TOP 10 BEST ART DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

TOP 10 BEST ART DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

There is always a dilemma when choosing the best art destinations around the world that matches your taste, budget, age, or interest. If you want to delve into the country’s culture and history, then visiting the museums or art galleries and exploring the city’s public sculptures or street art can be your possible option. Whether you prefer the classic, modern, contemporary, renaissance arts or fine arts, you can always combine your traveling to nature destinations with art destinations. And, in the end, you won’t regret the combination. Instead, chances are always there for you to be inspired.

Here is the list of best art destinations where you can head to or combine your trip with while visiting those countries. Visitors can’t stop themselves from admiring the creativity seen in the artworks.


 

1. France

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Louvre Museum

From stunning medieval architecture to its Renaissance chateaux, from artistic Romanticism to Impressionism, France has a rich history of art and culture. Paris, the city of light, is a great art destination in the world that every traveler must visit.

  • Paris
    The Louvre Museum: famous for ‘Mona Lisa’
    Galerie Daniel Templon: contemporary art gallery
    The Musée d’Orsay: a national museum of fine and applied arts from 1848 to 1914
    Modus Art Gallery: a collection of modern and contemporary art
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit France, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

2. Italy

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Uffizi Gallery

Being the center of history, culture, and art, Italy offers the most stunning art masterpieces from Roman art, Renaissance art to modern art. Myriads number of artistic monuments, art galleries, museums, etc. represents Italy as the most ideal art destination in the world.

  • Florence (for renaissance art)
    Uffizi Gallery: famous for ‘Birth of Venus’, ‘Madonna of the Goldfinch’
    The Galleria dell’Accademia: famous for ‘David sculpture’
    Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina: cultural center exhibiting contemporary art
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Rome
    Vatican Museums: famous for the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps and many more
    Borghese Gallery: famous for sculptures, mosaics, frescoes, and paintings. The most notable one is the sculpture of Daphne and Apollo
    The Trevi Fountain: the largest Baroque fountain in the city
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Venice
    Doge’s Palace: the most famous building in Venice
    The Museo Correr: the civic museum
    Ca’ Rezzonico: 18th-century Venetian baroque palace on the Grand Canal with rococo architecture
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Milan
    Santa Maria delle Grazie: stunning architectural complex with the mural of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Italy, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

3. Spain

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Sagrada Familia

Because of the famous and influential Spanish artists such as Pablo Picasso, Antoni Gaudí, Goya, and Velázquez, there is no doubt that Spain is home to some of the most artistic cities in the world.

  • Madrid
    Museo Reina Sofia: famous for Pablo Picasso’s “La Guernica”,
    Museo del Prado: famous for “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, “Las Meninas”
    La Fuente De Cibeles: iconic Cibeles fountain and monument
    Puerta de Alcalá: a Neo-classical monument
    Palacio de Cristal: a glass palace
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Barcelona
    The Museu Picasso: holds a great collection of artworks by Pablo Picasso
    The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya: the national museum of Catalan art showcasing Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque works
    Artevistas: contemporary art gallery
    Sagrada Familia: a giant Basilica in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Bilbao
    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: a museum of modern and contemporary art
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Spain, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

4. USA

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The USA is home to myriads of museums, art galleries and monumental architecture that can soak you completely with mind-boggling experiences. You can get a glimpse of the USA’s rich history and art in many of the artistic cities.

  • New York State
    Metropolitan Museum of Art: the largest art museum in the United States
    Museum of Modern Art: an art museum with the largest collection of modern art
    The Guggenheim Museum: an art museum showcasing modern and contemporary art
    Storm King Art Center: an open-air museum that holds the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures
  • Chicago
    Millennium Park: famous for “Crown Fountain”
    The Museum of Contemporary Art
    The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Washington DC
    National Gallery of Art: featured with finest paintings and sculptures
  • San Francisco
    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: known for the collection of modern and contemporary art
    The de Young Memorial Museum: a fine art museum
    Mission District: known for vibrant murals
  • New Mexico
    ⇒Georgia O’Keeffe Museum:
    ⇒The Museum of International Folk Art:
  • Miami
    Wynwood Arts District: known for murals, street art and graffiti
    The Pérez Art Museum: known for modern and contemporary art

If you are planning to visit the USA, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

5. Germany

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Old National Gallery

Germany is home to not only the Romanesque and Gothic architecture but also the most spectacular Baroque and Rococo churches and palaces. Germany has plenty of art galleries and museums that are worth visiting.

  • Berlin
    The Alte Nationalgalerie: an art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork
    The Gemäldegalerie: an art museum that holds the largest collection of European paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries.
    ⇒The Neue Nationalgalerie: a museum of modern and contemporary art
    The East Side Gallery: a 1.3 km section of the Berlin Wall displaying hundreds of painted murals
    Molecule Man sculpture: a monumental aluminum sculpture
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Germany, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

6. UK

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National Gallery

London is home to more than 1,000 galleries.

  • London
    National Gallery: famous for the artworks like “Sunflowers” and “The Hay Wain”
    Tate Modern: popular for international modern art
    Tate Britain: the largest collection of British art in the world
    Victoria and Albert Museum:
    National Portrait Gallery:
    Saatchi Gallery
    Shoreditch: known for street art
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Edinburgh
    ⇒The Scottish National Gallery:
    ⇒The Scottish National Portrait Gallery:
    The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art:
    ⇒The Fruitmarket Gallery:
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit the UK, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

7. Mexico

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Palace of Fine Arts
  • Mexico City
    National Museum of Anthropology: the largest collection of pre-Columbian artifacts 
    ⇒Palacio Nacional
    ⇒La Casa Azul
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Mexico, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

8. Japan

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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Kyoto is also known as “City of Ten thousand Shrines”.

  • Tokyo
    The Mori Art Museum
    National Art Center
    SCAI The Bathhouse
    ⇒…..and many more.
  • Kyoto
    Fushimi Inari Shrine: famous for its thousands of vermilion gates
    The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-Ji): a Zen Buddhist temple
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Japan, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

9. Australia

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Opera House
  • Melbourne
    The National Gallery of Victoria
    The Australian Center for Contemporary Art
    ⇒ Simon Perry’s Public Purse and Deborah Halpern’s Angel sculpture
    ⇒…..and many more.

If you are planning to visit Australia, check out these carefully curated lists and itineraries ideas.


 

10. Netherlands

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Rijksmuseum
  • Amsterdam
    Rijksmuseum: a Dutch national museum showcasing 8,000 items
    Van Gogh Museum:
    ⇒Museums of the Canals:
    ⇒Van Loon Museum:
    ⇒Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam:

    ⇒…..and many more.

Which countries will you pick as the best art destinations in the world? Let me know in the comment section below.

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