Music & Travel

Travel Destinations for the Bucket List: 6 UNESCO Cities of Music

Bogotá, Colombia
Bogota Colombia
Points of interest: Traditional and contemporary music scene; classic, experimental, jazz, opera, and salsa among others; numerous musical venues

Bologna, Italy
Bologna Italy
Points of interest: Located in a country where opera is deeply-rooted; explore and experience the city’s chamber, classical, and opera among others; home to four notable orchestras, music events and festivals

Ghent, Belgium
Ghent Belgium
Points of interest: Opera schools, music events and festivals, diverse and vibrant music scene from classical to jazz and everything else in between

Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow
Points of interest: Known for its World Pipe Band competition among many other attractions, classical music performances and a wide array of concerts

Hamamatsu, Japan
Hamamatsu
Points of interest: Home to some of the best makes of the best musical instruments in the world, numerous musical events and festivals including the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition and the Shizuoka International Opera Competition

Seville, Spain
Seville Spain
Points of interest: Home of the flamenco, references in iconic operas like Rossini’s Barber of Seville, musical festivals