Take a look at the world's 5 most colorful neighborhoods. These include La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon, the ghats of Varanasi in India, the picturesque Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa, and the historic area of Willemstad in Curacao.
World's 5 Most Colorful Neighborhoods - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats. We all think our neighborhood is special. Wait till you see the world's 5 most colorful neighborhoods. Number 5 is the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The neighborhood is known for its beautiful, multi-colored houses. The original residents were Italian immigrants with limited means, who used leftover paints and materials from the harbor to build these houses. Number 4 are the colorful houses of the island of Burano, Italy in the Venetian lagoon. The visitors are intrigued by the vibrant setting. Many believe that the fishermen painted their houses in bright colors so they could see them from sea. Number 3 are the ghats of Varanasi in India. These ghats are essentially large stairways spanning from the city of Varanasi to the Ganges river's edge. The setting sun's orange light makes both the Ganges and the ghats gleam warmly. Number 2 is the picturesque Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. This multicultural neighborhood was originally settled by slaves from South Asian countries, enslaved by the Dutch between the 17th and 18th century. Number 1 is the historic area of Willemstad in Curacao which is on the UNESCO's World Hertigage List. The first thing you will notice about this place is its bright colored houses and beautiful natural harbor.