A travel blogger has shared a series of colourful images that show the vibrant beauty of Guatapé in Colombia, prompting many people to ask; is this the world’s most colourful town?

The colourful town features painted doors, buildings and furniture throughout.
The colourful town features painted doors, buildings and furniture throughout.
Brightly painted balconies and doors line the town.
Brightly painted balconies and doors line the town.
Green, yellow and blue steps in Guatapé.
Green, yellow and blue steps in Guatapé.

The pictures were taken by Jessica Devnani, a photographer and travel blogger from Toronto, Canada and show doorways, balconies, steps and furniture throughout the city, painted in a diverse range of bright colours. Located on the shores of a sprawling artificial lake called Embalse Guatapé, the town has become famous for the fresco-like decoration seen on the traditional houses. The illustrations depict animals, people and shapes that cover many buildings. “The entire town is colourful and cheerfully painted. Apparently it started with families painting images along the sides of their homes and it has just evolved from there. This little town was an absolute pleasure to meander through and photograph,” Jessica told Lonely Planet News.

The town is built on the shores of Embalse Guatapé, an artificial lake in the area.
The town is built on the shores of Embalse Guatapé, an artificial lake in the area.
The town offers beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The town offers beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The unique decoration stemmed from locals painting the outside of their houses in bright colours.
The unique decoration stemmed from locals painting the outside of their houses in bright colours.
A sculpture seen amongst colourful houses.
A sculpture seen amongst colourful houses.

Located approximately two-hours’ drive away from Medellín, Guatapé is popular with tourists and is known for offering a peaceful break from the city, while also featuring a stunning panoramic view of nature and the surrounding scenery from the top of its hill.

A view of the surrounding lake.
A view of the surrounding lake.
The town is located two hours away from Medellín by bus.
The town is located two hours away from Medellín by bus.
Jessica said that the entire town was a pleasure to photograph and explore.
Jessica said that the entire town was a pleasure to photograph and explore.

Jessica’s adventures have brought her to six continents, where she has explored and documented a range of different cities, cultures and landscapes. More of her work is available on her website, Pink Plankton.

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