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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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