Art & Travel

Artmag writers travel the world to create handy guides to the best galleries and museums in all the top cities and regions – for art-lovers who love to travel.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Best of Barca

The capital of Catalonia is a great art destination.

Canaletto, The Grand Canal from Ca’ Balbi towards Rialto, 1720-23, (Ca’ Rezzonico)

The Grand Tour

Art museums from every genre and era border Venice’s Grand Canal.

Francis Bacon’s studio in the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Photo: Perry Ogden Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS

Works in progress

From the 9th century Book of Kells to a Turner prize-winner*, art in Dublin continues to impress.

Work by the British abstract painter Sandra Blow (1925-2006)

Be an Artful Lodger

After a day of gallery-hopping, you can continue your art experience at some of London’s top residences.

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson showed a representation of the sun in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in his 2003-04 exhibition The Weather Project. Photo- Tate Photography © Olafur Eliasson

Bright Future

Exhibitions dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi, the Impressionists, J.M.W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman and others put a shine on the London gallery scene.

The E.G. Bührle Collection in the Kunsthaus

Swiss Delight

For an art-filled city break, you can bank on Zurich.

Paul Cezanne, ‘The Saint Victoire mountain with large pine’, 1886-87 (The Phillips Collection, Washington DC)

Cezanne Country

Home to the artist Picasso called “the father of us all”, Aix-en-Province is a Provencal favourite of art-lovers.

The Boy is Back in Town

Bonn lost its most famous son to the allure of Vienna. Now Bonn is taking him back. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born in Bonn

Sculpture Garden, Museum Pau Casals, El Vendrell

A Genius Idea

The unique artistry of Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Casals took inspiration from the landscape far south of Barcelona, inspiring art and gastronomic adventures in Catalonia’s ‘Landscape of Geniuses’.

OMG! Van Eyck Was Here

The Belgian city of Gent has begun a year-long celebration of the Flemish Old Master. Showing at the Fine Arts Museum Gent (known by the

Altared images

The Belgian city of Gent is celebrating the restoration of the most famous artwork by one of the greatest Flemish Masters. The Fine Arts Museum

Made in Marseille

This sweeping view shows MUCEM in the foreground with its footbridge to Fort St Jean, while the harbour entrance behind is overlooked by the Notre-Dame

A Platform for a New Art Decade

With a prosperous and cultured air, the town of Lausanne on the Swiss shores of Lake Geneva is looking to its railway heritage to carry its art and cultural offer forward into the next decade.

Art in Arles

From Greek trading post to Roman colony to early Christian metropolis to rich agricultural centre from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the capital

Rembrandt’s Early Years

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century was a period of great wealth for Holland, then

A Passion For Oberammergau

Rarely can such a small town (population around 5,500) have captured the world’s attention like Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, where every ten years an

“The World’s Stage”

“Welcome to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.” The flight attendant’s announcement left no doubt as to whose town this was, as the aircraft touched

Van Gogh Comes Home

Towns across the southern Dutch province of Brabant, where Vincent Van Gogh was born, have joined forces in a new programme entitled Van Gogh Brabant

Bavarian Rhapsody

ORIENTATION Germany’s third largest after Berlin and Hamburg, Munich has been voted the one most Germans would prefer to live in. An extensive, Italian-influenced building

Elbphilharmonie

Head to Hamburg

With its Art Mile linking some of Germany’s top art galleries and the spectacular new HafenCity, Hamburg is emerging as a great cultural city break

J M W Turner, 'The Blue Rigi, Sunrise', 1842. (Watercolour) Collection: The Tate

Mountain Man

A landmark exhibition in Lucerne shows how J M W Turner immortalised the Alpine landscape.

Madrid’s Magic Mile

Madrid boasts an art walk par excellence in the Paseo del Arte, which links three world class art museums barely ten minutes from one another