You can visit Canberra and waste enough time sleeping only to miss the spectacular nightlife of the city. It is just as probable to get there and spend too much time with other travelers or expats only to miss the chance of meeting some of the locals.
However, it is impossible to travel to the Australian capital without visiting one of the great art venues that it so proudly hosts. This town is a remarkable open-air museum where people share and embrace their endless love for arts and craftsmanship. Here are some of the places that you should not miss:
What happens when you look at the cosmos through the eyes of an artist? You get an impressive collection of contemporary art that combines the humans’ unquenched curiosity for space with our endless quest for ultimate beauty. This is what you experience when you visit the Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gallery, a new permanent exposition in the Australian capital.
Museums run secret, unofficial races between them to see which hosts the largest collection of any form of art. When it comes to portraits, few art galleries can match the impressive assemblage held by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. A visit here will make you feel like just another face in the crowd, but you will be in a particular group containing some of the most recognizable visages in history, nonetheless.
A museum about politics sounds pretty dull, doesn't it? Well, the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra chooses to disagree with that myth. Hosted in the old parliament house, the art gallery showcases some of the most impressive moments in the country's relatively short history. Through documents, artifacts and official memorabilia, you can discover more about the Australian people and how much they value their democratic ideals.