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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With

      

While most of the world is busy playing with shades of grey, Europe has something else in mind. From colourful streets of the modern cities to the cobble-stone pathways of remote villages lined-with vibrant houses, Europe is full of colourful destinations waiting to be explored. These eye-soothing streets are perfect to up your Instagram game! Here’s a list of most colourful streets in Europe that are bustling with art and colours.

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1. La Petite Venice in Colmar, France

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Colmar is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe with cobblestone streets lined with medieval and renaissance buildings in its old town. The street ‘La Petite Venise’ which means the little Venice, stands out the most for its colourful half-timbered houses lined along the Lauch River. Once owned by fishermen and boaters, these houses are rehabilitated as a covered market with an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. A boat tour is a pretty cool way to explore the street.

2. Happy Rizzi Haus in Braunschweig, Germany

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It is one of the wackiest buildings ever built. Described as “the happiest house on earth,” the Happy Rizzi House is a cartoon-inspired architecture, standing in stark contrast to its old surroundings. It is a vision of American artist James Rizzi and is designed by Konrad Kloster. The Happy Rizzi House is of course viewed differently by the youngsters and the old generation of Braunschweig, but it’s certainly brought colour to Ackerhof. It building attracts a lot of tourists.

3. Burano in Venice, Italy

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -6 Walking(or a boat ride) down this picturesque street is like taking a tour of a rainbow. Known for its vibrantly coloured fishermen’s houses and causal eateries, Burano is absurdly beautiful. The island is situated in the Venetian lagoon and is famous for lace-making. The shops sell products like linens and clothes, as well as local butter cookies called “Bussolai Buranei”. Burano houses must adhere to the colour pattern and one cannot repaint their house without first getting permission from the government. It is by far the most colourful Mediterranean town.

4. Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -8 Copenhagen Nyhavn is the most famous street in Danish Capital, for being a ridiculously-beautiful port-side street that bursts with colours, with wooden sailing ships, sweet eateries and classy restaurants lining both sides. The architecture is as old as the 17th century with the oldest house being built in 1681. During Christmas, the street looks even more beautiful with authentic Christmas ambience with themed dining and decoration everywhere.

5. Rue Crémieux in Paris, France

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -10 Rue Crémieux, a colourful and charming cobblestone street in the 12th arrondissement of Paris is the most Instagrammable street in Paris. The multicoloured houses and quaint, cobbled streets of the Rue Crémieux make putting your camera down impossible! Some residents have gotten tired of the flocking tourists and you may even see certain homes with signs asking you not to take photos, it would be great if you respect that. The place doesn’t feel like Paris at all and is more reminiscent of Burano in Venice.

6. Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, Portugal

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -12 Lisbon is blessed with many brightly coloured streets, many of which can be found in the old town and Nova do Carvalho is one of them. Better known to tourists as Pink Street, it is one of the most famous spots for locals for its lively nightlife. Once a street bustling with brothels and drunken sailors, it has gotten a makeover in 2011, scandalous buildings are turned into pieces of arts and cosy cafes. The street has a pink carpet which is very inviting for a visit to many bars and cafes here.

7. Chalcot Square, London, England

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -14 Close to Chalk Farm underground station, hidden in a little square near the wealthy Primrose Hill District, you’ll find one of the most Instagrammable spots in London - a row of pretty pastel townhouses that stand high, curving around the small, green park that is Chalcot Square. Search the Instagram for Chalcot Square and you’ll know what the fuss is all about.

8. Golden Lane, Prague, Czech Republic

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -16 Prague's Golden Lane is a picturesque street located inside the grounds of the majestic Prague Castle. Once home to Kings' alchemists(just a myth!), these tiny, brightly coloured houses are amazingly photogenic. You need a ticket to explore this colourful street but it’s completely worth it. The houses are turned into tiny souvenir shops, museums and cafes and you’ll get a lot more than just a pretty wonderful photo.

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9. Vernazza, Italy

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -18 Perhaps the most popular village in the Cinque Terre, along the Ligurian shores of Italy, Vernazza is an old fishing village, with blue boats docked on its shore, streets looking like delightful multi-coloured candies. Stone paved paths lined with vibrant houses and plants on both sides makes getting lost a memorable event. The tiny port village has charming piazza with good restaurants and bars to keep you entertained.

10. Main Square of Poznań, Poland

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Europe's 10 Prettiest Streets You'll Fall In Love With -20 Poznań’s Old Town Square is probably one of the most colourful on the list. Walking on the Poznań’s stone-paved streets you’ll be amazed by the sheer beauty of the city. The old town square of the city was occupied by the rich merchants and their houses were painted in hues of azul blue, verdant green, and earthy yellows. Most of it got destroyed during the world war 2, luckily most of it got rebuilt in the 1950s.

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