You don’t have to break the bank to indulge yourself in culture. Here are 15 cultural spots you can visit for €10 or less.

 

1. Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

This spacious museum contains beautiful Impressionist paintings. Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and Cézanne are just some of the artists you’ll come across!

Also, the Musée de l’Orangerie is pleasantly uncrowded by Parisian standards, which means you get to take in Monet’s Water Lilies at your own pace. 

One of the most romantic things to do in Paris is going to Musée de l'Orangerie

From the shape to the lighting, the oval rooms are all about the Water Lilies

 

 

2. Centre Pompidou,  Malaga

The Pompidou Centre in Paris is the European mecca of contemporary art. The well-established art institute has had a little brother in Malaga since the spring of 2015.

Bearing the same name as its sibling in France, and housing artworks from Magritte, Bacon, and Picasso, the Centre Pompidou Malaga isis definitely a museum not to be missed during your cultural journey.

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The Pompidou color palette is clearly visible — what’s missing is an elaborate plumbing system

 

 

3. Park Güell, Barcelona

A mosaic lizard, tree-like columns, and colorful rooftops —  Park Güell is full of fascinating Modernist art and architecture from the mind of Gaudí. 

And, the best thing is, a visit to Park Güell means you get to bathe in the Iberian sun while exploring this visual playground.

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Park Güell isn’t only about Gaudí’s quirky architecture – it’s also a great place for enjoying sunsets

 

 

4. Reina Sofía, Madrid

Spain’s most famous artwork is undoubtedly Picasso’s Guernica. And guess what? Taking in this beautiful artwork costs you next to nothing.

The Reina Sofía is dedicated to 20th-century Spanish art, so, besides Picasso, you also get to see artworks from Dalí and Miró.

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The promising hallway leading to a seriously good collection of artworks, including Picasso’s immense 3.5 x 7.7-meter canvas and political statement Guernica

 

 

5. Bike Rental Central Park, New York

The world’s most famous urban park is huge. How else do you fit 26,000 trees, 36 bridges, and 9,000 benches, right in the heart of a bustling metropolis?

The best way to start exploring this man-made oasis of green is to rent a bike in Central Park. Yes, of course, you get to do under €10.

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The only place in New York where you get to ride a bicycle without having to dodge speeding yellow cabs

 

 

6. Cat Cabinet, Amsterdam

An entire canal house dedicated to the cat-chiest animals in the world – this is a hidden gem cat lovers can’t miss!  

The Cat Cabinet is full of cat-themed artwork, some of which was made by famous artists like Picasso, Rembrandt, and Steinlen. Paintings, sculptures, prints, strange artifacts, and, of course, actual felines purring around the museum too.

The Cat Cabinet is one of the hidden cultural gems in Amsterdam

The classiest way to celebrate everything cat

 

 

7. Altes Museum, Berlin

Everything inside the Old Museum is, well, very old. In fact, the museum itself is old too: the World Heritage-listed structure dates from 1830 — and its neoclassical facade is stunning!

But, then again, 1830 is nothing compared to the 3,000-year-old Greek statues on display at the Altes Museum. Or the 2,500-year-old Etruscan golden coins, for that matter.

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The Altes Museum even looks as old as the ancient Greek relics it holds

 

8. Aviva Stadium, Dublin

There’s a special place in Dublin where the Irish spirit roars. It’s the Aviva Stadium during a match!

Linger in that aura while you take a tour of the Aviva Stadium, and, who knows, you might come back to Dublin for an actual match!

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The ancient Romans had the Colosseum; the 21st-century Irish have the Aviva Stadium

 

 

9. John Knox House, Edinburgh

Why was one of the Queen’s protégés executed as a traitor? Who was John Knox? And why does this place bear his name if he didn’t really live here?

For just a few quid (haven’t you always wanted to say that?), you can learn a lot about Scotland’s often bloody history at the John Knox House.

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Knox, knox. Who’s there? Knox!

 

10. Medici Chapels, Florence

Thank you, Medici family, for having brought about one of humanity’s greatest times in history – the Renaissance. Also, thank you for bringing peace and prosperity to Northern Italy and for having raised the young Michelangelo to become the genius he was.

Oh, yeah! Thank you for keeping thetickets to the Medici Chapels under €10 too. We really appreciate it.

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If Michelangelo decorated your grave with imposing statues, you must have been a big shot

 

 

11. Cathedral of Siena

Prepare to be awestruck. The Cathedral of Siena is perhaps the finest example of Gothic-Roman architecture in Italy — and there’s a lot of fine architecture in the country that is shaped like a boot.

The cathedral includes amazing frescoes of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Pinturicchio, making a visit to the Cathedral of Siena an absolute must.

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Leave the ‘perhaps’ — this is the finest Gothic-Roman church out there

 

 

12. Astronomical Clock Tower, Prague

“Tick, tock”, said the Astronomical Clock — for the past 600 years. Can you imagine this famous ancient clock was constructed back in medieval times?

Visit the Astronomical Clock Tower to not only see the ancient clock, but also to get a great view of the City of a Thousand Spires.

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Hey clock, nice sword-bearing woman you’ve got there as an ornament

 

 

13. Ruins of Ancient Rome (Terme Caracalla)

After studying in the library, you’d wrestle in the gym, and hit the sauna to relax your muscles. Then, as night set, you’d head over to the Quintilii brothers’ sumptuous villa for a hot meal and a good bit of banter.

Tracing all of that back at the ruins of Ancient Rome will have you reminiscing: “Ah, those good old times.”

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If you came here for a dip in the pool, you’re about 2,000 years late

 

 

14. Esterházy winery experience, Vienna

Here you get to walk around a winery, tasting award-winning wines and pairing them with local delicacies – surely this is the epitome of opulence.

How, then, is it possible for you to get the Esterházy winery experience for only €10?!

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Aren’t wine cellars supposed to be dark and dusty?

 

15. Chateau d’Angers, France

The medieval castle you roamed around in your childhood fantasies is real — it exists in France as Chateau d’Angers.  

With a moat and drawbridge, ramparts, castle towers, and a courtyard, the 9th-century Chateau d’Angers will have you feeling like your 8-year-old self again!

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How’s that for an impenetrable fortress?

 

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Jeremy Sudibyo

Jeremy Sudibyo

Jeremy grew up fantasizing about the exotic Indonesian archipelago while living near a Dutch stretch of gloomy North Sea coastline. He joined the Tiqets team to hone his creative writing skills — and to launch a blog. He succeeded in the latter!
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