Fairytales always make us swoon. We look at the enchanting and beautiful surroundings, and we often wish we could live somewhere so idyllic and enchanting. You might not be aware, but there are actually a load of great places in the world that look like they’ve come straight out of a fairy story. We don’t know about you, but some of these places… We’d move there tomorrow if we had the chance! Here are five of the most impressive and breathtaking towns that look like fairytale settings.
This picture-perfect town, full of vibrant colors, narrow streets, a stunning river, and an enchanting bridge looks like it could have been plucked straight from something like Beauty and the Beast! We can just imagine all the tales that were told here back in olden times, and it’s definitely like stepping back through the years. Colmar is a charming and beautiful town in France, and every inch the perfect fairytale destination. If you are in love with the quiet corners of the world, it’s time to pay a visit to this hidden gem in northeast France.
This incredible town is built on a gorge and was first established in the 9th Century. An Andalusian paradise, Ronda is still as impressive today as it has ever been, and the exquisite bridge spans the gap between the Old Town and the New Town. Beneath the bridge is the breathtaking El Tajo gorge, which, we’re sure you’ll agree, looks like something out of Game of Thrones, or a medieval fantasy story. The way it lights up below is a big part of what makes it all the more atmospheric and adds to the appeal.
Get a load of this stunning town, painted to match the color of the sky. We don’t think there’s a destination like this anywhere else on Earth. It’s a truly striking image and a place that will stay in your memory for a long time. Unsurprisingly nicknamed The Blue City, Chefchaouen is one of the most fantastical places on Earth. It looks as though it could so easily have been plucked from the pages of a storybook – we absolutely want to live here, look how blue it is!
Wow is the word of the day here. Take a look at this town – it’s got to be one of the most charming and unique in the world. There are so many different fairytale elements included in the makeup of this town, and we love the charming buildings, and sprawling, epic lake. In fact, this is such a stunning place that, rumor has it, the Chinese made an exact replica of the town. This is definitely a place that has that pure fairytale feel about it and really transports us to another world.
Cua Van, Vietnam
What a treat this astonishing floating city is, and it certainly looks like something out of an ancient Eastern fairytale. Situated in Vietnam, this incredible city has over 170 houses all roped together along the Ha Long Bay. It looks like a place you might read about in a high fantasy epic, as opposed to a real-life town you can visit. There are stunning photo opportunities aplenty here, and you definitely get the feeling of being in another universe – perfect!
These are some of the best places in the world for fantasy lovers, as they look like settings from amazing fairytales. If you ever get the opportunity to visit any of these places, make sure you definitely try to get to at least one.