Exploring World Renowned Art & Culture Destinations

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Right from the time of the origin of ancient civilizations around the world, art and culture have been known to bring people together and ignite creativity. Together these elements transcend all boundaries and help realise the essence of life. If you’re interested in the artistic and cultural marvels that were created by our ancestors, we recommend your venture forth on a curated culture tour around the world. To make sure you can enjoy your explorations without the stress of endless research, we’ve got a list of destinations where you can immerse yourself in the vibrance of human creations.

The elegant architecture of the city coupled with the distinct bohemian atmosphere of Montmartre and, the thriving art related activity in La Mer are only a few of the reasons why Paris was named the ‘Capital of Art’. The entire city exudes artistic charm which are heightened by iconic landmarks like the Louvre Museum. Known to be home to the Mona Lisa, the museum also showcases an extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Paris has always been a haven for artists, poets, and writers alike, which is why its also often called the ‘City of Love’

Characterized by spectacular temples, serene gardens and sophisticated tea houses, Kyoto is a marvel in the making. The art scene is certainly thriving and is brought to live with the traditional geisha performances, tea ceremonies and splendid architecture. The city is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) which will leave you spellbound, owing to the seamless fusion of tradition and innovation. Additionally, the incredible natural landscapes are complimented perfectly by the architecture.

Istanbul embodies a unique blend of different cultures and artistic influences. This is a result of its location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe coupled with its rich history. The Hagia Sophia, once a church, then a mosque and, now a museum, the monument narrates stories of the city, and also showcases the artistic skills possessed by the Ottoman Empire which ruled over turkey and its neighbours for over a century.  We also recommend a visit to Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, besides which the elements of street art, music and incredible cuisine make the city all the more vibrant.

Rome certainly provides a sense of the grandeur of the ancient civilisations that thrived in the region in the ancient times. Distinguished by the awe-inspiring Colosseum, the Vatican Museums and the legendary Sistine Chapel; Rome is a city that lives up to its reputation. The city’s architecture is characterised by fountains and sculptures that showcase the artistic mastery of those who contributed greatly to the Renaissance. Strolling through the streets of Rome is a charming experience that transports you to another era.

Known to be a global melting pot of cultures, New York City has become a incubator for an eclectic mix of art and culture. The diverse range of influences is perfectly represented in the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses an extensive collection spanning thousands of years. Combined with the renowned Broadway theatres, the city also offers you the opportunity to witness world-class performances. We also recommend a visit to SoHo and Chelsea neighbourhoods which are characteristic of new and upcoming art galleries.

Melbourne is well known for its dedication to creativity and as a result, it bears flourishing artistic and cultural dimensions. The National Gallery of Victoria features an impressive collection of international and indigenous artworks and, the street art of Hosier Lane embodies a more contemporary nature which is representative of elements of urban artistry.  The International Arts festival held I Melbourne is also worth mentioning as it celebrates art in all its forms and ensures that Melbourne lives up to its reputation as the country’s cultural capital.

Known for its history, dynamic population and diverse cultural influences, Cape Town is representative of a continuously evolving culture. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa showcases the diversity of contemporary African art and the fact that it is housed in a repurposed grain silo only adds to the appeal. The colourful streets of Bo-Ka are a sight to behold and we also recommend a visit to Cape Town City Hall and the Artscape Theatre Centre, which have had some incredible performances over the years. All of this in addition to its majestic natural beauty makes Cape Town a city well worth visiting.

Traveling to places with a rich cultural heritage helps us to understand ancient civilisations, different cultures and their unique traditions. By being able to witness iconic works of art, marvel at the architectural wonders around the world and experience the magic of live performances we also get to appreciate the intricate interplay between art, history, and society.