Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues in their streets for generations. To brighten your day, here are some of the most colorful locales across the globe—each delightfully vibrant in its own unique way.

Above: Procida, Naples, Italy
Photo: Francesco Riccardo Iacomino

San Francisco, California, USA
Photo: Ian Ransley

Pachuca, Mexico
Photo: Franklin Ames

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photo: Aubrey Stoll

Guatapé, Colombia
Photo: Alejandro Osorio Agudelo

Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo: barnyz

Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Photo: ser_is_snarkish

Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Photo: Curtis Cabana

Izamal, Mexico
Photo: Eneas De Troya

Sighisoara, Romania
Photo: George Nutulescu

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Photo: Ritche Perez

Willemstad, Curaçao
Photo: Tim Drivas

Valparaíso, Chile
Photo: byvalet/Shutterstock

Guanajuato, Mexico
Photo: Bud Ellison

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Photo: Filipe Frazao/Shutterstock

Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo: Paval Hadzinski

Jodhpur, India
Photo: Clark & Kim Kays

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Photo: karamysh/Shutterstock

Tirana, Albania
Photo: Merlin and Rebecca

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Photo: Daniele Ceccato

Havana, Cuba
Photo: Kamira/Shutterstock

Wrocław, Poland
Photo: Pablo77/Shutterstock

Cinque Terre, Italy
Photo: Shann Yu

Chefchaouen, Morocco
Photo: Singa Hitam

Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photo: pedro lastra

Nassau, Bahamas
Photo: Valéria Almeida

Menton, France
Photo: Sébastien Mespoulhé

Reykjavik, Iceland
Photo: Paul Rollison

Istanbul, Turkey
Photo: Moyan Brenn

Burano, Venice, Italy
Photo: David Monroy

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