The city of Chefchaouen, known as the “Blue Pearl of Morocco” was founded in 1471, but didn’t get painted blue until 1492. The blue colour comes from an influx of Jews in the area who were escaping the Spanish inquisition; one tradition of the new Jewish community was to paint buildings blue.
Rue Crémieux, Paris
The Parisian version of rainbow row can be found on Rue Crémieux. The Instagram-worthy street has towering homes in pretty pastel colours and charming French balconies. Many people venture to this small street in Paris just to get their photos taken and explore the less-touristy part of the city. In fact, this street is so dreamy it feels like it’s right out of a fairy tale.
Burano Island, Venice, Italy
Venice, home to canals that feature brightly coloured homes and streets, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its Burano Island is filled with colour, from the homes to the jade-green waters of the canals and lagoon. Even the boats in the waters are different colours, bringing even more vibrancy to the city. Bridges connect different sides of the canal streets to one another making it super easy to explore the colourful walkways.