Cape Town Art & Culture: Museums, Galleries & Cultural SightsBeing the World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town is packed with creativity. From the Victorian bathing chalets of Muizenberg beach to the dazzling street art of the East City and Woodstock, this city truly looks extraordinary. Travel through centuries of Cape Town’s remarkable past by visiting Bo-Kaap, the iconic neighbourhood with the colorful facades, or visit the historical Castle of Good Hope.
Learn more about the city’s impressive history at District Six Museum and the National Gallery, or discover modern South African art at hip cultural spaces such as the Whatiftheworld gallery. In this beautiful and multicultural metropolis there is more than enough to explore.
A little further, in Table Bay, there is another important landmark of Cape Town: Robben Island. This island was used for the isolation of political prisoners, among them the Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela as well as the current President Jacob Zuma. “A symbol of the Triumph of the Human Spirit over adversity”, today it’s an UNESCO World Heritage site that’s totally worth a visit.
When being in Cape Town, don’t miss the chance to visit the Wine Museum of Groot Constantia and indulge yourself in some wine tasting. The city features a long wine tradition that dates back to the 17th century and it’s really quite fascinating. A trip to Constantia is a must whether you’d like to learn more about the historic farm estate, or you simply love wine.