6 of the World’s Most Beautiful Flower Carpets
Outside flower embroidered works of art are wonderful, fragrant and short-lived gems.
Stop and enjoy the ambiance at six of the most delightful floral carpets around the world.
- Antigua, Guatemala: Lavish carpets produced using flowers, fruits and vegetables decorate the city’s streets the prior week Easter. These ‘alfombras’ are generally made into religious symbols and recreated daily by volunteers
- Spello, Italy: The medieval town praises the Catholic feast day of Corpus Domini with dynamic floral representations. Local people use dyed and natural flower petals to create contemporary patterns.
- Noto Sicily Italy: Each year in the month of may tourists and locals run to the Baroque town for the Infiorata festival. Local artists make flower wall paintings centered around a theme, which changes every year. Their manifestations decorate the steps of Via Corrado Nicolaci, a major street.
- La Orotava Canary Islands Spain: The town on Tenerife is popular for its beautiful flower carpets. Close to the town hall, streets are covered in religious or floral-patterned ‘alfombras’ producing using flower and salt.
- Brussels Belgium: Belgium’s beautiful Gothic square is gracefully decorated with an amazing 200-foot-long flower carpet on display. Over half a million flowers mainly begonias are used to create an intricate masterpiece. This tradition is being followed every two years since 1971 with a different theme each time.
- Funchal Madeira Portugal: Fascinating blooms like orchids and hibiscus are fashioned into flower carpets for the Spring Flower Festival. The primary attraction of the festival is the delicate carpets that line Avenida Arriaga.