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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