The Most Colorful Cities in the World

Posted on December 4, 2012


Some cities are popular for their food or cultural destinations.  These cities, however, are popular for their color schemes.  MarketMAPS takes you to some of the most colorful cities in the world.  



Guanajuato City, Mexico

During the colonial period, this city accounted for two-thirds of the world’s silver production.  The streets and alleys of Guanajuato City are filled with mostly colonial era buildings, restaurants, bars, cafes with terraces and small plazas. Buildings have been constructed of sandstone in pink and green, adobe and other stone, filling the streets with shades of pink, green, ochre and red.

Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

Willemstad is the main town in Curaçao, located on the southern coast of the island.  The Dutch captured the city from the Spanish in 1634, establishing a valuable Caribbean port for the Netherlands.  The city center of Willemstad has an array of colonial architecture that is influenced by Dutch styles.


St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

The oldest English-founded city in North America, St. John’s is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland.  Often compared to San Francisco because of its hilly streets, St. John’s downtown area is known for its brightly colored low rise heritage buildings which house numerous tourist shops, boutiques, and restaurants.


Lima, Peru

The capital and largest city in Peru, Lima displays varied architectural styles and colorful residential areas.  Making use of colonial, Spanish Baroque, and French Neoclassical architecture, Lima is an amalgam of building styles and color schemes.


Travel to one of these colorful cities today.  And to start your journey the right way, use a map.  Maps can help you plan road trips, select destinations, and more.  MarketMAPS publishes the most complete selection of maps of the US and the world.  Use our digital maps, wall maps, and map books to help you get where you need to go.


Contact MarketMAPS today.  Travel to new destinations with our accurate, up-to-date maps


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