny markets. The town looks even more surreal with elephants, camels and cows strolling past the pink buildings.
11. Jodhpur, India
In the middle of the barren Thar desert you will find Jodhpur, also known as Blue City. It got that nickname because every little building and house in this fortress city is painted in a blue color, so from above it looks like a blue spot in the middle of the Thar desert.