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It is quite hard to imagine the modern city with painted in one colour buildings. However, such cities are real, and even more, we can find them in different countries. In one people paint their houses in white to escape from the torridity. In others, the building colour is caused the similar building material. Some one-colour cities have unique histories. Among them, there are some cities that were coloured in the same colour in order to attract tourists. Every one-toned colour city has its own traditions and peculiarities. The guests can get acquainted with the original culture and historical heritage.

Juzcar, Spain

A small Spanish town Juzcar is also known under the name “The Smurfs Village”. It has placed on the territory of the provincial capital of Málaga in southern Spain. Some time ago this place was known only to few tourists. All has changed in 2011 when this town was chosen by Sony Pictures Company for a new movie about Smurfs. The company offered locals to repaint all buildings in the town in blue for monetary reward. Soon the town became a worldwide known sightseeing. Tourists from the whole world are coming there now.

Juzcar, Spain At present, you can find a lot of cafes and shops that are decorated in outstanding thematic style. Their walls are full of Smurfs graffiti. Also, there were made a lot of thematic sculptures. Well-known characters you can find everywhere. This town is very attractive with its unique architecture. There you can not only take photos of wonderful blue streets but also climb to the top of the hill and make a panorama photo of the one-coloured town.

Vacation in Juzcar will become an unforgettable time in your life. There have placed a lot of nice hotels, cosy cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops with exclusive items. Near the town, you can see a lot of wonderful places for walks. It is surrounded by the picturesque hills. When the film was shoot, locals had to make a choice. Either to leave this colour of houses or to repaint them. The majority of locals made a decision to leave houses in blue colour. That particular decision brought to the small town world-wide fame and popularity. Next - Izamal

Izamal, Mexico

Izamal, Mexico Mexican Izamal city is unusual too. Its second name is the Yellow City. About 15 thousand people live there permanently. The small city appeals tourists with its original deep-yellow-coloured buildings. In the city, there are a lot of beautiful historical stone buildings and churches. Nowadays all of them are yellow. Izamal has a great number of historical monuments. Thereby you can see the mysterious Maya pyramids, buildings of the colonial period and even modern architectural monuments. Complete article

Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, India Jodhpur is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its buildings have been blue for a long period of time. This tradition is a concurrent part of the religious culture. Originally, only Brahman’s houses could be painted in blue. Notwithstanding that for last 10 years, the sectorial system essentially went away, the tradition was saved. Even the predecessors of Brahman’s oracles have to paint walls in blue colour. Complete article

Colonnogne-la-Rouge, France

Colonnogne-la-Rouge, France People who travel to France can also visit the wonderful ancient city Colonnogne-la-Rouge. This city became popular thanks to its carmine houses. It was founded in the 8th century, however, the major part of houses was built in 15th-16th centuries. Colonnogne-la-Rouge has the population of about 400 people while every year there come over 600 000 tourists. Complete article

Piodao, Portugal

Piodao, Portugal The ancient town Piodao has placed on Serra do Açor slope in the centre of Portugal. For a long time, locals built their houses from the shale rock that was produced on the nearby deposits. All windows and doors are made from wood that’s why the town buildings look quite severe and dark. That resemble people about the Medieval times. The ancient Portugal town is rather small. Its area is just 6,3 square kilometres. Its population is about 220 people when a number of tourists are about several thousand more. Complete article

Ubrique, Spain

Ubrique, Spain Ubrique is a town located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. This town attracts people with its picturesque snow-white houses. The town is situated in a breathtaking hill area, nevertheless it’s population goes up to 17 000 people. Over the ages, locals have been painting their houses in the garnishing white. This tradition wasn’t made only for beauty, white walls save people from the sweltering heat in the summertime. Complete article

Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer, India The beautiful and outstanding city Jaisalmer has placed in India. The town lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Jaisalmer is full of sandy-coloured houses. About 58 000 people live in the area of 5,1 square meters. Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century had built a large fortress atop of the hill. The fortress was used as his and predecessors’ residence. Complete article

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece Santorini, a Greece island, is familiar to lovers of beach holidays. This island in the Aegean Sea attracts not only with its charming beaches but also with modern hotels and the unique architecture. The main landmark of the island is the tiny white houses with wooden doors, window shutters and blue gates. The picture is completed by a number of colourful flowers and oriental plants. Locals set them out in flower pots right on their backyard. Complete article

Sozopol, Bulgaria

Sozopol, Bulgaria Sozopol is an ancient seaside town in Bulgaria. This place is rather popular among celebrities. They like to come here for vacations. This city became popular among celebrities and ordinary people thanks to its wonderful beaches and nice hotels. The historical area of the city is placed on the peninsula. Today it is an architectural monument of the world meaning. All Sozopol’s buildings are made from huge stone blocks of one color. The variety of buildings in the historical area contain a single ensemble. Complete article

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy Siena is the most known one-coloured city in the world. It attracts people with the numerous buildings painted in deep yellow. At the time of the Renaissance, there was produced the yellow paint that was widely used in painting local buildings. The city occupies about 118 square kilometres. About 54 600 people live there. Complete article

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia In the Northern part of Tunisia has placed a small city – Sidi Bou Said. One of its peculiarities is a great number of white coloured houses. All shutters, windows, door and signs are painted in deep blue. This town was established in the 12th century and became the destination of choice for wealthy Europeans in the 17th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, a famous French baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger bought a luxurious house there. Therefore, one legend says that he initiated to paint all townhouses in white-blue colours. Complete article
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