Top 5 Colorful Neighbourhood

| May 19, 2012

5 Colorful Destination – There are many different things that can make a destination colorful. As for this list, the destinations are colorful in terms of the buildings and other structures come in a kaleidoscope of shades and colors.

1. Valparaiso, Chile

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This Chilean port city sits between the Pacific Ocean and a band of mountains. The city boasts s some beautifully colored houses on its narrow cobblestone streets. The location used to be known as the Little San Francisco as well as the Jewel of the Pacific.

2. La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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This best time to visit this colorful neighborhood is when the famous soccer team the Boca Juniors are playing a home game at La Bombodera. This harbour location takes its soccer very seriously and its filled with brightly colored homes, especially down Caminito Street. Local legend has it that residents of the town borrowed paint local shipyards to paint their houses.

3. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

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It’s full of colorful houses and a rich history. In the 1600s and 1700s the area was settled by slaves that were brought over from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Malaysia by the Dutch East India Co. Today, the area’s roots to the Muslim faith can be seen as there are plenty of colorful minarets, kramats, and mosques on display.

4. Burano, Venice, Italy

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This colourful fishing village is well known for its painted homes as well as its lace. It’s believed that the houses were painted in very bright colors so fishermen out at sea could see them. The village is very close to Venice and can easily be visited as a day trip.

5. Campeche, Mexico

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This colorful colonial port town was founded on the top of an ancient Mayan city by the Spanish. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 due to the numerous colonial buildings that are still standing here. The colorful structures are protected by the city’s walls.

Source: The Travelers Zone

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