Pablo Picasso said, ?the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls". As this quote will stand to be true until the end of time, we curated a list of the 7 most artistic cities in the world for our fellow art and travel enthusiasts.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
You will not be surprised to know that Saint Petersburg is hailed as the "Cultural Mecca '' worldwide and famous as "Gorod Muzei", the city of museums, to locals. Such names for this originally port city are quite befitting as it boasts of over 100 museums presently . The city's very first museum, the marvellous Kunstkammer that has a collection of over 2,000,000 items, was established by Peter the Great himself. The State Hermitage Museum is another Russian artistic treasure, being the second largest museum in the world. Besides refined visual arts the theatres of Saint Petersburg, such as the historic Mariinsky Theatre which has been running for 160 years, is a great reason to visit the city. Russian theatres last from mid-September to late June and are truly magical with jaw-dropping ballet shows, drama, and renowned musicals.