No matter how unassuming, every street has a story to tell. But some are obviously prettier than others – take the Cherry Blossom-lined streets of Bonn, for example, or the sweet colonials of Manhattan – total Instagram porn if you ask us. Aside from their social appeal, they provide a snapshot of the area’s architectural history and offer an amazing insight into the personality of an entire city. Take a look at our favourite streets around the world, we promise they’re all showstoppers.

Acorn Street, Boston, USA…

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Hidden away in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, this charming cobblestoned alley is one of the most photographed in the USA, and it’s no wonder! It’s only a block long, but its 1820s red-brick charm and stunning architectural features makes it totally alluring.

 

Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom…

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Probably the most famous market street in the world, Portobello Road has long been London’s go-to antique market. Named after the Portobello Farm, go here for colour-crazy houses, wonderful food and a good old-fashioned rummage at the numerous antiques stalls…

 

The narrow streets of Mykonos, Greece…

Everywhere you go in Mykonos you’re confronted by these dreamy whitewashed streets of absolute perfection. Need we say anymore?

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Rue du Petit Champlain, Quebec City, Canada…

 

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Rue du Petit Champlain is a slice of Paris plonked in the middle of 17th-century Quebec. Lined with tons of classy boutiques and delicatessens, you’ll never get bored here – and just look at that cute red door!

La Boca, Buenos Aires…

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The multicoloured homes of Buenos Aires’s La Boca neighborhood always gets us giddy with excitement. When European migrants came all the way from Genoa, Italy and settled here way back when, the streets have been a riot of colour ever since. The originals built the houses with thin corrugated metal sheets and coated them all in leftover colorful paint. When they got bored of a colour, or they ran out of one, they would simply keep reinventing the place and thus a street of patchwork houses was born.

 

Chefchaouen, Morocco…

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Fly to this picture-perfect Moroccan town for the bluest streets in the world. Founded in 1471, Jews who moved to the area brought with them the ancient belief that dyeing the streets different shades of blue would remind people of God’s power.

Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany…

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For only two to three weeks each year, this magical tunnel street is transformed into a pink paradise, which naturally brings devoted Instagrammers in their droves…

Bregagh Road, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland…

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This Northern Ireland stretch of woody paradise is what roads were made for. The birch-lined street was designed way back in the 18th century and is nicknamed the ‘Dark Hedges’. You may recognise it fromGame of Thrones.

The canals of Amsterdam…

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Day or night the canals of Amsterdam are simply fabulous. Lined with countless boats and bicycles, go here for romantic walks, awesome cafes and maybe a museum or two.

Águeda, Portugal…

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This Portuguese city’s award-winning ‘Umbrella Sky Project’ started in 2011 as part of Águeda’s Ágitagueda Art Festival. Why did they do it? Every summer temperatures soar and the streets can get extremely hot, so the town folk decided to keep visitors and locals cool with these really pretty umbrellas. We’re so glad they did!

 

Carrer del Bisbe, Barcelona, Spain…

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Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is without doubt one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Its narrow streets and dreamy historic buildings only add further to the place’s enigmatic charm. We know, you’re booking your tickets already…

 

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