Are you someone who loves to travel? Well there are many people out there with a similar interest. However, are you someone who loves to travel and appreciates art? If your answer is yes, then this article is just what you have been looking for. Down below are a list of top five destinations to visit if you are an art lover!
One cannot have a list of best artsy destinations around the world without the mention of Paris. Paris and the art work that it has got to offer works as an eye candy for any art lover from around the world. To start with, The Louvre displays around 35,000 objects alone, one of them being the iconic Mona Lisa, a creation of Leonardo da Vinci. Another art museum is the Musee d’Orsay which displays a wide collection of world-famous artists like Van Gogh, Degas, Gauguin and many more. Not only is the art in Paris displayed in museums but can also be spotted on the streets in the form of graffiti and breath-taking street art!
London has some world class art galleries a lot of which are free to visit. The national art gallery alone boasts close to 2,300 works of art. The Victoria and Albert museum does not only limit itself to drawings and paintings but displays sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, fashion etc. However, beware before going there without any planning as there are 150 galleries spread across seven floors. Make sure to visit the National Portrait Gallery to witness the portraits of all those who have been instrumental in shaping Britain.
Rome does not contain its art in one or two museums. It is safe to say that Rome contains art in each of the elements that make up the city. A day in Rome would be too less to do justice to its art. One can start with the Vatican Museum or visit the Borghese Gallery. Once done with the galleries, the breath-taking architecture of Rome is going to make your jaw drop. The Trevi Fountain, the fountains in Piazza Navona, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola are all a must visit. When in Rome do not miss out on the more contemporary museum, the MAXXI. Not only is the museum famous for what it displays but also for the architecture of the building itself.
Tokyo has been most of the times associated to futuristic architecture and technological advancement. However, Tokyo is home to some gorgeous places to please the artist in you. Start with the Nezu museum, which offers a collection of paintings, ceramics, calligraphy etc. To see more of Japanese arts and crafts be sure to visit the 2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan. There are several public art displays in Tokyo. Maman by Louise Bourgeois is a spider like structure that is approximately ten meters in height. Other displayed art includes the ‘Love’, ‘Spiral Sikaku’, ‘Kodomo’ and many more. Tokyo is beyond its wooden houses and countless temples, and it’s art proves it.
Appreciative of art but not a fan of the museums? Well then Berlin is your place! In this city, one can spot street art at every nook and corner. Not only is the street art here a surreal portrayal of the contemporary issues but also very dynamic in nature. One day there is one display on the walls and the next day it has been replaced by something new. The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district has the longest open-air gallery in the world. Apart from the splendid street art all over the city, Berlin is also home to several art galleries. One thing that you cannot miss when in Berlin is the giant Molecule man sculpture erected in the middle of the river Spree. Overall, Berlin has got something to offer to every art enthusiast in all aspects.
Were you aware of these travel destinations for your love for art? let us know what other places around the world should not be missed if one has a keen interest in art!
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