Many streets attract locals, tourists, and photographers from around the world for their beauty and essence. Some avenues may look more beautiful in specific seasons rather than others. You can enjoy the colors and the scents of floral streets in the spring, the shaded ways in summer, the falling leaves in autumn, and the Christmas lights in winter. However, beautiful architecture is always there to charm you anytime of the year.
If you are planning a vacation soon, you should consider visiting one of these boulevards and avenues:
1. Shambles Street – York, England
The Shambles, that was once a meat market and a slaughterhouse, is now a street market. The 600-year old buildings on the street still have wooden boards hanging over the entrances of the old shops.
2. Steiner Street – San Francisco, USA
Being the set for several scenes in movies and TV shows like Mrs. Doubtfire and Fuller House, the street has vivid pastel-colored houses that were built in the Victorian and Edwardian Styles.
3. Calleja de las Flores – Cordoba, Spain
This typical Spanish street has white-painted small houses on either side with a selection of colorful flowers hanging from the walls and balconies.
4. Lombard Street – San Francisco, USA
The eight sharp turns are why this street is famous for being the most crooked street in the whole world. The one-way block street dates to 1922 and is paved with red bricks.
5. Chefchaouen Streets, Morocco
The city of Chefchaouen was built in 1471 AD. as a small fortress to fight the Portuguese invasion. The blue-shaded buildings are a characteristic of this street, and there are several theories that explain why the natives chose this color. Blue is said to keep mosquitos away, some say that it is a symbol of heaven, and others suggest that the Jews chose it to paint their homes during their escape from Hitler’s persecution in the 1930s.
6. Jerez de la Frontera Streets – Andalusia, Spain
This is where flamenco singing began. The streets of the historic city are often shaded by grape leaves from vines climbing the walls of the buildings. Jerez is well-known for its vineyards that produce the globally famous sherry.
7. Streets of Lijiang town, China
The architecture of Lijiang is different from other ancient Chinese cities. The city which the ancient silk road once crossed has cobblestoned streets with magnificent views as well as abundant waterways and bridges.
8. Champs Elysees – Paris, France
The Champs Elysees is one of the most visited streets around the globe. It has many cafes and theaters, and it is the home of various labels. A significant monument in the Boulevard is the Arc de Triomphe which Napoleon ordered to be constructed after his victory in the Battle of Austerlitz.
9. Agueda City streets, Portugal
In 2011, Águeda’s Umbrella Sky Project began as a part of the Portuguese city’s annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. Each summer, the city dresses up in a rainbow of colored umbrellas to welcome pedestrians. The umbrellas that appear to be floating in the air protect people from the heat and the sun. This is the reason behind dubbing it the “Umbrella City”.
10. Bregagh Road – Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Also known as the Dark Hedges, the avenue became a tourist attraction after using it as a location for shooting several scenes of HBO’s Game of Thrones TV series. The 150 Beech trees on either side of the road intertwine in an intimate embrace to form a natural arched tunnel.