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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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?!
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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