The combination of the visit of a festival and the visit of striking architecture works can bring you many positive experiences at once! Especially if you are a fan of art and cultural history. This opinion also appears to the journalists Archdaily magazine to share. They have compiled an overview of attractive festivals in places with outstanding sights worldwide. A good reason to drive there, right?
Beautiful view of an old church with colonial architecture in Ouro Preto, Brazil
The advantages and the right planning
We learn The real character of cities And localities usually only on a longer stay there. But this is not possible if we want to visit many different places all over the world. A practical solution in this regard would be the planning of a trip during a festival.
Then you can visit both the sights, as well as the local culture in its peak experience. Traditional festivals offer just that.
But here is an important tip: You should plan your trip so that it includes a time out without the party. So you can get to know the everyday, quiet atmosphere of the village better and enjoy. During this time you can also get acquainted with the local attractions. Afterwards enjoy the festive atmosphere in peace. With this strategy, you did not miss anything at the end of the day!
Here are some ideas and inspiration for your travel plans!
Pictures from the China Ice Festival 2017
Every year the largest ice festival in the world takes place in Harbin, China. The concrete dates in winter you can always On this website see. During the festival, you will experience large sculptures and even whole buildings just made of ice.
During the festival, even before or after, you can also experience some of the most famous sights in the world. These are the Harbin Opera House and the China Sculpture Museum. Both are projects by MAD Architects.
Rio carnival train 2017
The carnival in Brazil
The carnival Is a Catholic tradition that precedes the fasting season before Easter. It is common throughout the world. But as grand and full of culture as in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it is hard to experience anywhere in the world. The different Sambaschulen present their own programs. Each artistic repertoire is subordinated to a certain, mostly important social or historical theme and is therefore a true cultural experience.
In Rio de Janeiro the carnival is usually concentrated in the designated area of the city. You can visit many of the sights of this beautiful city. Nevertheless it would be quieter if you do this shortly after this great event.
Other places in Brazil with great carnivals and at the same time many places of interest are Recife, Salvador, Ouro Preto, Sao Paolo.
Carnival scenes from Mardi Gras
The Festival Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, USA is another great festival that can combine you with sightseeing. Translated from French, the term”fat Thursday”means. The tradition is also linked to the fasting period. Greasy food is offered for the last time before the beginning of the fasting period. Hence the name. There is a traditional street festival, accompanied by lots of music, dance and good mood
Shortly before we recommend you visit the famous sights in the region. The architecture of the reconstruction of the city after Hurricane Katrina is inspiring. Many of the buildings are too representative of the modern urban style. Not to be missed are also the Residence projects by Makeltright .
Holi Festival of Colors in India
The Fest Holi in India
Also known as Festival of Colors, this event represents the arrival of Spring. Meanwhile, the participants are on the street with paint and powder paints. The Fest Holi is a significant moment in the Hindi tradition. One celebrates the legend of Radha and Krishna and specifically the moment in which Krishna colored Radha and Gopis. If you are in India anyway, do not miss the opportunity to visit Chandigarh, planned by Le Corbusier.
also read The second part of the article Festivals, World Travel, World Architecture: Experience a lot in one place!