Soaking up some of the world’s best public art is an unusual way to explore a place. It might give you a fresh perspective on a city and it will certainly provide some good kodak moments. If you’re keen to add a little culture to your trip, check out some of these…
East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany: The longest extant stretch of the Berlin wall has been covered with more than 100 murals and graffitti, a powerful reminder of the former regime of iron. Last November saw the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall and a fantastic renovation of the gallery in honour of the occasion, so now is a great time to visit.
Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain: The country’s beloved architect Antoni Gaudi was the visionary behind this park, full of colourful sculptures, columns, passages and grottoes. It’s a perfect place to while away a sunny afternoon.
Mission District Murals, San Francisco, USA: These poignant pieces of art are built upon the Mexican mural movement of the 1920s, taking a community them; they adorn the walls of dozens of buildings in the Latino mission district.
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA: These famous gigantic carvings of four presidents have infiltrated so many aspects of US popular culture. They’re quite a sight in real life; one for the list of anyone on a road trip in the region.
Henry Moore Sculptures, London, UK: Dotted around the parks of London from Hyde Park to Battersea Park for all to contemplate are Moore’s iconic and abstract sculptures. London’s beautiful and expansive green spaces are one of the cities most underrated attractions; these sculptures provide the icing on the cake for any art fans.