My 2023 was filled with exciting trips, fantastic exhibitions, and many great concerts and events. I wrote about many of them, creating blog posts you liked reading. That’s why I made a little roundup of the best articles on Culture Tourist in 2023. Just in case you missed some of them. Enjoy!
20 Best articles on Culture Tourist in 2023
Why is Sagrada Família not finished yet?
Published on 7 February 2023
Why is Sagrada Família not finished yet? That was my question when planning my first trip to Barcelona a few years ago. It’s so fascinating that although unfinished, it’s one of the most famous buildings in the world and is already recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique building was designed by one of the best Spanish architects of all time – Antoni Gaudí. Read my article to learn more about that fascinating building and why is Sagrada Família not finished.
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Jože Plečnik and his architecture in Ljubljana
Published on 3 March 2023
When wandering around Ljubljana, you will stumble on some fascinating buildings designed by famous Slovene architect Jože Plečnik. He reshaped the Slovenian capital, built many beautiful buildings and made urban designs for the city, making Ljubljana one of the prettiest European capitals. It’s no surprise that Plečnik’s masterpieces in Ljubljana got to the UNESCO heritage list in 2021. Read this article to learn more about Jože Plečnik and his architecture in Ljubljana.
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16 Inspiring female artists from history
Published on 8 March 2023
How many female artists do you know? Although it may seem there are no female artists in history, that’s untrue. To celebrate International Women’s Day, I prepared an article about some of the most inspiring female artists you should know. I looked for leading artists from different periods in art history and curated some of their most interesting paintings. Enjoy, and let’s celebrate women in art together!
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Impressionists in Paris
Published on 10 March 2023
Paris was the birthplace of one of the most famous painting styles in art history – Impressionism. It’s exceptional because it was the first modern painting style that changed the course of art history. Most of its members lived and worked in Paris in the mid-19th century. In this article, you’ll learn more about where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and created some of their most beautiful paintings.
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Rembrandt in Amsterdam
Published on 24 March 2023
Rembrandt van Rijn lived and worked for most of his life in Amsterdam. His former house, museums with his paintings, experiences providing a glimpse into his life and locations where he created numerous artworks are still witnessing Rembrandt in Amsterdam. Here is the story of one of the most beloved Dutch artists and his link to the country’s capital.
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Published on 12 May 2023
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is one of the best museums of that kind in the world. With its vast collection, planning which MoMA highlights you want to see before your visit is wise. From one of the most famous paintings created by Vincent Van Gogh to artworks made by Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali and Henri Matisse, this museum has something for everyone.
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Most beautiful museum cafes in Europe
Published on 26 May 2023
Museum cafes are great places to relax a bit during your museum visit. They provide a lovely place to observe all the artworks you saw and to gain some new energy for exploring a museum further. However, often, they are pieces of art themselves. Their fantastic decor and special atmosphere often made them unique and inspirational places.
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Amsterdam 3 day itinerary
Published on 2 June 2023
Are you looking for an Amsterdam 3 day itinerary? The Dutch capital is a great place to visit, with many exciting things to do. From its fascinating history to some of the best museums in Europe and sites you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam, you’ll find everything you need to plan your perfect three days in Amsterdam in this article.
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Exploring Museum Island Berlin
Published on 23 June 2023
Museum Island Berlin is one of the most fascinating cultural sites in Europe. It comprises five world-class museums, and the whole complex is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island dedicated to art and culture is one of the most visited places in Berlin. You can read about its history, museums and tips for visiting Museum Island Berlin in my blog post.
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Best day trips from Zadar
Published on 21 July 2023
Are you looking for the best day trips from Zadar? This lovely town has a perfect position in Croatia, making it a great starting point to visit some of the most fascinating Croatian national parks, islands and cities. Here is the Culture Tourist’s selection of the best day trips from Zadar you should take during your stay in that town.
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Exploring the Medieval Monasteries in Serbia
Published on 25 July
As explorers and travellers, we are always looking for hidden gems, destinations that many tourists haven’t yet discovered. It’s hard to find those unique places in today’s globalised world. However, I spent a few days exploring the medieval monasteries in Serbia last summer. And I was thrilled to find some of those authentic places there.
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What to see in the Vorarlberg region in Austria
Published on 18 August 2023
Have you ever planned your next trip to a particular destination in detail while still on holiday in that same place? Well, that happened to me while visiting the Vorarlberg region. The westernmost part of Austria is home to stunning nature, picturesque towns and villages, fantastic culture and museums, numerous excellent restaurants and friendly locals. I enjoyed every moment of my trip to Vorarlberg and fell in love with that beautiful region. Read my travel journal with tips on what to see in the Vorarlberg region in Austria.
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10 Things to do in Bol, Brač (Croatia)
Published on 8 September 2023
With its picturesque old town, some of the best beaches in Croatia, and so many great cultural spots, Bol on Brač is a place you should visit in Croatia. Located on one of the most beautiful Croatian islands, Brač, it’s easily reachable from Zagreb or Split. Read a short Culture Tourist guide to Bol, including some of the best things to do there.
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Best museum Instagram accounts you should follow
Published on 29 September 2023
Some leading world museums have equally fantastic Instagram accounts you should follow for your daily dose of art. Watching their short videos, seeing artworks in detail or listening to experts talking about their paintings are the next best things to visiting them in person. Since I’m following many of them, I curated a list of the best museum Instagram accounts you should follow.
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Things to do in Leipzig: Germany’s city of music
Published on 6 October 2023
Visiting Leipzig felt as if I was in Berlin’s younger brother. It was smaller, a bit of an underdog, but rawer, cooler and more honest. And don’t get me wrong, I love Berlin! But, in Leipzig, I felt like I had discovered a new rising star. Filled with fantastic cultural and musical heritage, beautiful architecture, numerous great museums and a buzzing art scene, it’s a German town you should plan your trip to.
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Autumn in Art History
Published on 13 October 2023
Autumn in art history is represented by some stunning paintings. Its warm shades of yellow, red, brown, and green have inspired generations of artists. Nature changes significantly throughout the season, so you’ll find some very different art pieces with that theme. From allegories to landscapes, the Renaissance to Modern Art, here are some of the most beautiful artworks with the theme of Autumn in art history.
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25 Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe
Published on 20 October 2023
With its long cultural history, Europe is home to many beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From prehistoric cave art, medieval cathedrals, and royal castles to the historical city centres, you’ll find them all over Europe. In this blog post, I selected 25 beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe worth visiting.
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Spooky & Scary art: The scariest paintings in Art History
Published on 27 October 2023
Scary art is present within art history throughout the centuries. From the gargoyles on Gothic cathedrals and representations of Hell in the Renaissance Last Judgement paintings to Baroque still lifes with skulls and 20th-century modern horror, you’ll find them in all these paintings. To celebrate Halloween at Culture Tourist, I curated some scary and horror art pieces representing the best spooky art.
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Sicily Art Tours: The best way to explore Sicily’s cultural heritage
Published on 3 November 2023
Sicily is one of the most unique and heterogeneous places in Europe. The island is home to fantastic landscapes, beautiful seaside and one of the largest still active European volcanos. With its long history, Sicily’s cultural heritage is one of the most versatile on the Old Continent. From the Ancient Greeks and Romans to Normans and Arabs, they all left their mark on the island.
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Royal winter trip to The Hague
Published on 12 December 2023
Filled with beautiful architecture, fantastic museums, and many great local shops and restaurants, The Hague is a Dutch city to put on your bucket list. It’s also where the Dutch Royal family lives, the centre of Dutch politics, the seat of its government, and home to most embassies. The Hague is where you’ll find one of the best Christmas markets in the Netherlands, as well. If you’d like to experience its cosy festive atmosphere, treat yourself to the Royal winter trip to The Hague.
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I enjoyed creating interesting content for you in 2023. With some fun trips and exhibition visits already planned, I hope you will also enjoy reading Culture Tourist articles in the new year.
What was your favourite Culture Tourist blog post last year? Let me know in the comments!