If you love art and travel, then appreciating art when you travel is a must and you’ve probably travelled to one or two places specifically to appreciate the art. While appreciating art and culture is something you can do in any place you travel to, there are some places that are known to be excellent destinations specifically for appreciating paintings, installations, holy art, and the like. Here are some of them:
- The Louvre. Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations and one of its biggest attractions is The Louvre museum. It has around 35,000 pieces of artwork dating back from prehistory to the 19th century, including the world-famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. If you want to save on entrance fees, make sure to visit on the first Sunday of the month when entrance is free for everyone.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also loosely referred to as The Met, this art museum in New York is the largest in the United States and it is the second most visited art museums next to The Louvre. With over two million works, you’d definitely need more than one visit to fully appreciate everything that The Met has to offer.
- The Museum of Modern Art. New York may not be a budget travel destination but it offers several art museums, with The MoMA being one of them. It is an excellent destination for those who are into modern art. Its top drawers are paintings from Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, and Henri Rousseau, among others.
- Vatican Museums. Being a fan of Leonardo da Vinci is enough reason to visit the Vatican museums which is a total of 13 museums inside the Vatican City. One of the biggest attractions is da Vinci’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
- British Museum. With around 8 million works, the British Museum in London is among the largest in the world. One of the best reasons to visit the British Museum is its free admission.