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For the couple that has flair, here are the best places to admire contemporary art!

For the couple that has flair, here are the best places to admire contemporary art!

With so many incredible contemporary art museums, it is impossible to pick the best. This is why Lastminute.com users suggest a selection of 5 places for the contemporary art lover to admire art. From attending events, talks, film screenings, music and performances at the Nottingham Contemporary to the Guggenheim Museum for its informative exhibitions and stellar architecture, they have it all. 

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1. Nottingham, United Kingdom Attend events, talks, film screenings, music and performances at the Nottingham Contemporary

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "My first visit to Nottingham and loved it. Visited the contemporary art museum and ate lunch. Did some shopping and went back to our gorgeous hotel booked through last minute. Com! Went for Tapas on the evening and the oldest pub in Nottingham - Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. On Sunday we went to the divine Wollaton Hall. Had a great time!"

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2. Nice, France Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) is dedicated to the history of the European and American avant-garde movement

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "The weather sunny and hot, quite humid, but with a nice breeze in the evening. Spring, autumn, even winter are the best seasons to visit nice, as in the summer is too hot and too busy. I have lived in Paris for many years and visited many places in France but never nice. I always wanted to go and now that some old friends made it their home it was a good excuse to see them and Nissa la Bella, beautiful nice. I found it an easy town to be in and get by. The airport is well served and close to the town, the public transports are excellent (number 1 tram very practical) people generally very polite. With my family, we strolled in the old town, visited the Matisse Museum and MAMAC, the contemporary art museum, walked on the Promenade des Anglais. I had a delicious pizza by the meter! And next time I hope to try some excellent gelato my friends recommended, but because of the political protest in the old town (Garibaldi square was cut off) that weekend, we missed it. Amongst the many ethnicities there is a distinctly Italian character in many things, food included. Nice is and has always been a melting pot, vibrant and colourful yet relaxed. Who wouldn't be, living next to this Mediterranean blue? I'm looking forward to my next visit, I'm sure the old harbour (so picturesque I was told) and the old town with the gelato, will be waiting for me!"

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3. Tehran, Iran Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is among the largest museums in Iran

Lastminute.com reviewer Seyed Ali shares, "Tehran is a nice place to spend at least a week to see the city itself with all attractions including the great traditional Bazar and modern shopping malls. Beautiful mountainside city with very kind people. I recommend you to visit the following: National Museum of Iran, The Grand Bazaar, Milad Tower (Borj-e Milad), Tehran Museum of contemporary art,ark-e Jamshidieh Golestan palace, Mount Tochal. I liked the food "  

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4. Malaga, Spain CAC Malaga displays artworks of international and upcoming Spanish artists

Lastminute.com reviewer David shares, "Never been to the city before - it's a brilliant place! If you like museums and galleries there are loads to visit and everything we visited was great. We stayed near the Old Town and everything was within easy walking distance. We used the hop-on-hop-off bus for the few places, like the castle, that was a bit further out. The Picasso House and Picasso museum were very good. The Centre for contemporary art was outstanding. All the galleries and museums were beautifully designed buildings/conversions and really well kept. Everyone we met was so friendly, helpful and welcoming - just lovely people. The port area was a great place to stroll, shop, eat and relax And the weather was lovely - November and out and about in a Tee Shirt!"  

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5. Bilbao, Spain The Guggenheim Museum is not only known for the excellent exhibitions, but also for its unique architecture

Lastminute.com reviewer Nigel shares, "The weather was seasonable. A couple of sunny days and around 10 degrees then a couple of overcast days around 6 degrees. Understandable for the time of year. Good hotel - warm and comfortable. A compact city with the main focus being The Guggenheim (leave a full day and go back after dusk). Another lovely gallery of mainly contemporary art nearby as well - Museo the Bellas - Artes the Bilbao . Good shopping. Plenty of bars and tapas which were all good so take your pick. Nice walk along the river and the old town and cathedral worth a visit as well."

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