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7 Artful Travel Destinations For Mosaic Artworks Lovers

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If you’re an art lover, We know how challenging it is to pick a perfect next travel destination. Well, challenge accepted! We handpicked a few marvelous mosaic artworks in different parts of the world which you should definitely include in your must-see bucket list.

 

Spain’s Barcelona: Antoni Gaudí’s Unique Touches

While he might be most recognized for the stunning La Sagrada Familia, one must never miss the opportunity to admire the breathtaking mosaic designs that he crafted in Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain. It might also inspire you for the next mosaic decoration at your house, it definitely inspired some of our own mosaic artworks.

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Park Güell, one of the major works of Gaudí in Barcelona

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Dragon salamandra of Antoni Gaudí in Park Güell

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Italy’s Ravenna: The City of Mosaics

Most people have never heard of the Italian beauty lying between Venice and Florence known as Ravenna or simply put – The city of mosaics. Being a proud possessor of 8 UNESCO world heritage sites, Ravenna is home to many impressive Byzantine mosaic artworks. At the top of the list, there is the early depiction of Christ located in Mausoleum of Galla Placid and the beautiful procession of the 22 Virgins at the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo just to name a few must see.

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Ravenna early depiction of Christ located at the Mausoleum of Galla Placid

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The procession of the 22 Virgins at the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo

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Mosaics in Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna. (Image credit: James Martin)

 

USA’s New York City: Everyday Beauty of Subways

While some might consider it only as a place to wait for the next train, you’re at risk of missing your ride while admiring the mosaics in the New York City subway stations. From the simple and beautiful directional signs to the great contemporary mosaic artworks, there is a lot to take away.

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Iran’s Yazd: Tranquility in Turquoise

Get ready to have an extraordinary experience and get to know the gorgeous arabesque designs and patterns in Iran. The most famous mosaic art is at the Jameh Mosque of Yazd. The impressive mosaic tile art with dominating turquoise color will totally fulfill your trip and introduce you to the wonderful Persian art and culture.

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UK’s London: The Mystery Mosaic Artworks

A city that is known for its royal palace and delicious English tea but also home of wonderful mosaic designs. Make sure to pay a visit to Westminster Cathedral in London to know more about the mystery of unfinished mosaic artworks. When the architect of the cathedral died in 1902, he left his mosaics unfinished with very little guidance on how to complete them. Despite this, you will still be surprised with the quality and richness of tile mosaic designs and wonderful artworks.

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Westminster Cathedral, London

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Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro: Exotic Colors

Who wouldn’t enjoy climbing a mosaic staircase made of colorful tiles? We loved it so much we climbed it twice! When packing up for your trip to bright-colored Rio de Janeiro do not forget to take your camera with you. Brazil has a lot to offer but will surely surprise you with stunning mosaic design masterpieces.

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France’s Chartres: Peaceful Gardens

While the Eiffel tower crosses almost everyone’s mind when talking about France, we are here to introduce you to the wonderful city of Chartres. Chartres, located southwest of Paris, is a charming city that is famed for its massive gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral and the most amazing gardens full of mosaic tiles in delicate mesmerizing colors. More, here you can finally see what a house of mosaic tiles enthusiast look like by stepping into the stunning “La Maison Picassiette” built by Raymond Isidore.

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Maison Picassiette

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We hope we made the process of making travel plans a little bit easier for you. Now it’s your turn to start crossing out the list one by one while sharing with us your thoughts, impressions and awesome mosaic artworks photos

 

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  1. November 29, 2018 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    These works are all so beautiful. I love mosaic art, and I travel whenever I can. It looks like I have some new places to add to my bucket list!

  2. November 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    WOW. your photographs are amazing!! i think my favourites are the ones from barcelona out in public for all to enjoy.

    Joy at http://www.thejoyousliving.com

  3. November 29, 2018 at 11:08 pm — Reply

    Oh wow, I had no idea about Chartres! I wish I had been able to visit during my trip to France. And I just knew Barcelona would be on your list; so gorgeous!

  4. November 30, 2018 at 1:00 am — Reply

    So beautiful! I hope to see them all in person one day!

  5. Alexandra
    November 30, 2018 at 1:14 am — Reply

    So many amazing things to see! 🙂 I hope to visit a couple of next year on my adventures! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  6. November 30, 2018 at 3:15 am — Reply

    They’re all so beautiful! I’m dying to get to Iran, and Uzbekistan is meant to have some amazing mosaic buildings as well. I wish my whole house could be decorated this way! X-D

  7. November 30, 2018 at 8:14 am — Reply

    The stairs in Rio, the City of Mosaics in Italy….. the subways of New York! I love it! I am a little ashamed. I grew up in New York and I didn’t appreciate the subways. Going to and from school wasn’t the best ride, especially during cold, cold winter and hot, hot summer. I wish I could turn back to appreciate the beauty in NY that I didn’t appreciate back then.

  8. Kate
    November 30, 2018 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Wow what a great recap of the best mosaic locations. I love Barcelona’s Gaudi pops around the city. Mosaics make for such cool Instaworthy shots.

  9. November 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    Wow! These are so beautiful. I love mosaic art and would love to visit these places. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

  10. Monidipa Dutta
    November 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    So Freaking beautiful….. Just Awesome…. The place looks so great. Such great captures I must say that and your description is lovely.

  11. November 30, 2018 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    The pictures are amazing!!! All those intricate mosaic designs are just a delight to the eyes. Awesome photography. Thanks for the virtual visit. <3

  12. November 30, 2018 at 4:26 pm — Reply

    What a lovely travel destinations. The pictures are adding up too! Thanks for sharing this.

  13. Shar
    November 30, 2018 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    Wow these are all so beautiful and creative! I love mosaic art and cannot believe the time it would take to make these gorgeous works of art 🙂

  14. November 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    Wow and I thought New York had the best of the best! Clearly I was wrong!

  15. Natasha
    November 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm — Reply

    This is absolutely stunning. It must have taken forever to finish some of these projects. I can’t even imagine.

  16. Kim Seghers
    November 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    Oh wow! Your photos are gorgeous! I wish I could see each one of those mosaics pieces in person! Very beautiful work!!

  17. November 30, 2018 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    Wow! All of these are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  18. November 30, 2018 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    Parc Guell in Barcelona is stunning isn’t it

    • November 30, 2018 at 10:51 pm — Reply

      It is gorgeous! I didn’t wanna leave!

  19. December 1, 2018 at 2:04 am — Reply

    I love the suggestions, I ve been to some of the cities you name here but I only have paid attention to the mosaics on Barcelona! I love Gaudi’s work

  20. Ana
    December 1, 2018 at 2:04 am — Reply

    What a wonderful list of mosaic artworks destinations! I’ve been only to NYC and absolutely loved its street arts and artwork displays!

  21. December 1, 2018 at 2:27 am — Reply

    I’m a huge fan of artwork this places are so stunning and beautiful artwork. Love all of these photos.

  22. Fibi Drese
    December 1, 2018 at 3:26 am — Reply

    These are very nice art! I love the one in the train station. It look very cool

  23. Christa
    December 1, 2018 at 5:43 am — Reply

    I’m 2 for 7. Looks like I have some traveling to do! Chartres looks beautiful!

  24. December 1, 2018 at 7:48 am — Reply

    I am going to visit Spain for the first time in 3 weeks time and spend my Xmas there. So glad to come across this post. My plan has included Barcelona so i cant wait visiting the art mosaic and take plenty of pictures.

    • December 1, 2018 at 5:33 pm — Reply

      If you haven’t been before, you’re gonna love it for sure! Make sure to check out Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia, both designed by Antoni Gaudi, just gorgeous! Have a wonderful time.

  25. December 1, 2018 at 9:46 am — Reply

    I definitely vouch for Barcelona! I absolutely adore gaudi’s architecture ever since I was like 14. I need to visit the rest of these places

  26. December 1, 2018 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    In one word….WOW I have not seen so many stunning mosaic artwork and masterpieces in my life. Italy is my favourite so far.

  27. Lexi
    December 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    Ughh I so do not feel mosaics get the recognition they deserve! Seeing the mosaic of Empress Theodora in Ravenna has been on my bucket list since my first art history class! Great list!

  28. Shar
    December 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    Wow these are seriously all so beautiful! I would love to see all of them in person :). Thanks for sharing!

  29. December 1, 2018 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    I always love seeing the NYC subway mosaics when I visit. I need to go to these other places too!

  30. December 2, 2018 at 12:07 am — Reply

    These are great destinations for any art lover! But the mosaics are pretty spectacular aren’t they?! xo, Suzanne

  31. December 2, 2018 at 2:59 am — Reply

    The details in these are mind-blowing. I can’t even imagine how long these took to create. What dedicated artists!

  32. December 2, 2018 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    These are great examples! I was surprised not to see Portugal in your list, aren’t “azulejos” consider a kind of mosaic?

    • December 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm — Reply

      There is a lot of amazing “mosaic” destinations (Turkey, Russia, Portugal, Greece, etc..) that we kept for part 2 of the article, we were concerned the post would be too long if we were to include all destinations.

  33. December 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    So beautiful! Each is a masterpiece and museum worthy art

  34. Courtney
    December 4, 2018 at 3:47 am — Reply

    Omg so many amazing mosaic designs!!!! I would love to wander a city looking at the designs

  35. December 4, 2018 at 11:55 am — Reply

    These are beautiful! I am lucky enough to be living in Barcelona where I can see these beautiful artwork anytime I want.

  36. Nailil
    December 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm — Reply

    I have to admit that I wasn’t familiar with some of these. I’m not exactly a mosaic love but I’d love to visit some of these destinations.

    Xx, Nailil
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    • December 4, 2018 at 3:47 pm — Reply

      Oh Nailil, we will have to convert you then! Challenge accepted! Park Guell is a great place to start 🙂

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