All the street are different. Some are stunning for natural features, or delightful colours let’s make a trip to 10 of the Most Charming Streets in the World.
The multicolour homes that line the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, still reflect much of their late-19th-century history. When European immigrants arrived from the Italian city of Genoa, many of them became dockworkers, who, with little to no disposable earnings, built their homes with thin pieces of wrinkled sheet metal from the docks, coated with leftover paint. When one colour inevitably ran out, they would simply use another one. And thus a colourful neighbourhood was born. Today, Caminito is brought to life by an artist’s re-creation of the old tenement dwellings that used to line La Boca’s streets.
San Francisco’s Lombard Street has become one of the city’s most visited sites. Tourists often gather to watch as drivers make their way through the hairpin turns. Completed in 1922, the street was designed to slow cars down on its steep hill. Drivers are advised to proceed at 5 m.p.h.
The streets of Chefchaouen, a small city in north-west Morocco, are famous for their diverse shades of blue. Founded in 1471, the city was once used as a fortress for exiles from Spain. Over the centuries, many Jews moved to Chefchaouen, taking with them the ancient belief that using blue dye would remind people of God’s power. For the most rich experience, visitors should stroll down such streets as Al Hassan Onsar, Rue Outiwi, and the tight stairs leading up and down Rue Bin Souaki.
Located in Andalusia, Spain, Jerez de la Frontera is a city known for its elegant wine. Here, a street in the historic center is shaded by grape leaves from vines grown along the encircling walls.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the 1,000-year-old Old Town in Lijiang, China, is famous for its orderly canals and walkways. Walk along Qiyi Street Chongron Alley or Wuyi Street Wenzhi Alley for some of the more magnificent street views.
For two to three weeks each spring, the enchanting tunnel created by the trees lining Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany, brings in tourists and photographers alike.
Bregagh Road in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, is a birch-lined street designed in the 18th century. Nicknamed Dark Hedges, the road will be immediately recognisable to fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Paris’s Champs-Élysées could well be the most famous street in the world. Superbly manicured trees line the 1.2-mile-long avenue, which stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc d Triomphe
Lined with boats and bicycles, Amsterdam’s many canals have drawn tourists through the ages. But the Brouwersgracht, located a little more than half a mile north-west of the central train station, just might be the most picturesque in the Dutch capital.
Águeda’s Umbrella Sky Project began in 2011 as a part of the Portuguese city’s annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. Each summer, when temperatures soar, a handful of Águeda’s tight streets feature canopies of colourful umbrellas that provide shade to the pedestrians below.
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