If visiting art galleries and purchasing art are among your favorite travel activities, simply continue reading to discover 5 artsy travel destinations which are well worth visiting.
5 Artsy travel destinations to visit this year:
1. Barcelona, Spain
If you’re a fan of cubist art or abstract art and would love to see some of Pablo Picasso’s artwork in person, it’s well planning a trip to Barcelona, as it is home to the Picasso Museum Barcelona. Where you’ll be able to browse the museum’s permanent collection which boasts 4,251 pieces as well as the museum’s temporary exhibits.
Whilst in Barcelona, it’s also worth visiting Park Guell, which was designed by the prominent architect Antonio Gaudi and features colorful mosaic buildings and seating. When you enter the Park Guell, make sure to spot the gatehouses which Gaudi based off the witch’s house in the much-loved children’s fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
2. Prague, the Czech Republic
If you’d love to be able to pick up a unique piece of art on your travels, your first stop in Prague should be the Charles Bridge, a picturesque historic bridge which hosts a daily market, where you’ll find dozens of artists at work creating one of a kind pieces of art. If you’re interested, you’ll even be able to purchase a painting of the Charles Bridge itself!
Whilst you’re in Prague, it’s also worth visiting Prague’s top-rated art museum the Museum Kampa, which specializes in showcasing art from talented central European artists.
3. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Netherlands is known for producing a few of the world’s most famous artists, three examples of which include Vincent Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and Rembrandt. So it’s well worth visiting the Netherland’s capital city if you’re interested in viewing original pieces from Dutch artists such as Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
If you’re keen on learning about the Netherland’s most famous artists it’s well worth visiting the Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum.
4. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is known for its striking street art, so if you’re a fan of non-conventional forms of art, it’s well worth taking a stroll through Berlin’s city streets! If you’re interested in viewing street art whilst learning about Berlin’s chequered past, it’s well worth taking an escorted tour of the remains of the Berlin Wall, which once separated East Berlin and West Berlin and is now covered in creative street art.
Berlin is also home to a multitude of art museums and galleries. Two examples of which are the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlinische Galerie, which is housed in a converted warehouse.
While you may be surprised to see Tahiti feature on a list of artsy travel destinations, most of the revered artist Paul Gaugin’s paintings were painted in Tahiti and depict Tahitian natives and beaches. So if you’d like to see the inspiration behind Paul Gaugin’s paintings, which hang in some of Europe’s most prestigious art museums, it’s definitely well worth visiting Tahiti.
So if you’re compiling a list of artsy travel destinations which you’d like to tick off your bucket list, it’s well worth adding all five of the destinations which are featured above, to your list.