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Contemporary streets are full of fancy old houses or modern monuments, symmetrical rows of trees and popular entertainment venues. Some of the streets became known to the whole world because of their unusual appearance. Sometimes they feature art installations that have become traditional decorations. Streets may also feature stately old trees and monuments that can not be seen anywhere else in the world. Every traveler should walk through these streets. A lot of impressions are guaranteed to everyone.

Soaring Umbrellas Street, Portugal

Amazing outdoor installation can be seen in the Portuguese town of Agueda. Every year, for a few weeks, the central streets of the city are decorated with a special art installation. Colorful umbrellas are its main component. The most colorful and unique items are used to decorate the street. Parasols are opened and hung using specially strung ropes. In a sunny day, bright umbrellas make quirky colorful glare showing on the street and buildings. This decoration also creates a pleasant shade on the street, which is difficult to overestimate in a hot summer day.

Soaring Umbrellas Street, Portugal Soaring Umbrellas Street is home to numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. The place is very popular not only among tourists but also locals. This cozy street is pedestrian. It would be difficult to find the more amazing and unusual place in Agueda. The idea to decorate the city this way belongs to the designers of Sextafeira Producoes company. They managed to turn an ordinary pedestrian street into the bright cloister. Thus, the cost of decorating the street was minimal.

For the first time, the street was decorated with umbrellas during one of the city's festivals. An installation pleased locals and visitors of the city so much, that they decided to make it an annual tradition. Those who want to walk along one of the most exciting streets in the world,  have to visit the Portuguese town in July. That's the time when the annual city festival takes place. In mid-summer, a lot of great cultural events are held in the city in terms of the festival. Next - Santa Catarina Street

Santa Catarina Street, Portugal

Santa Catarina Street, Portugal There is a street in Porto that is worth attention of the most experienced and discerning travelers. It's called Santa Catarina. The main feature of this historic street are beautiful buildings decorated with traditional white and blue tiles, azulejos. Buildings with a unique finish looks simply fascinating. Their facades are reminiscent of the best works of art. Santa Catarina Street is considered a commercial heart of the city; the most amazing shops and souvenir stalls are concentrated there. Complete article

Magic Carpets Street, Spain

Magic Carpets Street, Spain One of the most fascinating streets in the world is situated on the island of Tenerife, in La Orotava. Every year, Corpus Christi is celebrated in this ancient town in June. The main street in front of the town hall is decorated with artful handcraft carpets. Volcanic sand of different shades is used to draw this unique pictures. The best artists of the city spread sand and flower petals on the pavement to make incredible beautiful artistic compositions depicting biblical motifs. Complete article

Lijiang Old Town, China

Lijiang Old Town, China In China, fans of walking in unusual places will be interested in visiting the historic area of  Lijiang. The Yuhe River flows in its historic quarter, so while strolling along its cobbled streets, you can see many beautiful canals and a graceful pedestrian bridge. Locals decorate banks with live ornamental plants and flowers. In warmer months, the historic quarter is literally immersed in abundant greenery. Another nice feature of ancient streets is a number of beautiful buildings in traditional style. These are built of wood and decorated with traditional Chinese paper lanterns. Complete article

Vila De Gracia, Spain

Vila De Gracia, Spain In Barcelona, ​​hikers should definitely walk down the street of Villa de Gracia. Every year in early August, this street is transformed beyond recognition. In the framework of the annual festival, Festa Major, it is decorated with various art installations. Special garlands of colored paper, unusual sculptures and ornaments made of recycled plastic, as well as decorations made of plastic bags are the main items that adorn the streets for a month. Complete article

Roombeek Street, Netherlands

Roombeek Street, Netherlands The unusual Roombeek street is in the Dutch city of Enschede. Many tourists know it as the Street of Cracked Stones. Until 2000, this shopping street was just average. That year was marked by a tragic event. A large warehouse of pyrotechnics blew up on the street. More than 650 houses were destroyed in a massive explosion. It took several years to restore the street. During the reconstruction of buildings and pavements, an underground stream was discovered. It was decided to bring the flow to the surface. Complete article

Lombard Street, USA

Lombard Street, USA One of the most famous streets in the world, Lombard Street is located in San Francisco. This street is officially considered the most crooked place in the world. It features a complicated zigzag shape. This unusual form of the street, where riding vehicles is allowed, is not accidental. The street goes down the hill, so to make this stretch of road safer for motorists, it was decided to cut eight sharp turns. Complete article

Goncalo de Carvalho Street, Brazil

Goncalo de Carvalho Street, Brazil In the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre there is an amazing street Goncalo de Carvalho. Its length is 500 meters. Both sides of the street are decorated with tall trees, crowns of which merge to form an incredibly beautiful natural arch. If you look at this street from a bird's-eye view, it will seem that instead of the busy highway a carpet of green leaves lies there. Huge Tipuana trees were planted along the road more than 80 years ago. Over the decades, they have grown to an impressive size. Closely intertwined branches form a natural canopy over one of the most bustling and busy city streets. Complete article

Saint Theoktisti Street, Greece

Saint Theoktisti Street, Greece The Greek island of Lesvos can boast the charming old town of Molyvos. Its central street is one of the most beautiful places not only in the country but in the world. The main decoration of this ancient cobbled street are wisterias. Because of them, the street shines with dozens of purple shades. When wisteria is in bloom, its magnificent trusses with flowers give pleasant shade. The cobbled street looks like a real fairytale tunnel. Complete article

Hershtrasse in Bonn, Germany

Hershtrasse in Bonn, Germany A special place among iconic Bonn's attractions is occupied by Heerstrasse Street. It's also known to many tourists under its unofficial name - The Cherry Tunnel. Cherry trees grow along both sides of the street. During the flowering period, this place is converted into a fabulously beautiful tunnel. Heerstrasse Street is situated in the very center. That's busiest street in the city. Complete article

Cremieux Street, France

Cremieux Street, France Cremieux Street attracts fans of scenic walks to Paris. This old street, paved with stone, is framed by colorful houses on both sides. In warmer months, their facades are decorated with live flowers. These charming houses were built in the second half of the 19th century. The street was named after one of the most famous citizens - a lawyer and politician Adolphe Cremieux. Complete article

Orchard Road, Singapore

Orchard Road, Singapore The center of tourist life in Singapore is the bustling Orchard Road. This street can rightfully be called one of the most beautiful streets in the world. There are popular shopping centers and entertainment venues, restaurants and bars. The street length is 2.2 km. The name of the place has its legend. The very first road there was built in the 19th century. It led to the local plantations of nutmeg. Complete article
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