Mosaic Art

Record-Breaking Mosaic Art Around the World

(3 min read) Mosaics are a centuries-old art form, but their popularity hasn’t waned with time. They can be found all over the world, from villas and museums to sidewalks and public spaces. Mosaic artwork is everywhere. 

But have you ever wondered how giant is the world’s largest mosaic? What’s the greatest number of people who’ve worked together on mosaic art? What kinds of materials have mosaic designs been made out of? We decided to search the internet to discover record-breaking mosaic art around the world and where to possibly find them. 


Largest intact ancient mosaic

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Photo by the Museum Hotel Antakya. Image Source: Colossal.


Largest Mosaic Mosaic, Mosaic Design, Roman Mosaic Artwork
Photo by the Museum Hotel Antakya.

Ancient Roman mosaics are often rediscovered as worn and weathered fragments. But in Ankara, Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed a whopping 836 square-meter geometric floor mosaic. Book a trip to the Museum Hotel Antakya if you want to see this grand mosaic design. 


Largest recyclable mosaic 

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Image Source: Khaleej Times.

Mosaic artwork is eco-friendly, but the people of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi took recycling to a whole new level with a 1,015 square-meter design made from recycled materials. Among the items used to make this massive work are plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard collected from the city. The mosaic depicts the transformation of the United Arab Emirates (of which Abu Dhabi is the capital). This piece was unveiled in January 2020 but was recycled afterward.


Largest mosaic egg

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Image by Théo Paul on Flickr (CC BY 2.0). Image Source: Atlas Obscura.

The world’s largest mosaic egg weighs 1,800 kilos and stands at 3.5 meters tall. Created by artist Marja van Woerkom, it took her two years to build the mosaic art. You can see the egg and many other mosaic sculptures in her garden and studio in Hilversum, a city about 35 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 


Largest ceramic mosaic

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Photo by Diggers2004 on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Image Source: Lonely Planet.

The world record for the largest ceramic mosaic goes to a four-kilometer-long artwork in Hanoi, Vietnam. The colorful tile mural lines busy roads, uses locally produced ceramics and depicts different periods in Vietnam’s history. It was completed in 2010, although the mural continues to grow.


Mosaic-making redefined

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Photo by Guinness World Records.


The tradition of mosaic art continues, albeit with a wide array of materials. In recent years, groups and organizations worldwide have attempted to build large-scale mosaic designs with all sorts of household items. We’ve seen montages made of staple wire, stickers, and polo shirts. Mosaic artworks created from beads, plates, origami, envelopes, and bottle caps have also broken records. Unfortunately, many of these mosaics were temporary displays. Still, the effort that went into putting each one together is worth applauding.

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Mosaic Design, Mosaic Artwork, Roman Mosaic Art

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35 Comments

  1. Beth
    June 24, 2022 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    These are absolutely amazing. They really take the artistry of mosaic to the next level.

  2. Ted D.
    June 24, 2022 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    The facts about the mosaic masterpieces around the world are so interesting! I really enjoy learning more about mosaic on the pages of your blog.

  3. Natasha Mairs
    June 25, 2022 at 10:05 am — Reply

    These are great mosaics. I am really loving that large egg shaped one.

  4. Melissa CUshing
    June 25, 2022 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    I would love to learn the art of mosaics 😉 Everything is so beautiful and I would love to do something in my new home 😉

  5. Mana
    June 25, 2022 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    This mosaic art is so beautiful. It really it is a work of art.

  6. Jim
    June 26, 2022 at 6:24 am — Reply

    Gotta love some art. I have always found the world’s largest mosaic egg so fascinating!

  7. Rhian Westbury
    June 26, 2022 at 10:12 am — Reply

    Wow some amazing record breaking art pieces. I can’t believe how big the one in Vietnam is, that must have taken ages to make x

  8. Kari
    June 26, 2022 at 11:08 am — Reply

    These are so cool! The recyclable one is my favorite.

  9. Tammy
    June 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    Wow so many incredible pieces here! The egg is truly amazing..the attention to detail always amazes me.

  10. Maureen
    June 26, 2022 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    These are beautiful mosaic artwork. I particularly loved the one in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Amazing creativity!

  11. Lyosha
    June 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    each is beautiful and unique! I love how important theme is raised through the art with recycling moment and how we see a glimpse of the past through the floors of ancient places (I will never forget mosaics museum in Cyprus). I like a ceramic mosaic of Vietnam so much, the art is incredibly cute and it makes me smile too

  12. Risa Lopez
    June 27, 2022 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    Ancient Roman mosaics look so awesome. I wonder how they made every mosaic look perfect.

  13. Cristina Petrini
    June 27, 2022 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    The mosaics have made history, literally, as well as having told just as many. Great excursus!

  14. Stephanie
    June 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    It’s amazing to see these record-breaking mosaics. I especially like the ancient one, it’s so neat to see the history through artwork.

  15. Melanie E
    June 27, 2022 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    So many great pieces. I am amazed at the recyclable mosaic. That is pretty amazing isn’t it!!! That’s a lot of recycled materials.

  16. Renata Feyen
    June 27, 2022 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    Wow, that egg is most incredible – over twice my length

  17. Marjie Mare
    June 27, 2022 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    These mosaic pieces are simply gorgeous and artful. I love each and everyone of them.

  18. Ramil Hinolan
    June 28, 2022 at 1:56 am — Reply

    Indeed, mosaic art is universal. It can be found anywhere. I love the mosaic with ladies dancing and holding fan. Simple, yet elegant as the sway on the ladies’ hips.

  19. Jupiter
    June 28, 2022 at 4:37 am — Reply

    Wow I had never thought about Mosaics that break records! That recycled Mosaic is really, rally cool.

  20. Samantha Donnelly
    June 28, 2022 at 10:59 am — Reply

    These are mind blowing, the details and dedication on these and how long would it have taken

  21. Rosey
    June 28, 2022 at 11:48 am — Reply

    You always have so much fabulousness on here. This is so good! I love the egg.

  22. Risa Lopez
    June 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    That largest mosaic egg looks so awesome.

  23. rachel
    June 28, 2022 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    Each of these pieces are so incredible.

  24. Sonia Seivwright
    June 29, 2022 at 3:25 am — Reply

    Amazing creativity. I can’t say I like one of them because I love all of them. Wow.

  25. Dave
    June 29, 2022 at 5:54 am — Reply

    Wow, some stunning and jaw-dropping mosaic pieces here. I totally love the mosaic egg which looks humongous! Would love to see it

  26. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 29, 2022 at 6:44 am — Reply

    All of those mosaic artworks look absolutely beautiful and we could see how artistic they were before.

  27. Sabrina C
    June 29, 2022 at 8:12 am — Reply

    This is stunning work, it’s so beautiful to see the history of mosaics. It continues to amaze me at the level of detail in this art form.

  28. Risa Lopez
    June 29, 2022 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    They look fantastic! They are beautiful and unique mosaic artwork! I would love to learn how to do this.

  29. Amber Solis
    June 29, 2022 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    I absolutely love the ancient mosaic. I never thought about mosaics in past time periods. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Clarice
    June 30, 2022 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Wow! This is amazing! Love the one from Masdar City. They definitely took recycling to a whole new level to create something really beautiful.

  31. Luna S
    June 30, 2022 at 3:33 pm — Reply

    The egg mosaic is so cool, and I like that they one is made using recycled materials! All of these are neat to see.

  32. Samantha Donnelly
    July 1, 2022 at 4:46 am — Reply

    Such beautiful pieces of art, the skill that you see is outstanding, there is always something breathtaking about mosaics

  33. Riv Era
    July 1, 2022 at 9:00 am — Reply

    All of these mosaic artworks are stunning! I can totally see why they were record breaking too.

  34. Risa Lopez
    July 1, 2022 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    I was amazed to see the largest mosaic egg! That looks so cool and beautiful.

  35. Laura
    July 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    Wow all of these are so creative and really special pieces, I love the one that is the largest recycled mosaic

    Laura x

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