Today, we are going to take a tour to 26 Colorful Cities In Europe.
Colors make everything more beautiful and enjoyable. I know and agree that the “black & white” style is also appealing, but let’s face it, with colors, there is more life, more joy.
Everything, and cities are no exception.
Each city around the world has its unique urban architecture. Buildings, houses, malls, and stores, they’re painted in different colors. Not to mention the parks that are one of the most colorful areas in the cities.
Apart from urban appearance, colors can help us recognize places easier. We may forget the name or address, but colors are hard to forget.
The most common colors for urban designs are:
- gray (both warm and cool shades)
- taupe (different shades)
- blue (different shades)
If you love traveling and you also love colorful places and picturesque views, but don’t know where to start, scroll down to your first destination.
Here’s a list of the most colorful cities in Europe.
Have you packed?? Then, let’s go
Colmar is located in the Grand Est region of northeastern France.
It’s probably the most colorful town in Europe. Old towns in Colmar have cobblestone streets and medieval and early Renaissance buildings. The city is on the Alsace Wine Route, and local vineyards specialize in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines. Colmar is famous for its colorful houses and shops which accordingly bring this town on the list of colorful cities in Europe.
Burano island, another colorful area in Europe, is located in Venice, Italy. It’s famous for its colorful fishermen’s houses, colorful boats, and local restaurants which serve fresh seafood from the lagoon. all these colorful factors caused this island to be on the list.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and includes 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic archipelago. Stockholm may not be as colorful as Colmar or Burano, but still is one of the colorful cities in Europe.
There are cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings which date back to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize.
As another colorful city, Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbor front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it’s lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. In this town, you’ll see lots of colorful houses and boats.
Vernazza is another colorful destination, which is a town located in Italy, 500 years old that make up the Cinque Terre, on northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. It’s well-known for its colorful houses surrounding its small marina. let me show you how colorful!
As another colorful city, Lisbon is the coastal capital city of Portugal. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge.
Here is another colored town, Balat. It is a district located in Istanbul with cobbled streets and colorful houses. Buildings like the Greek Ecumenical Patriarchate basilica, synagogues, and Byzantine churches attest to the area’s cosmopolitan past as a center for Jewish, Greek, and Armenian communities.
Italy is tied to Color & Beauty. Consequently, when it comes to architecture or design, Italy is one of the fist countries that comes to mind.
Procida is an island in Italy and is a Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. Procida is located between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia. There are tens of colorful houses facing the water which makes the area even more appealing.
Bergen is located on Norway’s southwestern coast. It’s well-known for its colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. In Bergen, tiny colorful houses in front of the lake give you an unforgettable picture of this town.
Menton is located on the French Riviera in southeast France. It’s well-known for its beaches and gardens such as the Serre de la Madone garden, showcasing rare plants. East, the hilly, medieval old town is home to Basilique Saint-Michel, with its 18th-century bell tower, and the ornate facade of La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.
Juzcar is situated in the province of Málaga. It;s part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain, and is a village and municipality. Again, Juzcar may not be as colorful as Burano or Colmar, but you can see a lot of blue in this town. therefore, blue color fans will be quiet satisfied after visiting Juzcar.
Portmeirion is a tourist village and situates in Gwynedd, North Wales. A man called Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designed this village in Italian village style between 1925 and 1975
Wroclaw is a city in Poland, on the Oder River. People best know for its Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and featuring a modern fountain. Also on the square is the Gothic Old Town Hall, with its large astronomical clock.
Sighișoara is a city on the Târnava Mare River in Mureș County, Romania. Located in the historic region of Transylvania. the appealing architecture of this town makes Sighișoara another picturesque destination.
Once more, I represent Italy. Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. It’s famous for its colorful houses and vineyards clinging to steep terraces. the harbors are full of fishing boats and trattorias.
Girona is located in the northeastern Catalonia region, beside the River Onyar. Girona is popular for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell), and the Roman remains of the Força Vella fortress.
Gdańsk (Danzig in German) is a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland. In the center of its main town there are colorful facades of long markets. Gdańsk is also a center for the world’s amber trade; boutiques throughout the city sell the ossified resin.
Is a small town and municipality in the Alicante province, Valencian Community, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. The locals simply know it as La Villa.
Riga is the capital of Latvia, and it’s located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. Riga is well famous for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town.
Is a town in the republic of Ireland, on the southern coast of Ireland, in County Cork. The 16th-century courthouse building houses the Kinsale Regional Museum, with a variety of displays on local history and information about the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
Porto is a city in northwest Portugal. Best known for its port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes.
Naples is a city on the Bay of Naples, southern Italy. Naples city has centuries of important art and architecture. Frescoes fill Its cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.
Poznań situates on the Warta River in western Poland. It is famous for universities as well as its old town, with Renaissance-style buildings in Old Market Square.
Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. A volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, devastated this island forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, Cubi form houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater).
They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Positano is a cliffside village on the southern coast of Italy, Amalfi. It’s one of the best holiday destinations pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets aligned with boutiques, shops, and cafes.