For any true lover of art, traveling can be a fantastic way to visit different scenes around the world and enjoy in their beauty. There is a multitude of reasons why individuals take up nomadic lifestyle, but in most cases, Digital Nomads have a strong desire to explore the unknown. With that in mind, it’s not hard to understand why living as a Digital Nomad gives you a perfect opportunity to visit museums and galleries you always wanted to.
Still, we all need a place to start. In this article, we will point out some of the cities everyone should visit at some point in time. Naturally, we all know about Paris, London, or New York, but this time, we will focus our attention on those hidden gems. Without further adieu, let’s jump right to it.
You would hardly expect to see an African city on this list, and yet, here we are. Lagos is not only the biggest city in Nigeria, it’s also a very vivid place with a rich cultural scene. To be fair, this wasn’t always the case, but in the last ten years, the government made a conscious effort in order to make Lagos into an excellent city for people who love the arts. In the year 2007, both Centre for Contemporary Art and African Artists’ Foundation were founded, and along with Omenka Gallery, they turned Lagos into a well-known artist’s landing place.
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ever wanted to visit South America, but had no idea where to start? Sao Paolo is the perfect destination. Although it does not have the rich scenes as some of the European cities, this place is far from boring. Chances are you’ve all heard of Venice, but did you know that Sao Paolo has the second oldest art biennial in the world? Sao Paulo Biennial will leave you in awe and Museu de Arte Moderna will introduce you to the latest contemporary Brazilian artists. In case galleries are your cup of tea, Choque Cultural is a must-see destination. Who knew that Brazil had so much to offer?
When it comes to the business side of things, Singapore is unquestionably one of the premier destinations. Still, besides being a financial center, this city also has an impressive art scene that’s not to be looked down upon. Singapore Art Museum and Institute of Contemporary Arts are perfect places to start and the newly opened National Gallery Singapore is the cherry on top. From a huge number of sculptures to amazing paintings and even Salvador Dali’s Homage to Newtown, Singapore has something for everyone. Only one thing, though. Make sure you bring your wallet along, cause Singapore can burn a hole in your pocket real quick.
Apart from amazing climate, gorgeous beaches, beautiful people and stunning architecture, Barcelona also has another trick up its sleeve. Without a doubt, this place is one of the world’s art capitals. Museu Picasso has the biggest collection of Picasso works you’ll ever see and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya will blow you away with its Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque works. If you prefer the modern arts, there are plenty of contemporary galleries to satisfy all of your needs. At the end of a long day, take a stroll around town, and check out the jaw-dropping Sagrada Familia. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss it.
How can any city possible top what Barcelona has to offer? Well, after you check out Florence, all else pales in comparison. If Renaissance art is something that interests you, this captivating Italian city is the place to be. Being the home of Michelangelo, Florence’s museums hold his finest works, including a world-renown David sculpture. Galleria degli Uffizi holds some of the most famous paintings in the world, such as Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch or Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Naturally, contemporary museums offer a great contrast, and are definitely worth visiting. With all of these things in mind, it’s no wonder why it holds the number 1 spot!