They turned it into a colourful confection of cobbled streets and sugar-almond coloured homes

If you’re looking for a striking backdrop for your Instagram posts, these picturesque cities are hard to beat



Cape Town

Malaysian settlers made Bo Kaap in Cape Town their home. And they turned it into a colourful confection of cobbled streets and sugar-almond coloured homes. The area features the country’s oldest mosque, dating from 1794 and the Bo Kaap museum, which can be found in one of the houses and showcases Islamic culture and heritage.

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You’re going to be feeling anything but blue when you take a stroll around the streets of Chefchaouene. The Blue City as it is known didn’t have the cerulean hue until 1492 when Jewish people escaping the Spanish inquisition settled in the area and gave their homes this Mediterranean vibe.

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Burano Island

It may be called Burano Island, but this enclave in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon is in fact a mini archipelago. Tourists love to visit this set of four islands that are connected by bridges, to snap up the local lace and take shots of the colourful homes.

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You can’t create a list of the world’s most colourful cities without adding Miami. Even its lifeguard huts are a work of art. It has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings on the globe. Developers were set to knock them down in the 1970s, but luckily a group of activists came to their rescue and saved them for generations of art lovers and Instagram fans.

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Here you have a city that’s as colourful as the country’s cocktails. If the pastel-coloured buildings are not to your liking, you can always hold an impromptu photo shoot near one of its vintage cars.

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