Bo Kaap

Cape Town has been featured on another world’s “Top 10” list… this time highlighting the colourful and incredibly beautiful Bo-Kaap.

 

10 most today featured Bo-Kaap in fourth place in their “10 most colourful places in the world” list. Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city center, Bo-Kaap is one of the oldest and the most fascinating residential areas in the South African city of Cape Town. The area is characterized by brightly colored homes and romantic cobble stoned streets that date back to the 18th century.

1. Cinque Terre , Italy

The Cinque Terre National Park is a portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. Cinque Terre, meaning “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline with the villages and the surrounding hills are part of the Cinque Terre National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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2. Burano Island, Italy

Burano is an island in northern Italy. It is known for its lacework and brightly coloured houses

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3. La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It’s a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina and one of the best attractions in Buenos Aires, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminitos. Among sports fans, Boca is best known for being the home of world famous football club Boca Juniors

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4. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

The Bo-Kaap is an area in the city of Cape Town formerly known as the Malay Quarter. Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area, rich in history and situated on the slopes of Signal Hill. The area is known for its romantic cobblestoned streets and colorful houses

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5. Bristol, England

A city in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,000, making it is England’s sixth most populous city

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6. Wroclaw, Poland

A polish city located in western Poland. It has a population of over 630,000 making it the fourth largest city in Poland

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7. Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Longyearbyen is the largest settlement of Svalbard – an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. The town had a population of over 2,000. It is the world’s northernmost town, and the northernmost settlement of any kind with greater than 1,000 permanent residents. It is also known for its colorful houses

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8. Willemstad, Curacao, Caribbean

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea

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9. Menton, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

A village in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It is nicknamed “la perle de la France” which means “The Pearl of France”. It has nice beaches and beautiful colorful homes

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10. Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia

Brighton is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Dendy Street Beach, just south of Middle Brighton, features 82 colourful bathing boxes, which are one of the tourist icons of Melbourne. The boxes share a uniformity of size and build, and are the only surviving such structures close to Melbourne. The city council restricts alterations, and all retain their Victorian era architecture, such as timber frames, weatherboard sidings, and corrugated iron roofs, without amenities such as electricity or running water

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