The Top African Cities for Art Lovers

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Art lovers, it’s time to get your culture fix! If you’re looking for some inspiration and a new perspective on art, then you need to visit these 4 must-see cities. From ancient architecture to modern masterpieces, these cities have it all.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a city that is bursting with culture and art. From the vibrant colors of the souks (marketplaces) to the intricate patterns of the mosaics, there is always something to see and admire. Make sure to visit the Majorelle Gardens, which are home to a beautiful blue and green Art Deco house that was once owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The gardens are also home to a stunning collection of cactus and succulents.

Cape Town, South Africa

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Cape Town is a city that is known for its stunning natural beauty, but it’s also home to a thriving art scene. The city has a number of galleries and museums that showcase a range of art styles, from traditional African pieces to modern contemporary works. One must-see spot is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which is the largest museum of its kind on the continent. The museum houses works by some of Africa’s most talented artists, including David Goldblatt and William Kentridge.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo Museum

Cairo is a city that is rich in history and art. The city is home to a number of ancient pyramids and temples, as well as the famous Cairo Museum, which houses a stunning collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. But it’s not just the ancient art that’s worth checking out in Cairo. The city is also home to a number of contemporary art galleries and artist collectives, including the Townhouse Gallery, which is dedicated to promoting contemporary art in the region.

Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos is a city that is known for its vibrant and lively art scene. The city is home to a number of galleries and artist collectives, as well as a number of street art murals. One of the most famous galleries in Lagos is the Nike Art Gallery, which showcases a variety of Nigerian art, including traditional textiles, pottery, and wood carvings. Visitors can even take part in workshops and learn about Nigerian art and culture. The city also has a thriving contemporary art scene, with galleries such as Art Twenty One and Terra Kulture showcasing the works of emerging and established artists.

So if you’re an art lover looking for a culture fix, then make sure to add these cities to your travel list. From ancient pyramids to contemporary masterpieces, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to be inspired and amazed!

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