Soothing to the eyes, colorful and charming… So are the most attractive streets in the world. Even if you are only passing in a town by a day, a beautiful street is a sight for sore eyes. Moreover, streets captivate tourists and offer people plenty of entertainment opportunities (street food, nightclubs, and sometimes even gambling venues, unlike virtual News 22Bet!) One there was even a ranking conducted by eye-tracking technology and published by the estate agency GetAgent.
We didn’t use any AI technologies to single out the most picturesque streets in the world in our ranking, but we find all these streets unique in their own ways. Whether you are heading to the USA, Paris, or Singapore, add these streets to your travel itinerary. There’s always something going on here. Grab your cameras and sample on a stroll along the most spectacular streets around the globe!
Avenue des Champs-Élysées (Paris, France)
If you haven’t been to this majestic, two-kilometer-long attraction, you must never have been to France. Spanning almost 2 kilometers, the Champs-Élysées has been inspiring creative people for centuries. The Champs-Élysées always looks just right out of a storybook – majestic, solemn, and bright.
One of the main attractions on the street is the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, a monument at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. After walking to the stele with ancient Egyptian writings, presented as a gift by the Viceroy of Egypt, you can head to the beautiful Élysée Palace. If you’re in the mood for shopping or nightlife, you will also find on the street numerous boutiques, nightclubs, theaters, and cinemas.
Lombard Street (San Francisco, USA)
400 meters of zig-zags and even cars drive on this road. But this was not a whim of the architects, but a forced measure. After all, Lombard Street is located on a steep hillside, and the zigzag road makes drivers slow down their cars. Those who want to enjoy a stroll along Lombard Street, also have to keep to a speed limit of 5 miles per hour. And this is not too slow, because the charming Lombard Street is decorated with steps, hairpin bends, and benches for tourists. This is where you can take some truly gorgeous photos.
Broadway (New York, USA)
To get acquainted with the 25-kilometer Broadway, you will have to spend more than one day. But here you will have a kaleidoscope of impressions. You can see on this street the City Hall and Municipality buildings, skyscrapers housing offices of famous companies and financial institutions, as well as ancient churches. The Soho district is a favorite place for creative bohemians. It is still called “cast-iron”, because of the identical buildings, built of cheap materials.
Orchard Road (Singapore)
This is a real Mecca for tourists. Translated, its name means “the road to the orchard”. And all because, appearing in this place several hundred years ago, it led to fruit and later nutmeg plantations. Today Orchard Road is adorned with ansagi trees and landscaping, creating very picturesque views. There are special tunnels and crossings for pedestrians, making it comfortable to walk and car traffic at the same time.
Calle Alfombras Mágicas (La Orotava, Tenerife, Spain)
This is an amazingly beautiful street. Besides the fact that there you can see miniature old buildings that have survived to this day, and almost all summer long it is full of incredible colors. In June, there is a holiday in which the pedestrian road is decorated with “carpets”. But not real ones, but made of volcanic sand, colored pebbles, and petals. By the holiday the whole asphalt is covered with artistic compositions on biblical themes. In 2006, local craftsmen even set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records by making a painting on asphalt 950 square meters in size.
Saint Theoktisti Street (Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece)
Sometimes the most attractive things are hiding in the far outback. Such is the case here. On the Greek island of Lesvos, there is a small town called Molyvos. An incredibly ancient atmosphere reigns here at every turn. The main attraction of this cobblestone street with preserved old buildings is the huge number of wisterias. These are tree-like plants covered with incredibly attractive lush inflorescences during the flowering period. At this time, the street seems like a fairy tale, shimmering with all shades of lilac and purple.
Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
This street is recognized as one of the greenest streets in the world. And all thanks to the trees that have been growing there for over 80 years, and have grown so much that it seems that their crowns close in the sky. This creates an unusual contrast – the noisy road and the green canopy enveloping it. A dozen years ago, all this greenery was threatened with extinction due to the construction of a modern shopping center. Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho is undoubtedly one of the greatest national treasures in Brazil.
There are a lot more amazing and eye-catching streets in the world that make us want to visit them. If you are looking for more beautiful streets to visit, consider visiting these majestic and fun-filled roads: Philosopher’s Path (Kyoto, Japan), Jinli Street (Chengdu, China), Blue City (Jodhpur, India), Bourbon Street (New Orleans, USA), Acorn Street (Boston, USA), Rue du Petit-Champlain (Quebec, Canadá), Rua do Bom Jesus (Recife, Brazil), Quechua Street (Cusco, Peru), Herbert Baker Street (Groenkloof, South Africa), Rue de l’Abreuvoir (Paris, France), Rue Principale (Rocamadour, France), Via Baldassarre Galuppi (Burano, Italy), Via Torre Belvedere (Spello, Italy), Elm Hill (Norwich, UK), Arlington Row (Bibury, UK), Circus Lane (Stockbridge, Scotland), The Dark Hedges (Bregagh Road, Ireland).
So, are you ready to book a ticket, take a walk, and make your trip memorable?