I love colorful places 🌈 so much! And these umbrella streets bring so much cheer to the world.
Here are some of the coolest colorful umbrella streets around the world and where to find them with exact addresses!
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1. Agueda, Portugal
Agueda is a town in Portugal in the Aveiro district and it is possibly the most cheerful, vibrant towns I’ve visited. There’s street art throughout the town and multiple umbrella displays on many streets as part of The Umbrella Sky Project. It began in 2011 as part of the annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. To learn more about visiting this town and the project, visit my full blog post on this umbrella town in Portugal!
📍Location: The umbrella streets are on many streets in Agueda but the main one is located here:
R. Luís de Camões, 3750-159 Águeda, Portugal
🕒 Opening times: The Portugal Umbrella Sky Project takes place between July to September yearly.
2. Saitama, Japan
The sky is full of green shades of umbrellas giving a look of being in a forest! In fact, the Umbrella Sky Project calls this installation the Forest, Lake, and Umbrella. This umbrella street in Japan can be reached an hour from Tokyo and is located in Metsa Village.
📍Location: 327‐6 Miyazawa, Hanno, Saitama 357-0001
🕒 Opening times: May to August
3. Dublin, Ireland
Ann Street is right in central Dublin but this street is tucked away on a hidden corner you might miss. This umbrella installation is situated next to the bar Zozimus Bar. The colorful corner is one of Dublin’s cutest streets.
📍Location: 34 Anne’s Ln, Dublin, D02 X098, Ireland
🕒 Opening times: Year-round
4. London, UK
This umbrella street in London is located in Camden Market, a food and shopping market located in North London. The colorful vibes here while hanging out in one of the edgy London neighborhoods is something you can’t miss!
📍Location: Camden Town (Location here)
🕒 Opening times: Year-round
5. Paris, France
Le Royal is a boutique-filled passageway with high-end shops like Chanel and more. You will find the quaint corner filled with colorful umbrellas!
📍Location: Village Royal (Location here)
6. Cartagena, Colombia
Cartegena is a color lovers town! There are two umbrella streets here. You can find them in the Getsemaní neighborhood which is full of wonderful street art. Visit the streets of Callejón Angosto and Calle de la Magdalena to see the umbrellas lined throughout the top of the walkways.
7. Bogota, Colombia
When you visit Bogota, you’ll likely go to the La Candelaria neighborhood in the historic downtown center. This neighborhood is known for a lot of street art and is very colorful. The umbrella street in Bogota is located on Carerra 1A in La Candelaria.
📍Location: Carerra 1A, Bogota, Colombia
Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s largest natural bloom garden. It has over 150 million flowers there. There are also colorful passageways with umbrellas adorning the sky. You can buy skip-the-line tickets to enter here. This is an extremely busy place so be prepared.
📍Location: Dubai Miracle Garden (Location here)
9. Istanbul, Turkey
In Istanbul, you can find the umbrella street on Hoca Tahsin street which is a part of the Karakoy neighbourhood. This area is full of vibrant cafes and is home to many artists.
📍Location: Hoca Tahsin Street
10. Thessaloníki, Greece
This interesting landmark in Greece is known as The Umbrellas by Zongopoulos. It is a monument located east of the Alexander the Great statue. The Thermaic Gulf lies in the background making a wonderful photo, especially with the large cloudy sky behind!
📍Location: Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
11. Novigrad, Croatia
Novigrad is located in the Istria region of Croatia halfway between Poreč and Umag. It is often overlooked versus other Istrian towns like Rovinj. There are beautiful beaches and of course you can find the umbrella streets pictured above here too!
12. San Juan, Puerto Rico
The umbrella street in San Juan can be found on Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan. Each year the umbrella street changes colors from all pink to a rainbow of colors so when you visit it may look different. The best way to check what they will look like now is by looking at TripAdvisor here. At the time of writing, they are now butterflies vs umbrellas!
13. Malang, Indonesia
Jodipan is a colorful village in Indonesia with 3 neighborhoods including Kampung Warna Warni and Kamung Tridi where you’ll find these umbrellas. Each house is painted a different color of the rainbow and you will find many umbrellas throughout the place. It is a very artsy experience transformed from a former rundown slum. You can read my full blog post about Jodipan here!
14. Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest also has a beautiful umbrella street. It’s tucked away on a discrete side street called Calea Victoriei.
15. Sighișoara, Romania
Sighișoara is a small cute town in Romania and the umbrella street is located on Octavian Goga Street.
📍Location: Octavian Goga Street, Sighișoara, Romania
I hope you loved learning about the best umbrella streets around the world! If you have favorites you’ve visited let me know in the comments below and I’ll consider adding them to this post.