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.
If you’re looking for some great Medieval places around Spain, or even around the world — you landed on the right page. Perched upon a hilltop in Granada, Spain, the Alhambra (lit. “The Red One“, “The Red Fortress”) is known to be one of the most unique palaces in the world. With more than 12 centuries of history, this palace is an example of a perfect mixture of different architectural styles. Interested to learn what makes Granada’s Alhambra palace so special? Keep reading, here come the 10 things you need to know about the Alhambra.
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.
Europe is full of wonderful destinations everywhere you turn. You’ve probably visited a few of its larger touristy destinations or they’re on your bucket list for quite some time, but let’s face it — some of those places are often overrated and overcrowded, so their true spirit and beauty get a bit lost. We’re always excited to discover new destinations, that are maybe lesser-known places around the Old continent that might blow you away. So, here you’ll read a little bit about such destinations — 7 hidden places in Europe that will take your breath away.
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.
If you’ve ever been to Barcelona you know that it’s one of a kind city, with its special spirit unique architectural landmarks, and it’s mostly because of one man — Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí designed many buildings around the city of Barcelona, and you’d be able to recognize them without anyone showing you which ones those are. Here we bring you the list of Gaudí’s most interesting buildings in Barcelona, so keep reading.
Are you up for learning some pretty interesting history of Vienna? There is no better way to fulfill your free time (and we know you have it!) than reading about cool historical facts about your favorite city. Every street of Vienna’s old city center has its history, and once you know a little bit about it, you appreciate the sights of those streets even more. If you’ve been to Vienna, this blog post will help you to understand the sights you already saw, and if you dream about traveling to Vienna one day, use this time and prepare yourself for exploration of this magnificent city.
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.
Not so long ago we published a list of 10 most unique buildings in Europe. There are so many unusual and extraordinary architectural wonders across the old continent, and it’s impossible to list all of them in one post. We’ve prepared a second part of that blog post for you, so keep reading and enjoy.
Mont Saint Michel is a Medieval village on a tidal island that sits about one kilometer off the French coast in Normandy. With only less than 50 residents and over 3 million tourists each year, this is one of the most visited places in France. This wonderful complex inspired the castle from Disney’s Tangled movie and it really looks like it came straight out of a fairy-tale. You may have heard or read a thing or two about this Gothic Benedictine abbey, but we’re sure there are some things that you didn’t know. So, if you’re interested in learning new things, keep reading, we listed 8 facts about the medieval village Mont Saint Michel for you.