Top 5 Lesser Known Cultural Destinations
Moscow is Russia’s capital and the largest city in Europe. For this reason alone it is one of Europe’s biggest cultural centres.
Moscow is home to the internationally acclaimed Tretyakov Gallery, founded by Pavel Tretyakov. The Gallery is split into two sections – the Old Gallery, which houses the works of the classic Russian tradition and the New Gallery, which contains the works of Soviet artists.
Moscow is also home to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The Museum’s halls are a cross-section of artifacts from world civilisations.
The State Historical Museum documents Russian history with exhibitions ranging from ancient relics to priceless artworks acquired by the Romanov dynasty.
Moscow is the epicentre of Russian performing arts, boasting 93 theatres, 132 cinemas and 24 concert-halls. Among Moscow’s many theatres is the famous Bolshoi Theatre.
2. Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City is one of the most vibrant cultural centres in the world. Due to its colourful history Mexico City is a city rich in artistic expression.
Mexico City is the birthplace of the muralism movement. Many works of muralists like: José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera are displayed in buildings throughout the city. Renowned artist Frida Kahlo’s house is now a museum.
Mexico City is home to many contemporary art museums, which is ideal for luxury tours. The Museo de Arte Moderno is a repository of Mexican artists from the 20th century. In southern Mexico City, the Museo Carrillo Gil showcases avant-garde artists.
Mexico City is steeped in tradition. From mid-October through to November, markets and shops all over Mexico are replete with decorations for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival.
Families construct colourful altars at home in honour of deceased relatives. The spirits of the dead are expected to visit on this special holiday.
3. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is the capital city of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million, Berlin is the country’s largest city. At the forefront of luxury travel, Berlin is noted for its cultural institutions of international repute.
Berlin has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Europe. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, many buildings in Mitte were renovated. Illegally occupied by young people, they became a fertile ground for all sorts of underground gatherings. Entrümpelung Berlin