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5 Extremely Colorful Places Worth Visiting

As I travel the world, I am often amazed by the colorful architecture of the places I visit. This post, entitled “5 Extremely Colorful Places Worth Visiting,” highlights five of my favorite places to see vibrant colors on display. Each of these places is unique, yet they all have one thing in common, beautifully colored buildings and architecture. I hope you enjoy this post and feel free to suggest other colorful places worth visiting in the comments.

Nyhavn Area - Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn is a narrow inlet of colorful houses and buildings and is one of the best-known tourist sights in Copenhagen.  

Created in the 17th century, Nyhavn was once a busy port for cargo and fishermen.  Today, the canal is home to many different restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.  When visiting Copenhagen, be sure to spend a few hours visiting this colorful port.  To learn more about Nyhaven and the city of Copenhagen, click HERE.

Caminito Area of La Boca - Buenos Aires, Argentina

The most colorful area in Buenos Aires, “El Caminito,” means “little walkway.” El Caminito, which is part of the La Boca neighborhood, is full of street peddlers selling art and colorful buildings. As you walk down the streets, it is not uncommon to see Tango dancers. This is because the Tango originated in the La Boca area of Buenos Aires. To learn more about El Caminito, La Boca, and Buenos Aires, click HERE.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan is the historical portion of San Juan, which originates as early as 1508. The city was originally walled in, but in 1897 the wall was demolished. This led to a huge expansion of Old San Juan. By 1940, many of the buildings were in bad shape and in need of repair. Over the years, the Government of Puerto Rico and many local banks have assisted in remodeling most of the buildings. Today, Old San Juan features beautiful colorful houses, blue cobblestone streets, and many sculptures and fountains. To learn more about Old San Juan, click HERE.

Brighton Beach Boxes, Melbourne, Australia

One of the most colorful areas in the entire country of Australia is the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes. First built in 1862, the boxes were meant to preserve modesty during the Victorian Era, by allowing people a place to change. During this period it was uncommon for members of the opposite gender to see each in a state of undress which included bathing suits. Today, they are still used for changing and storing beach equipment.

Each box is individually owned, and the owners choose the colors and designs. Their choices are subject to restrictions, and changes have to be approved. There is no electricity or running water in the boxes, and no one is allowed to stay in them overnight. Despite not having a purpose, a bathing box recently sold for over AUS$250k. To learn more about the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes, click HERE.

Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is located on the coast of Chile and borders the Pacific Ocean.  The coastal area has many bluffs and hills, and most of the people live at higher elevation.  There are lifts called funiculars that will take tourists up the hills for a cost.  I prefer to walk up the hill taking in the colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and beautiful views.  There weren’t many tourist sites on my route, but it was interesting to take in the colorful designs of this coastal city.  To learn more about Valparaiso, click HERE.