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Top Five…Cities for Art Lovers
Top Five…Cities for Art Lovers

Some cities are known for their towering, dreamy architectural wonders; some for their historical prominence; while others are of note because of their economic influence. There are some, however, that are known for their inherent artistic merits – home to world-leading artists or the sites where famous artistic movements were started.

For the art lover, these cities are meccas of technical and creative skill – perfect places to explore and admire.

Istanbul, Turkey
A meeting point between East and West, Istanbul has been a cultural melting point for millennia, recognised not just in Turkey but across the globe, and this wonderful mix of peoples and ideas has allowed Turkey's most populous city to blossom into a hub of all things artistic.

Visitors staying at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski can take advantage of the location's many globally-acclaimed art fairs, not-for-profit collections and private galleries, found across the length and breadth of the city.

Florence, Italy
According to UNESCO, around 30% of the world's most laudable and timeless artworks can be viewed in Florence, making it an absolute must-visit for any art enthusiast - especially those wanting to see works by the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, Masaccio and Botticelli.

Venice, Italy
Staying at the exquisite San Clemente Palace Kempinski, visitors to Venice are blessed when it comes to artistic appreciation. For centuries, Venice's economic and cultural power attracted the continent's best artistic talent, resulting in the amazing works and beautiful architectures that can be seen across the city today.

The contemporary art scene of the city is similarly excellent, of course – visit the Penny Guggenheim Collection, the Punta della Dogana, and the Venice Biennale, a monumental arts festival that has been enthralling visitors since 1895.

Vienna, Austria
A definitive hotspot for lovers of Baroque, Secession and contemporary art, Vienna's grand streets are home to many museums and galleries where visitors can indulge their aesthetic side.

Accommodation such as the majestic Palais Hansen Kempinski are matched by the palaces of the Belvedere, the Albertina Graphic Art Collection, the House of Music and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Berlin, Germany
A bubbling pot of all things creative, Berlin is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a cultural vacation. Photographic exhibitions can be seen at C/O Berlin, the Berlinische Galerie is a hub of all things contemporary, and classic pieces from artistic talents such as Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg can be viewed at the Hamburger Bahnhof. Visitors wanting to explore this artistic wonderland can stay at the luxurious climes of the Kempinski Hotel Bristol or the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, enjoying a part-relaxing, part-enlightening stay.

If appreciating art is one of your favourite pastimes, the above destinations are the best the world has to offer, giving guests a wonderful and interesting time away. For more information on the artistic destinations available to you during your next holiday, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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