The world’s finest art gallery destinations

The world’s finest art gallery destinations

Fancy looking upon Van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Standing beside Andy Warhol’s Campbells Soup Cans?

Or seeing The Scream in the flesh?

These gloriously artistic cities offer some of the best in picture gazing around the world and include some of the most famous works we know today!

Paris, France

Paris, France

It’s the one city where you can gaze upon the creations of Da Vinci, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and many, many more.

Paris is the artistic queen of the world – in addition to the usual Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, travellers can also check out the National Museum of Modern Art, the Cluny Museum, the Rodin Museum and the Petit Palais.

London, UK

London, UK

London is a wonderful mix of large and small art galleries. Major highlights, if you’re pressed for time, include the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery next door, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Whitechapel Gallery.

If you’ve got more time, take your pick from the Saatchi Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Somerset House.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you love a bit of the old and new when it comes to art, Amsterdam is your space.

The two classics here include the Rijksmuseum, which showcases a bundle of Rembrandts, and the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see the famed Wheatfield With Crows and the Almond Blossom.

For more modern works, check out the Stedelijk Museum, the Galerie Mokum and Foam Editions.

New York, USA

New York, USA

You’ll need days or possibly even weeks to see all the art on offer in New York, where every form from photography to graffiti to traditional art shines.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)is perhaps one of the key destinations here (and also features Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans), but make sure you also get out to places like the Agora Gallery, the SOHO Gallery for Digital Art and the Gagosian Gallery.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

There’s art everywhere in Sao Paulo, inside museums and outside on the streets. The Sao Paulo Museum of Art is a good place to start exploring and is widely considered to be stand-out in terms of both European and Brazilian art.

Other noteworthy art institutions include Tomie Ohtake and Pinacoteca, while groovy urban art spots include Galeria Logo, Galeria Zipper and Galeria Choque Central.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

You wouldn’t assume Oslo would be an art lover’s paradise, but it is the one destination on the planet where you can see Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream (just head to the Munch Museum).

There’s also the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Astrup Fearnley Museet.

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

All roads lead to Rome and millions of travellers flock here every year to see one of the greatest Renaissance artworks ever created – the Sistine Chapel.

But elsewhere in Rome, there is still much to see art-wise, including the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Borghese Gallery (great if you love Bernini), the Capitoline Museums and the Ara Pacis.

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