Located in Central Bali is a town noted for its huge appeal for art. Galleries abound, statues and structures characterizing the place, this town is Ubud. Sure Bali is home to some incredible beaches, mountains, rice paddies and jungles, but a visit to the Island of the Gods would be incomplete without appreciation of her art. Explore Bali’s Art Capital and enjoy the overall spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.
If you love art, you are in for a real treat here! This day trip allows you to not only learn about Bali’s and Ubud’s artistic traditions and culture, you’ll also learn about the emerging art scene with visits to museums and art galleries. In addition, you’ll visit the local market to browse for fine handicrafts and souvenirs.
Kick things off with a visit to the renowned Blanco Renaissance Museum. Antonio Blanco is perhaps one of Bali’s most famous artisans, blending Balinese architecture with the spirit of his native Spain. His former home,built on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River has been converted into a museum with an extensive collection of his works.
Your next visit is to the ARMA Museum (short for Agung Rai Museum of Art). Not only will you get to see traditional arts and paintings, you’ll also be treated to a dance and music performance! A visit to ARMA certainly gives you a great overview of the island’s rich traditions and artistic culture.
This afternoon you will visit some of the city’s best art galleries, which showcase a diverse range of traditional and modern Balinese art. Your visits include Tanah Toh, which houses a collection of modern paintings, Tiliem Gallery for its fine wood carving collection, and the Rudana Museum which specializes in fine art. Finish today’s excursion with a walk in Ubud Market where local vendors come to buy and sell food as well as handicrafts and textiles.
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