European culture has quite a few myths and legends tied to it. There’s almost no place in Europe that doesn’t have an interesting story to tell and don’t we all love reading about them? Here we bring you a few of the most interesting European myths and legends, so keep reading and enjoy.
The Art Nouveau architecture gave us some pretty amazing landmarks. You just gotta love it! Vienna Secession, as the movement was known in Vienna, left a huge impact on the city’s architecture as we know it today, and it wouldn’t be possible without Joseph Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann — the architects who were there to establish the movement, and Otto Wagner, who joined a bit later. In this blog post, we will show you some of the best-known and most popular Viennese Art Nouveau buildings from all around the city.
Europe, the Old Continent, has so many amazing culturally rich countries with tons of interesting cultural places around them. It is always difficult to say which countries are the best or the most beautiful ones, so we’ve been curious to know if there’s an official, real list of top cultures in Europe. Based on a range of factors, including creative exports and the impact of UNESCO sites on its economy, the Good Country Index listed 125 countries by their influence on the culture around the globe. Here we listed and reviewed the 10 most culturally rich countries in Europe, so keep reading and enjoy.
Do you feel the lack of art exhibitions and museums that you can visit? It’s been too long since we were able to see some cool exhibitions. Some of the museums and galleries are finally open for visitors, but still, it’s not the best idea to go out to the public too much and to be around too many people. The good thing is that we don’t actually have to leave home to enjoy great museums and exhibitions — we can do it from the safety of our homes! But the best thing is that on the Cultural Places platform we are hosting digital exhibitions and museum tours that you can watch on your favorite device.
It’s not easy, you’re stuck at home, and as days go by you have fewer interesting things to do. You can’t go anywhere, and maybe you already read all of those books which have been waiting for you for a long time. Well, we are all in this together, we’re all stuck at home, trying to find something cool to fill our days with… As we are curious by nature, and we’re in love with all-things-cultural at the same time, we came up with a new idea on how you can fill your days with more art and culture. We bring digital tours of your favorite cultural places and digital exhibitions to your home, through our new #WeAreAllCulture project.
Due to the health crisis we’re experiencing at the moment, the whole world is suffering in a certain way. The culture around the world is also feeling the consequences of this isolation we’re all in. Even though we were expecting it to hit us eventually, we had no idea how hard it would hit. We are all physically isolated, and prevented from doing any outdoor activities, which includes enjoying art and culture in real life.
We started this story about the most interesting ancient cultures that ever existed a while ago. In that blog post we told you a little bit about ancient Rome, ancient Greece, and exotic and interesting Mayas and Incas. You’ve read a little bit about their history, fun facts, and about the impact they had on the life that came after them. You’ve waited long enough for the part two, so here it comes…
If you’ve ever visited Athens, or even if you’ve only researched a little about the best things to see in the Greek capital, you’ve already seen the Evzones — the Greek presidential guard, or Tsoliás, as they are known as well. Once the soldiers who guarded the country’s borders, and today the elite, ceremonial guard, these guys are really a sight to see. Even though they surely won’t strike a pose for you, you’ve seen tons of photos of them, as they are probably the second most photographed sight in Athens, after the Parthenon.
We’re sure you admired all those beautiful buildings that you stumbled upon when you visited Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Brussels, and other European cities, right? In case you were wondering, many of them might be built in the Art Nouveau style. Do you want to learn a little bit about this gorgeous style while dreaming of your next trip? Keep reading because you’re about to find out everything you need to know about Art Nouveau in Europe.
In the evolution of mankind, lifestyles have changed so many times. Many civilizations left an impact on the people that came after them, and we can see that on a daily basis in the architecture, art, and culture in the world around us. In this blog post, we bring you something different, we will share the stories about some of the most interesting ancient cultures that ever existed.