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8 Colorful Spots in Colombia to Check Out

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This country in South America is bursting with every color of the rainbow! From Cartagena to Medellin, there are so many fun spots to check out. We found some of the most colorful spots in Colombia to share with you, perfect for those that love photography or a burst of color in their life.

So let's jump right in and explore all of the beauty that this country has to offer, and the 8 most colorful spots in Colombia.

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #1: Ciudad Amurallada, Cartagena

More commonly known as the city center, La Ciudad Amurallada is bursting with color. The historical center of Cartagena has plenty of fun spots to whip out your camera, as it is full of colorful buildings, flowers, and gorgeous architecture.

So make sure you give yourself plenty of time to just roam the streets and see why Cartagena is one of the most colorful spots in Colombia.

Ciudad Amurallada, Cartagena, colorful spots in Colombia
Ciudad Amurallada, Cartagena, colorful spots in Colombia

The historical center of Cartagena is super colorful and picturesque.,

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #2: Calle de La Sierpe, Cartagena

This is one of our favorite streets that we have ever seen! Calle de La Sierpe is unique because it features 200 flags from all of the world. Head there are night and there are small lights that are strung along, making the entire piece of art that much more magical.

Calle de La Sierpe, colorful spots in Colombia

If this isn't already enough color, the entire street right next to Calle de la Sierpe (Carrera 10) features tons of beautifully painted murals.

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #3: Getsemani, Cartagena

Getsemani is not only one of the most colorful spots in Cartagena, but one of the most colorful spots in Colombia as a whole!

This neighborhood is known for its brightly colored restaurants and hostels, as well as a street that is covered in small flags making up a giant Colombian flag. Make sure to grab your camera, because Getsemani has definitely been designed for those Instagram lovers.

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Getsemani flag street, colorful spots in Colombia
Getsemani, colorful spots in Colombia

Getsemani is one of the most colorful neighborhoods of Cartagena.

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #4: Playa Blanca, Isla Baru

Now it's time to step outside the city, and discover the color we found outside of Cartagena! Head over to Isla Baru to find one of the most picturesque beaches in Colombia.

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Playa Blanca is full of restaurants on one end, and cute backpacker hostels on the other. Head over to the hostel filled area and you will not only find some super colorful places to stay the night, but these rainbow huts lined up right along the sand!

Playa Blanca, Isla Baru, colorful spots in Colombia

Want to know more about visiting Playa Blanca in Cartagena? We have a full article about how to get there, and what to expect while visiting this stunning slice of paradise.

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Want to take a tour to Isla Baru from Cartagena? Here are a few that you can choose from:

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #5: Stairs at Comuna 13, Medellin

Comuna 13 is one of most colorful spots in Colombia, and the best place you need to see in Medellin. This once dangerous and poverty filled area, has now been brought back to life with color.

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Comuna 13 not only has changed the vibes from dreary to vibrant, but they have brought so much money into the neighborhood! Now you can find brightly painted murals, cute coffee shops, local handmade souvenirs, and young street dancers.

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Although the main tourist area of Comuna 13 is bursting with tons of color, we found this staircase on a side street on our way to the tourist area. Nothing like a rainbow painted set of stairs to brighten up your day!

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #6: Neon Musuem at Comuna 13, Medellin

As if Comuna 13 didn't already have enough color, the neon museum is next level. This small venue can be found in the heart of Comuna 13, and is free of charge to enter. Inside the museum you will find 3D ultra neon pieces of art, and you are given 3D glasses to enjoy them!

Although it is free of charge, they do accept donations, which we highly recommend.

Neon Museum, Comuna 13, colorful spots in Colombia

Want to know more about the colorful neighborhood of Comuna 13? We have a full blog article that we've written about this fascinating spot in Medellin! 

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Colorful Spots in Colombia #7: La Plazoleta, Guatape

This is hands down the most impressive on our list of colorful spots in Colombia. It is impossible to walk through, and not have a smile on your face.

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La Plazoleta is a small square in Guatape that is painted from top to bottom in different colors. It even has a set of bleachers to sit on to soak up the sun, and enjoy the local musicians playing. Our favorite part? The street leading up to it full of different colored umbrellas.

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La Plazoleta in Guatape, colorful spots in Colombia
La Plazoleta in Guatape, colorful spots in Colombia

La Plazoleta has a big colorful square, and a street alongside with a colorful umbrella installation.

Not convinced yet? La Plazoleta is also full of the cutest souvenir shops, and cafes with the most delicious coffee you'll ever have.

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Want to visit Guatape? Here's a bus you can book from Medellin:

Colorful Spots in Colombia #8: Parque Principal, Guatape

The entire town of Guatape is bursting with color, and as far as cities go, this is definitely one of the most colorful spots in Colombia.

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Head over to the main square and you will find each of the restaurants and storefronts painted with different colors. This is also the main area for the tuk tuks, so make sure to hop of one of them that is covered in bright colors and flashy decor!

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How We Capture the Most Colorful Spots in Colombia:

  • We use the Sony 7Riii Mirrorless Camera.
  • We change lenses, using a wide lens for tall buildings, and a zoom lens for compression in places with a lot of buildings (to bring up the background)
  • Our tripod is our best friend.
  • We use a drone for the flower fields (the Mavic Mini Pro 3 because it's super light and high quality).
  • We use a waterproof action camera (Insta 360x) in any places that has water.
  • Shooting early in the morning is the best for avoiding crowds and having ideal lighting.
  • We edit all of our colorful photo with our "Life in Color" Presets, which make colors pop even more in photos.
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Colombia is a beautiful country, and we loved it for all the color it had. Next in line for colorful spots are Puerto Rico and Mexico, which also have some really fun places to check out!

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