Best Blue Cities in the World


– Jodhpur. It is known as the Blue City of Rajasthan. It is located in the central-western part of Rajasthan, India. It was an important trade route, thanks to its strategic postiion. Nice blue walls and houses are the perfect background to the women in bright colored saris, the multicolored spices at market, the true Indian life that unfolds through the narrow streets of this charming city. I suggest you to visit the Mehrangarh Fort; from here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the old city and the new one. At sunset it is really amazing!

Jodhpur view from the MehrangarhJodhpur-narrow-streets– Chefchaouen. I love this town in the northwest of Morocco, among the Rif Mountains. It is off the beaten path and away from the bustle of cities like FesMarrakech or Rabat. I visited it many years ago and it gives yous unique emotions. Arabs built Chefchaouen in 1471. The typical blue color of shutters and walls was imported by Jewish refugees who fled from Spain. It is a World Heritage Site.

Chefchaouen-narrow-streetsChefchaouen-cat– Júzcar. Do you believe that there is a village of the Smurf in Andalucia, near Malaga? No, it is not the city of short people 😉 It is a village created ad hoc for the world premiere of the movie “The Smurf 3d“. White houses turn blue. The Sony, who produced the movie, promised that the village would be returned to its original color, but citizens chose blue color for their houses!

Júzcar blue cityjuzcar-casas-azules– Sidi Bou Said. It is a lovely village just a few kilometers from Tunis. While in the cities listed above the dominant color is blue, Sidi Bou Said is characterized by the alternation of blue and white. There are also beautiful damask doorways with black studs, blue windows and doors.

Sidi-Bou-Said-streetSidi-Bou-Said-doorwayThese are the colorful cities in the world where the blue is the dominant color.