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Nine most colorful streets in the world

Discovering the world's cities through their colorful streets is an exciting and fascinating experience.

From the vibrant and flamboyant streets of New Orleans to the picturesque alleys of Burano, Italy, every corner of the world has its own special beauty to offer.

Burano, Venice, Italy
Located just a few minutes by vaporetto from Venice, Burano is a picturesque island famous for its pastel-coloured houses. The residents of Burano paint their houses every year to maintain the tradition and create a breathtaking view. As you walk through the streets of Burano, you feel like you are in a dream, surrounded by a rainbow of colours.
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Little India, Singapore
This district is among the liveliest and most picturesque in the world, where the tradition of the past still lives on, despite being immersed in the futuristic scenery of the other districts of this avant-garde metropolis.
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Portobello Road, London
London is often associated with grey, rainy weather, but a walk along Portobello Road in Notting Hill shows that there are exceptions to the rule here too. In this beautiful capital you can admire buildings with a rainbow of colourful facades. If you are lucky enough to visit during the famous market, the immersion in colours becomes even more complete.
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Guatapè, Medellin, Colombia
An experience of full immersion in colour among the brightly coloured colonial houses of the picturesque village of Guatapé, located on the outskirts of Medellin. Every detail of the houses, from the balconies to the doors, from the windows to the canopies, is painted in a palette of vibrant colours, providing a cheerful and lively atmosphere for visitors and the approximately 5,000 inhabitants living in this charming town.
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Pink Street, Cais do Sodre district, Lisbon
With its fuchsia-pink paving and colourful pastel façades, Rua Nova do Carvalho, better known as Pink Street, is one of Lisbon's most picturesque and lively streets and a favourite destination for the city's nightlife. In 2013, the street underwent a complete renovation, transforming it into one of the most iconic and iconic places in the Portuguese capital.
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Steiner Street, San Francisco
Steiner Street, in the Alamo Square disctrict, is a stretch of street famous for its Painted Ladies, a row of six Victorian houses with pastel and Edwardian facades that look elegant and refined. These colourful villas have become a popular tourist destination for visitors to San Francisco due to their unique beauty and impressive visual impact.
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Rue Cremieux, Paris
Although not all tourists know it, Rue Crémieux is one of the most extravagant and picturesque streets in Paris. This street, built in 1857, presents itself as an open-air art gallery with its bright and vivid colours, creating a unique and special atmosphere. The street is closed to vehicular traffic, thus maintaining its quiet and authentic appearance, and attracting visitors from all over the world to discover this Parisian wonder.
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen, in the Tangier-Tétouan region, has become one of Morocco's most popular tourist destinations thanks to its picturesque zigzag alleys and the characteristic blue colour of the houses. This pretty old town fully deserves its nickname of 'the blue city', but the reason for this colour choice is not entirely clear. Some speculate that the colour helps keep the houses cool, keeps insects away or that it recalls the colour of the sea. Regardless of the reason, Chefchaouen continues to enchant visitors from all over the world with its unique charm and evocative atmosphere.
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Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
The historic district of Bo Kaap certainly deserves to be listed among the most picturesque streets in the world. The colours of the houses, often bold and garish, create an unforgettable kaleidoscopic effect for anyone lucky enough to visit this place.
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