These streets have been named the most beautiful in the world

From Paris and Kyoto to Bruges and Buenos Aires, these are the prettiest roads and avenues on the planet according to Condé Nast Traveller

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly
Contributing Writer
Colmar, France
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At Time Out, we’re big fans of street life – that’s why we publish a big list of the world’s coolest streets every year. And a good-looking street? Even better. 

Travel mag Condé Nast Traveller has listed 71 of the prettiest streets on the planet. Some are all cobbled pavements and colourful houses, some have bold architecture and others have a lovely line of blossom trees.

Claiming the top spot for the prettiest street in the whole world are the lanes and alleys which make up Colmar Old Town in France. The architecture here features vibrantly-painted timber houses and little bridges and boats are dotted along the canal – very pretty stuff indeed. 

But it’s not all chocolate box village vibes. The streets of Setenil de las Bodegas, a small town between Seville and Malaga, features lovely, pristinely white houses, but they stand out as they’re built into the rocky cliff formations of the region. The Tohid Tunnel in Tehran also makes an appearance, with its symmetrical architecture and mountain views making for quite a striking street. 

In the full list, there are entries from London (which you can read about here), Morocco, Cuba and Vietnam, but here are the top 20. 

These are the 20 prettiest streets in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller

  1. Streets of the Old Town in Colmar, France
  2. Brunngasse, Brienz, Switzerland
  3. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
  4. Streets of Águeda, Portugal 
  5. Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  6. Rua do Bom Jesus, Recife, Brazil
  7. Rue de l’Abreuvoir, Paris, France
  8. Streets of Mykonos, Greece
  9. Streets of Pretoria, South Africa
  10. Rue du Petit Champlain, Quebec City, Canada
  11. Jinli street, Chengdu, China
  12. Aldama Street in San Miguel De Allende, México
  13. Zrínyi Utca Street, Budapest, Hungary
  14. Tohid Tunnel, Tehran, Iran
  15. Streets of Bruges, Belgium
  16. Streets of Burano, Italy
  17. Tetsugaku no michi, Kyoto, Japan
  18. Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
  19. Shambles, York, England
  20. Calleja de las Flores, Córdoba, Spain

To browse the list in its entirety, you can have a look on Condé Nast Traveller’s website here

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