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Rarely is anything more elevating and enriching than the finest and most enchanting artistic and architectural wonders. They reflect the noblest side of human nature and unique beauties of a country and its culture. Even if you aren’t an avid art and architecture lover, you cannot stand indifferent before the most mesmerizing products made by a human hand.
As a haven for museum aficionados, Berlin is home to Museumsinsel, a complex of five museums featuring some of the finest artistic pieces, including Greek and Roman antiquities and French and German masterpieces. Berlin is also a city with a rich and powerful history presented in the Holocaust memorial and museum, which is an architectural monument in itself. Another extraordinary example of Berlin’s architecture is the Reichstag with a majestic glass dome, presenting a unique mixture of new and old architectural features.
The city of romance, extraordinary architecture and breathtaking art, Paris will delight any culture lover. Among its most famous attractions is the Louvre, the most popular museum in the world, featuring the masterpieces of legendary artists, such as Da Vinci, Dali, and Monet. The very building is a fine example of French architecture complemented by the modern Louvre Pyramid serving as its entrance. Of course, the famous Eiffel Tower is nothing less than a masterpiece itself charming everyone who stands in front of it.
The city of Florence is also the heart of Renaissance featuring the Uffizi Gallery where you can admire the finest collection of Renaissance masterpieces. The city itself is a beautiful example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. At the Academia, you can admire Michelangelo’s David, Slaves and St Matthew, while at Duomo, you can be awe-inspired by Brunelleschi’s cupola. While Florence is a must for all art connoisseurs, it will spark the love for art among those who have just discovered it.
The unusual and inspiring work of Jason deCaires lies off the coast of Cancun and 30 feet below sea level. A reef of 400 life-size human sculptures entitled Silent Evolution stretches below the sea, presenting a unique artistic piece symbolizing a relationship between nature and humans. Since the sculptures are made from pH-neutral concrete and fiberglass, they are favorable for marine life. Although this artistic experience requires diving skills, it will leave you awe-inspired and impressed.
The Greek history is reflected in some of the most beautiful monuments in Athens, including the Temple of Zeus and Parthenon that have endured the centuries of war and weathering. Unique columnar architecture, impeccably detailed sculptures, and grand temples are fascinating examples of the mystical ancient cultures that create a unique atmosphere of mysticism and solemnity.
As a haven for art aficionado, Melbourne features a diverse artistic and cultural scene ranging from modern street art to elegant galleries and museums. At the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, you can enjoy the artwork of both local and international artists and have an opportunity to admire the very building with a rust-red structure. In Melbourne, you can also visit the National Gallery of Victoria, the oldest museum in Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and see a variety of graffiti art on every corner.
The city of the iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower will enchant you with its various architectural monuments and rich heritage. The art-deco building of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia exhibits some of the finest pieces of modern art of both national and international artists. Even your stay can be art-inspired if you opt for an art hotel in Sydney with a rich history and inspiring architecture. The area of Chippendale has become home to numerous art galleries and design studios, which can be within your reach.
Enrich your memorable journey by visiting some of these destinations and their most majestic artistic and architectural wonders.
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels, she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favorite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest .
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