OMG!!! These are the most beautiful streets in the world. You must visit them before you die.
These streets might not be the most famous or longest in the world, but they surely have unique charm that makes them places that ooze with uniqueness. These streets were intentionally made to make people feel better and make them stop for a moment, let the view sink in their brains, take a picture or walk down and make a new memory.
1 Blue Street Chefchaouen, Morocco
Even if you are not a fan of the color blue, if you visit Chefchaouen and see this turquoise paradise you will definitely change your mind. Inside the medina many of the streets, walls, and doors are a magnificent hue of blue. Chefchaouen was painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930s. The beauty of Chefchaouen’s mountainous surroundings is enhanced by the contrast of the brightly painted medina. It is this beauty and the relaxed atmosphere of the town that makes Chefchaouen very attractive to visitors.
2 Knockoff Street, Wixi, China
Feel like shopping in H&N and then grab some SFFCCCKS coffee? These stores are across from the Appla store. Your brain might have corrected those brands to read “H&M,” “Starbucks,” and “Apple,” but if you were walking down the street in Wuxi city in China you’d be wrong. That’s actually how all of the signs read. It kind of feels like a lame parallel universe. Oddly enough, these aren’t companies just ripping off their competition—they’re fake street signs on empty shops meant to give potential buyers a sense of what the area could look like. Unfortunately, the idea kind of backfired and the street has become a big joke on the internet in China.
3 Vila de Gracia in Barcelona, Spain
When people talk about Gràcia it is really the Vila de Gràcia, the historic old center, to which they are referring. This place is probably the coolest suburb in Barcelona, and maybe one of the most photographed places in the city. The main streets of Gran de Gràcia, Torrent de l’Olla, and Travessera de Gràcia are always a hive of activity, but it is the squares that give Gràcia its unique atmosphere.
The way Gràcia is laid out makes it ideal for street parties, and the Festa Major in August is the most important in Barcelona after La Mercè. The competition for the Best Decorated Street is always hard fought and big stages are set up in the major squares offering some of the best bands around.
4 Floating Umbrella Street in Águeda, Portugal
Agueda in Portugal is the setting for this wonderful installation by Sextafeira called Floating Umbrellas. This colorful creation is a part of the Agitagueda art festival. Due to the fact that the same idea was used the year before this is the second time the streets of this town have been covered with loads of vivid umbrellas, providing shade as well as a wonderful sight. The people loved it so much that the repetitive nature of the installation does not carry the risk of becoming boring, but rather turning into a wonderful tradition. Other cities around the world took an example from the Floating Umbrellas and decorate their streets like this.
5 Cracked Stones Street in Enschede, The Netherlands
Roombeek is a commercial street and also the urban core of the district. The small stream, which gives its name to the street and has in the past flowed underground, has been restored and brought up to the surface again. Now, the water is part of the urban environment and has become the district’s new central point. Its asymmetrical design, which widens and narrows along the street, accentuates its different spatial features. The base of the stream is treated with a rough structure that reduces the flowing speed of the water and creates a constant reflective pattern on the water’s surface. A distinctive composition of sharp edged stepping stones refers to the randomness of natural processes and is also a reference to the fireworks explosion (the street was partially destroyed by a fireworks explosion on May 13, 2000).