Best Places To Admire Art!

Best Places To Admire Art!

Best Places To Admire Art!
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You have seen a lot, read a lot, achieved a lot but if you haven’t travelled in this beautiful planet, then you have missed a lot. Have you ever considered, what is the point of learning about Michelangelo’s David, Raphael’s Stanza della Segnatura or Da Vinci’s Last Supper, if you never see these creation of human genius in your lifetime? Learning about Picasso’s Cubism or Dali’s Surrealism is fine as long as you endeavour to see them and revel in the beauty of art.

So, don’t wait for the right time; don’t wait for money in your pocket or plan it for the next time, cause the greatest art of our human history might not last long forever! Therefore, just gather the will and your desire and select any of the following destinations.

Brunelleshi's dome Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Among the most beautiful cities on the planet, Florence breathes art! Florence is the birthplace and the playing ground of the greatest period of human history –The Renaissance. Subtleness and elegance perfectly sum up a  city which is deeply delved into art and has been the greatest laboratory of human endeavour to usher in a new age, to proceed towards enlightenment and to challenge for the new frontiers in art, architecture, learning, science, literature and philosophy.

Michelangelo’s Statue of David, Florence, Italy.

What and Where:

Michelangelo’s famous statue of David,

Galleria Degli Uffizi, the largest collection of Italian Renaissance art,

Brunelleschi’s Dome, city’s pride.

Night view of Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) in Milan

 Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy’s second largest city mayn’t have the political clout of its arch-rival Rome but it surely has carved a niche when it comes to fashion labels, football, art and economics. Milan survived the historic plunders of Gaul, Roman, Goth, Lombard, and Frank in the yesteryears. Milan survived the reign of France, Spain and Austria and it surely survived the earth shattering World Wars. Some of the greatest Renaissance works are in Milan including the famous Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. 

The Last Supper painting

What and where:

‘Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci’, perhaps the greatest art work of mankind, present in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.

Don’t miss the stunning Duome of Milan famous for its impressive façade and spires.

capitoline meuseum,rome,italy

 Rome, Italy

The Eternal City of Italy has been the centre of the civilization since the Roman Empire and still continues to charm people with its rich collection of art. The Vatican City is a treasure trove of Renaissance era art alongwith Rome’s famous Borghese Gallery or the Capitoline Museum. Rome’s ancient architecture of Colosseum and Pantheon stands testimony of a great civilization and its streets picked up the best of Renaissance era with beautiful fountains and statues.

Vatican Museum
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 What and where: 

Vatican Museum: It houses greatest collection of renaissance art. Look out for Leonardo da Vinci, St. Jerome in Wilderness, Raphael’s Stanze della Segnatura and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Do visit the Capitoline Museum to marvel at the rich collection of Roman and Renaissance era sculptures.

Beautiful garden in Versailles Palace,Paris ,France

 Paris, France

The French capital is renowned for its elegance, sophistication, culture and art. The famous portrait of Mona Lisa still pulls a long line of admirers to the Louvre Museum while Musée d'Orsay contains a collection featuring Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. The modernist architecture of Centre Pompidou houses the latest work of contemporary artist in a classical setting. However, art is not just limited to the museums of Paris, you can also check out the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral plus the added charm of Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées.

Mona Lisa au Louvre
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What and where:

Admire the magnificent art collection in Louvre Museum including the famous smile of Mona Lisa, statue of Venus de Milo and many more.

Do take a tour of Versailles to admire the captivating charm of the Versailles Palace and the famous water lilies and pond of Claude Monet’s home in Giverny.

Westminister Big Ben, london, england

 London, England

London, the capital of United Kingdom, has been at the forefront of politics, economics, culture and dominated the world affairs since the beginning of the Industrial Age and was the centre of the empire across the entire earth which gave birth to a famous saying – “The sun never sets in the British Empire”. London enjoyed glorious days and gathered the best art from all over the world during the Victorian Age and heralded a new period of British architecture, art and culture.

The Raising of Lazarus painting at national gallery
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What and where:

National Gallery houses a rich collection of art which includes Titian’s Diana and Callisto, Venus at her Mirror by Diego Velázquez and The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastiano del Piombo.

Check out the Tate Modern for contemporary art and admire the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Buckingham Palace.

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
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 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch Golden Age during the 17th century is still fondly remembered for its amazing tradition of art. Amsterdam benefited the most during this age and is fondly known as the ‘Venice of the North’. The city’s beautiful canals, ornate bridges, beautiful parks, merchant houses and world class museums are a treat. Amsterdam has been the playground of renowned painters like Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian and the list goes on…

The letters "Amsterdam" in front of the rijksmuseum in Amsterdam the Netherlands

What and where:

Rijksmuseum houses the largest collection of Dutch art of Golden Age to Renaissance Era. The museum houses the works of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Frans Hals, Jan Asselijn and Johannes Vermeer.

Art lovers must visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum.

MuseoThyssen-Bornemisza Madrid
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 Madrid, Spain

Madrid, the Spanish capital exudes charm and elegance of Iberian Peninsula. Madrid suffered intense bombing by German air force during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 but somehow managed to save its rich art collection. Admire the works of Spanish masters and learn about the Spanish Golden Age in the world class museums of the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Reina Sofia Museum
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What and where:

Reina Sofia Museum houses the works of famous painter Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Apart from Picasso and Dali, you can also admire the works of Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Julio González, Eduardo Chillida and many more.

Visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo del Prado to get a complete feel of Spanish art.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain

 Barcelona, Spain

Madrid’s rival Barcelona is not far behind its arch rivals in terms of art. The Catalan capital is renowned for its typical European feel with a tinge of innovation and creativity. The famous La Sagrada Familia is still a work in progress and the city is dotted with famous architect Antoni Gaudi’s landmarks like the Parc Güell, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gràcia and many more.

Famous Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

What and where:

Visit the famous La Sagrada Familia, a cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi. The design incorporates elements of Noucentisme, Spanish Gothic architecture, Modernisme and Art Nouveau elements and is scheduled to be completed in 2026.

Kunsthistorisches Museum, vienna, austria

Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital Vienna breathes art, music and culture; all thanks to the glorious Habsburg Monarchy and the once mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire. Vienna is filled with imperial palaces, opera houses, art galleries, churches, classical music institutions and museums. It has been the playground of world renowned musicians like Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Johann Strauss (both father and son), Liszt, Brahms, and Bruckner.

Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss at Kunsthistorisches Museum

What and where:

Kunsthistorisches Museum for its amazing collection of art and history. Belvedere for Gustav Klimt's legendary painting "The Kiss".

Visit the Museum of Modern Art for the works of Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Yoko Ono, Günter Brus and Gerhard Richter.

Rezzonico ,Venice, italy
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 Venice, Italy

A city built entirely on water, Venice is an example of the might of human engineering. Creating an entire city with complex architecture, palaces, public squares and buildings on wooden stilts surrounded by a lagoon and on a network of canals and ornate bridges. The city once dominated the international spice trade in its heydays and served as the birth place of orientalism.

Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark2 (Venice, Italy)

What and where:

Visit the Basilica of Saint Mark and the Palazzo Ducale for its ornate architecture filled with baroque elements.

Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia and Ca’Rezzonica Museo del Settececento for its amazing collection of art.