What is your ideal vacation destination with your loved one? Cancun, Maldives, Bali, or Disneyland? For art-loving couples, your answer may be different from the majority. Not only romantic and fun, the ideal destination should also be artistic and culturally rich.
To give you some ideas, we have gathered our 6 favourite vacation destinations for art-loving couples. We also included the famous art museums and galleries at each location! Finding romance and culture at the same place, your experience will be unforgettable.
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With over 1,000 art galleries, and 150 museums, Paris oozes with romance and is the dream destination for art lovers. The Louvre is one of the largest, oldest, and perhaps the most famous art museums, which houses over 35,000 pieces of work – including the most famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. Understandably, many couples have also chosen this setting to have their wedding photos taken!
Among Paris’ other art museums, impressionist fans will love Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, which houses Claude Monet’s masterpieces. Contemporary art by masters such as Matisse and Picasso can also be found at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
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Don’t forget the amazing night view of the Eiffel Tower! After a day of museum-visiting, this is a perfect place to enjoy your honeymoon.
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Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, which nurtures many famous painters like Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Carel Fabritius. To top it off, the city has an elegant cityscape of 165 waterways and 1280 bridges. Imagine sitting together in a boat, with the glittering city lights passing by – can you think of anything more romantic?
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The Van Gogh Museum is undoubtedly a must-see for art lovers. An entire museum dedicated to Van Gogh – it holds the world’s largest Vincent van Gogh collection which includes Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, and Self Portrait with Straw Hat. The front of the museum is even decorated with sunflowers, which shows respect to Van Gogh and enhances the artistic atmosphere even more!
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We love that the Van Gogh Museum even created this Insta-worthy Sunflower Maze!
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New York’s art scene is arguably the biggest in North America. Contemporary art lovers would be drawn in to the endless options of museums, including world-famous MoMA. Local operators like New York Gallery Tours will also take you to the most fascinating galleries in Chelsea, SoHo, Tribeca and the Lower East Side.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most iconic art museum in New York, which contains more than 2 million pieces of precious historical art including works by European masters such as Vermeer, Monet and Rembrandt. This is a must-visit for art-loving couples!
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Together with your loved one, it will be easy to find yourself immersed in the thriving artistic culture of New York City.
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Home of many famous artists such as Picasso and Dali, sunny Spain is a heavenly place for art-loving couples! Museo Picasso houses one of the largest collections of Picasso in the world. Top tourism attractions also include the remarkable buildings created by architectural artist Antoni Gaudi, which decorated the entire city with beautiful, romantic palaces.
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The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), which houses a great amount of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic works, is another must-visit museum in Barcelona. We love how the architecture of the museum itself looks like a piece of art!
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Florence is the best vacation destination for couples who love Renaissance art! Home to the iconic David sculpture and other pieces of Michelangelo’s famous work, Galleria dell’Accademia should be at the top of your travel checklist. This romantic city is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and rivers, as well as plenty of renaissance styled architecture.
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Don’t forget to save a day for the Uffizi Gallery, which hosts masterpieces by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. It is the home of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch.
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London is the home of some of the world’s best museums (many of which are free) as well as over 200 galleries, and their art collections range from modern to traditional. The Tate Modern houses paintings by famous contemporary artists such as Lichtenstein. In addition, the British Museum hosts world masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Rosetta Stone.
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Tate Britain is another iconic museum that houses the largest collection of British Art in the world! After you finish a lovely day at the museum, don’t forget to enjoy London’s romantic night view!
For art-loving couple, it doesn’t get more romantic than walking hand-in-hand through world’s greatest museums while admiring the breath-taking artworks. From Amsterdam, to Paris, to Florence, we hope you can find culture, art and romance all in the same place with your loved one!
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