Do you swoon at the idea of seeing the Mona Lisa in person? Is the travel bug making you itch? It may be time to book a vacation to an art destination.
Nearly every major city in the world has amazing artwork to see.
But, there are some key cities that every art-lover should experience. These art destinations offer a look into history and culture as well as art.
If you’re ready to plan your art-centric getaway, keep reading. Here are the top four destinations for art.
1. Florence, Italy
The city of Florence is a piece of art in itself. Simply walking the streets and sitting in piazzas will inspire creativity.
Known for art from the Renaissance era, Florence has some world-renowned artworks. They include:
- David by Michelangelo
- Birth of Venus by Botticelli
- Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael
You can see these works at the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Galleria degli Uffizi. For more contemporary art, check out Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina.
2. Paris, France
This destination should come as no surprise to any art enthusiasts. Paris is world-renowned for its museums and galleries, new and old.
Of course, the most popular is The Louvre. Here you can see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Saint John the Baptist.
Besides the thousands of museums, Paris has amazing architecture and history. Take a walking tour of the city to immerse yourself in the land of artists.
3. New York, USA
You won’t run out of things to do when visiting New York. Between seeing the Statue of Liberty and Coney Island, make sure you stop by MoMa.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has some of the most well-known masterpieces in the world. Expect to see The Starry Night, The Persistence of Memory, and many more.
The Guggenheim Museum is also well worth a day pass. Here you’ll see Mountains at Saint-Remy and Red Lily Pads.
Other American Cities for Art Lovers
New York isn’t the only art destination in the USA. If you’re in Florida, check out The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. If you’re in Philly, check out the Philidelphia Museum of Art.
One city you might not expect to see on this list is Baltimore. It has the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as the American Visionary Art Museum. Not to mention an epic escape room to visit when you’re done in the galleries.
4. London, United Kingdom
London has both big-name museums and hundreds of independent galleries. No matter your art style preference, there’s a gallery for you.
At the National Gallery, you can see Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. For modern art, check out the Tate Museum. For contemporary pieces, see the Saatchi Gallery.
And, if you’re a fan of legendary street art, make a stop in Shoreditch. You can also find interesting street art in Bristol.
Interested in Visiting One of These Art Destinations?
There are art destinations all over the world. Although the locations on this list are legendary, they’re not the only ones.
Anyone with a passion for art will appreciate the works in these art destinations. Remember to explore the city outside the gallery, too!
For more ways to experience art as you travel, check out the Art & Fashion section of the blog.