It has been scientifically proven that colors have a huge influence on our mood and the way we feel. Vibrant colors are stimulators, capable of things such as increasing your heart rate. The red color is a good example – the origin of its stimulating properties goes back to the caveman period when this color was linked with fire, danger and alarm. As being surrounded by vibrant pastel colors can positively influence our psyche and mood, many people paint their walls, ceilings and furniture with these colors. But the colorful mania does not have to stop here. In fact, some streets, neighborhoods and even entire cities have been painted with bright colors to cheer up their residents. Unsurprisingly, many of these cities can be found in northern countries where the sky is often grey and the lack of sunshine might make local people feel depressed. Yet, some of the world´s most colorful cities are also located in regions famous for their year-round warm and sunny climate such the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean. If you are one of those who love bright and vibrant colors all around them, you will probably want to move to one of these 25 World´s Most Colorful Cities. Even if you don’t, these will definitely brighten your day.
Home to about 635,000 people, Wroclaw is the fourth largest city in Poland and the historical capital of region known as Silesia. A major cultural and financial centre of Western Poland, Wroclaw is also famous for a number of historical sites and stunning architecture.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its iconic tourist attractions like the Rio carnival, the Redeemer statue and the Copacabana Beach but this Brazilian metropolis also boasts some amazingly colorful neighborhoods.
The capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries, Stockholm has beautiful architecture marked by vibrant colors. Local metro (well known for its station decor) has even been called the longest art gallery in the world.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Located in Northern Italy, Cinque Terre is technically not a city but rather a part of the popular Italian Riviera. It consists of five villages where people have carefully built their colorful houses on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea.
The proud capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, Barcelona is brimming with unique colorful architectonical jewels designed by Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.