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.
Procida, Naples, Italy
San Francisco, California, USA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Salvador, Bahía, Brazil
Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden
Puerto Vallarta, México
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Cinque Terre, Italy
Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Burano, Venice, Italy