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Top mosaic art destinations to visit this summer

(4 min read) Now that we are finally moving forward with the vaccine and the overall situation is starting to look somewhat better, we can at least think about some of the spots we could visit once the pandemic is over. Once this passed, I am telling you, we will celebrate! If we do it with some high art and travel — all the better.

Nashville Tenesse Mosaic Art Destination
One of our honorable mentions, Nashville, Tennessee, with its stunning mosaic sculptures. Source Discutant.

Mosaic Tile house in Venie. Mosaic Art destination
Another Honorable mention award goes to Venice, Italy, with its glorious Mosaic tile House.

So let’s do some stress reduction on the page and check out some of the best and most fabulous mosaic art destinations in the world.


Barcelona, Spain

Ah, Spain! The gorgeous country that gave us the mastermind that was Antonio Gaudi. The church La Sagrada Familia stands proudly in Barcelona’s Carrer de Mallorca representing one of the most amazing examples of mosaic art in the world. This marvelous masterpiece of architecture crowned with the mosaic adorned spires overlooking the city is a must-see for all of the mosaic art buffs. Barcelona also features the colorful Park Guelli, which was Gaudi’s home for more than two decades. One of its most famous representatives is the mosaic sculpture of El Draco situated at the entrance. You can buy its replica sold at the park and take a piece of Barca home with you.

Gaudi's mosaic reptile, Park Guell. Mosaic Art Destination
Gaudi’s famous mosaic reptile.

Beautiful Mosaic benches at Park Guell. Mosaic Art Destinations
Gorgeous mosaic benches at Park Guell.


London, England

London is the perfect destination for the fans of all sorts of cosmopolitan glee, historical sites aaaaand — mosaic art. From the mysterious unfinished mosaic artworks on the inside of the Westminster Cathedral to the famous Cosmati Pavement, London has earned its recognition as one of the must-see travel destinations in the world. After all, what other place will allow you to admire the mosaic taste of one of the most well-known kings in Europe, Henry the Third himself.

Westminster Chapel Mosaic Piece. Mosaic Art Destination.
One of the mosaic masterpieces at Westminster Chapel.

Beautiful Pavement Mosaic. Mosaic Art Destination.
The gorgeous Cosmati Pavement mosaic.


New York, USA

The Big Apple, The Metropolis of America, and the most urban mosaic travel destination on our list — New York, New York. The city itself needs little introduction, but we could say that the financial capital of the world is also dotted with some of the coolest modern mosaic artwork gems in the world. From the amazing subway artworks done by some of the best modern-day mosaicists in the world to the gorgeous glass mosaic created by the one and only Hildreth Meiere, New York truly is one of the most terrific destinations for mosaic lovers.

Stunning Mosaic Art portrait at the second Avenue Subway Station. Mosaic Art Destination.
Chuck Close’s meticulous self-portrait mosaic decorating the Second Avenue Subway Station.

Hildreth Mosaic Art. Mosaic Art Destination.
Hildreth Meiere’s arch mosaics in the main sanctuary in the Temple of Emanu-El.


Nambucca Heads, Australia

Fish and chips might be England’s classic gourmet treat, but did you know that it is also Australia’s top mosaic art destination? The street art of Nambucca Heads features one of the most stunning mosaic murals you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing. Examples of marine life and rolling waves depicted and adorned in mosaic of azure glass leaves tourists in awe whether they are mosaic buffs or not. This remarkable mosaic artwork was created by Guy Crosley and his team of artists. “Fish and Chips” is simply a 164 ft long 3D mosaic brilliance you must see.

Mosaic Sculptures at Nambucca Heads. Mosaic Art Destination.
Mosaic sculptures outside the police station at Nambucca Heads.

Mosaic Sculptures at Nambucca Heads, Australia. Mosaic Art Destination.
Close up of the marine life mosaic sculptures at the Nambucca Heads.


Madaba, Jordan

The great city of Madaba is the home of the world’s oldest map of the Holy Land…DONE IN MOSAIC. Madaba’s Greek Orthodox church hosts the mosaic floor that survived since the year 560 and it is one of the most amazing and intricate mosaic artworks in the world. Madaba also features the Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, and you can see some of its artistic efforts in the Archeological Park and some other locations in the city.

The Holy Land Mosaic Art. Mosaic Art Destination Jordan.
The Holy Land mosaic.

King's Highway at Mount Nebo in Madaba, Jordan. Mosaic Art Destination at Jordan.
One of the intricate mosaic details on the King’s Highway: Mount Nebo in Madaba.

So there you go! All we have to do now is hope that Covid 19 sleeps with the fishes…or pop his clogs…push up daises…you know, wither and die already. *wink,wink


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44 Comments

  1. Paula Stewart
    April 15, 2021 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    It’s amazing what people can create using broken pieces of tile. I love the level of detail in the subway self-portrait.

  2. Nikki Wayne
    April 16, 2021 at 12:11 am — Reply

    These artworks are so stunning. My favorite would be the mosaic sculptures
    at the Nambucca heads.

  3. Melanie
    April 16, 2021 at 8:41 am — Reply

    Wow those are amazing from all over! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ron Donoho
    April 16, 2021 at 10:34 am — Reply

    I admire the dedication and time these artists put into these works of art.

  5. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    April 16, 2021 at 10:50 am — Reply

    These would all be great to visit in the summer. So many different and great designs, they are all really pretty.

  6. Krysten Quiles
    April 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm — Reply

    SO COOL! I would love the chance to be able to check these out!

  7. Melissa M Sanchez
    April 16, 2021 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    What a wonderful destination. I admire art so much and its always something i explore when I travel.

  8. Laith
    April 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    This post is such an eye opener as I did not know that there were mosaic art destinations which we could visit. The benches at Park Guell as well as the masterpieces at Westminster Chapel looks stunning

  9. Anna
    April 16, 2021 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    Those mosaics are stunning. I instantly thought of Barcelona and walking about some of Gaudi’s work. Even more amazing in person.

  10. S.
    April 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    Truly beautiful and mesmerizing. Would be magical to visit these places one day.

  11. Lavanda Michelle
    April 16, 2021 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    These are all so beautiful. I love Hildreth Meiere’s arch mosaic the most, it’s very bright and also elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Norma
    April 16, 2021 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I would love to visit all of these places to appreciate these beautiful mosaics but they are all so far away. I can’t wait to travel again without having to worry about the pandemic.

  13. CA
    April 17, 2021 at 1:25 am — Reply

    Wow! An around the world trip for mosaics version! Everything on the list are gorgeous!

  14. Nikki Wayne
    April 17, 2021 at 2:33 am — Reply

    The tile house is so amazing. It’s instagrammable.

  15. Rosa
    April 17, 2021 at 2:46 am — Reply

    Great designs. I love mosaic artworks so much.

  16. Sami
    April 17, 2021 at 3:59 am — Reply

    Awesome places! I didn’t know a lot of these places had amazing mosaic works. I have to visit them when I can!

  17. TW
    April 17, 2021 at 8:50 am — Reply

    The mosaic at the chapel is outstanding, I am in awe. When I get the chance to come to England, I’ll visit this chapel.

  18. Sonia Seivwright
    April 17, 2021 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Oh My Goodness, these Artworks are stunning. Lovely pictures to be taken during the summer.

  19. Emily Michelle Fata
    April 17, 2021 at 9:51 am — Reply

    Wow, there are so many gorgeous mosaics around the world! I loved visiting and seeing the ancient ones in Pompeii.

  20. Joyce
    April 17, 2021 at 10:05 am — Reply

    I love mosaic arts! This incredibly breathtaking thanks for sharing the story behind it.

  21. Blanche
    April 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    I would love to visit and see these beautiful designs someday!

  22. Ivan M. Jose
    April 18, 2021 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Those are lovely mosaic arts. I wish I could travel to see those works of art.

  23. Melissa Cushing
    April 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    I am loving all of the beautiful mosaic sculpture pieces especially the ones in Nashville. I have been wanting to go there for a little trip and this looks like the perfect stop on my journey.

  24. Manish Ambaliya
    April 19, 2021 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

  25. Neely Moldovan
    April 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    WOW! So many cool ones! We have a few cool mosaic displays here in Dallas too!

  26. CA
    April 19, 2021 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    I’ve checked your article again today because I wanted to show it to my friend. She loved The Holy Land mosaic!

  27. Stephanie
    April 19, 2021 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    We already have all of our travel planned for this summer, but some of these destinations may make our list next year! I’ve been to a few, including Barcelona and London, but didn’t get to see these works.

  28. Joline
    April 19, 2021 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Another reason to go visit Barcelona! Hope we can start traveling normally soon.

  29. Sally
    April 20, 2021 at 7:57 am — Reply

    These are some amazing pieces of art. Living in Barcelona, I’m lucky to see several pieces every day.

  30. Kalyon Subbarao M
    April 20, 2021 at 9:04 am — Reply

    Those are some beautiful pieces of mosaic arts u have shared ! seriously I would want to travel again after this pandemic ends !

  31. Cris
    April 20, 2021 at 9:59 am — Reply

    I love your collection of photos from different countries. I loved your photos in Spain. 🙂

    I miss traveling. I cannot wait for all of this to be over.

  32. Wren LaPorte
    April 20, 2021 at 11:47 am — Reply

    These are amazing. I would love to see them in person.

  33. Lyosha
    April 20, 2021 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    I wish i could visit any of these this summer. I pray for boarders to be opened

  34. Nina
    April 20, 2021 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    Some of these mosaic arts are really amazing. I was most impressed by the examples from Australia and Italy, but otherwise, each is original in its own way.
    Thank you for introducing them to us.
    Friendly greeting,
    Nina

  35. Moni
    April 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    These artworks are stunning. I would love to visit them!

  36. Clarice
    April 20, 2021 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    Wow! I did not realize there are a lot of mosaic art destinations all over the world. I only saw one in Singapore and I was truly fascinated on how amazing they made it. Hope I can visit London and other places as well.

  37. Catherine Pappas
    April 20, 2021 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    I wasn’t even aware they had mosaic displays like this! What a great activity for the family!

  38. Eloise
    April 20, 2021 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    there’s true beauty when it comes to mosaic art. Love the textured and colorful looks artist come up with!

  39. Sondra
    April 20, 2021 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    Wow these look amazing. Every one of these designs are beautiful!

  40. Heidi
    April 20, 2021 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    Wow, these are all stunning! Especially the one in Spain!

  41. Marysa
    April 20, 2021 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    These are so impressive! I don’t know that I have seen any mosaics on such a large scale.

  42. Garf
    April 21, 2021 at 9:40 am — Reply

    Oh wow. These are so pretty. I would love to visit and see those arts.

  43. Ivan M. Jose
    April 21, 2021 at 10:26 am — Reply

    I love how detailed the designs of the mosaics are, especially the self-portrait.

  44. Anosa Malanga
    April 23, 2021 at 7:51 pm — Reply

    So many good places to visit! I’ll tale note of this so I can add up on my itineraries when I get back to traveling again.

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