The strangest cities in the world
The walls, doors and even the stairs in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen in Morocco are all painted in different shades of blue. One of the most credible theories is that they were painted by the Jews who lived there, the blue being a sacred color for them. The city whose inhabitants live under the same roof.
There are cities that have become known for their uniqueness. If in Alaska there is a locality where all residents live under the same roof in Longyearbyen, officially, people are not allowed to die. Every city on earth is unique in its own way, but some of them are so exciting that it is hard to believe that it really exists. Bright Side has made the list of the strangest cities on our planet, many of which are even suited as destinations for the next weekend mini-holiday.
The most evil city
Michigan, the United States of America, is considered “Hell on Earth”. The name’s origin is uncertain, but the city‘s inhabitants are happy to support their diabolical image. Tourists are pleased with countless pictures of billboards on which “Welcome to Hell” messages are written, the local souvenir shop offering for sale a meter of hell land for $ 6.66.
An oasis in which you can not die
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, is one of the northernmost settlements in the world and a place where people are not allowed to die. Although there is a cemetery in town, it has not been used in the past 70 years. The reason for this rule is given by the frozen climate, which prevents the decomposition of dead bodies, making them an attraction for wild animals. Very sick people are transported to Norway by airplane.
A city where deaths exceed the number of living
The town of Colma, California, houses 17 cemeteries. The number of deceased persons is higher than those who live with one thousand to one. This is because the authorities decided a while ago to move all the nearby cemeteries in San Francisco, with all the bodies being rebuilt here. The motto of the city: “It’s great to be alive in the Colma!”
The town inside the rock
Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain is built in an enormous basalt rock. There are streets where tourists can see rocks above their heads instead of blue sky. Some of them seem to fall, but they have lasted for centuries.
The City of Aliens
It is said that in 1947, a UFO collapsed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. The only thing that is really true is that it was a matter of great debate. That’s how Roswell became known as the “Alien City.” Here festivals are organized with this theme, even the local McDonald’s being decorated with humanoid images.
The brightest city
The walls, doors and even the stairs in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen in Morocco are all painted in different shades of blue. One of the most credible theories is that they were painted by the Jews who lived there, the blue being a sacred color for them.
The city whose inhabitants live under the same roof
The entire depop from Whittier, Alaska, lives in a 14-storey building belonging to a former military unit. It houses all the city‘s shops, a police station, a hospital and a church. The goal was to save heating because the weather is cold and the wind blows almost all year round. The population of the city is about 220 people.
A city in the cave
Southern Matmata in Tunisia is a city where many of the beriberi residents choose to stay in cave-dwelling homes. Although surface houses were built in the 1970s, many locals prefer to preserve tradition.
The last free oasis in America
Slab City is a Californian city populated mainly by retirees and street people. They live in trailers and improvised barns, without water, electricity or exact addresses. There are also no public utilities, taxes or rents. All this is not a problem for the inhabitants, many of whom find it a comfortable place. Slabbers is known as “The Last Free City of America”.