The 10 Best Travel Destinations For Art Lovers

Art lovers are always very precise in their choice of a travel destination. They often choose the music, theatre, museum and high art “mecas”. If you are one of those creative creatures, who finds the enjoyment in art crucial, take a look at the following places on this Earth, which are known as art treasures and choose your next destination.

1. Sienna, Italy

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Siena is the most important city of art in Tuscany after Florence. The city's main period of development was the Middle Ages, when the town expanded in various directions. Siena reached its full splendour in 1300, when most of the civil monuments were constructed, and an attempt was made to build the new Duomo.

2. Budapest, Hungary

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Enjoy Remarkable European Flair! Discover the local art at the Kempinski Gallery and explore the top exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

3. Paris, France

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The illustrious city of romance and style, with its iconic architecture, famous fashion houses and grand museums housing a dazzling array of art pieces. This is by far, one of the best art destinations in the world.

4. Sankt Petersburg, Russia

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St Petersburg is a city for art-lovers. It is filled with the glories of pre-revolutionary architecture and civic art, and has the best art collections in Russia; the Hermitage is one of the world’s largest and most dazzling museums, second only to the Louvre in the number and quality of its masterpieces.

5. Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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It will be a paradise for art lovers since they will find the very best of the Romanesque art in the small villages and also the best Gothic in the city of Burgos and its cathedral, declared Word Heritage by UNESCO.

6. Salzburg, Austria

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Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North or the German Rome; and, of course, music lovers know it as the birthplace of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91).

7. Rome, Italy

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The stunning city of Rome is positively abundant with breathtaking architecture and art, spanning hundreds of years. The Vatican Museums were founded in the 16th century and house a large number of pieces from the Roman Catholic Church. Artists who are displayed in the museums include Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo.

8. Wien, Austria

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The city of Vienna boats a heady mix of Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings creating a perfect base for art enthusiasts. There’s a wealth of museums and art galleries just waiting to be explored including the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum Quartier Wien, the Austrian Gallery and the Museum Moderner Kunst.

9. Prague, Czech Republic

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As the geographical centre of Europe, Prague doesn’t remain behind even at the category of galleries and art exhibitions. The city of a hundred spires (even if in reality the number is much higher) is a very rich cultural centre and it offers tons of options for any range of art lovers.

10. Venice, Italy

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See highlights such as the Accademia Gallery, art-filled churches, noble palaces gracing the Grand Canal, Palladian architecture, and modern and contemporary highlights such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Palazzo Grassi, the Punta della Dogana and the Giardini, one of the main venues for the Venice Biennale.