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Cape Town 3rd in Time Out’s World’s Best Cities for Culture

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Cape Town is officially one of the world’s best cities for culture in Time Out’s list for the World’s Best Cities for Culture - coming in as number 3 after Mexico City and Prague!

Affordability, diversity and a new respect for the cultural cachet of the Global South landed it a place on Time Out's list

The votes are in – from no less than 21,000 savvy travellers – and Cape Town has cracked Time Out’s list for the World’s Best Cities for Culture. What’s even more impressive is that South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ came in third place, beating out cultural heavyweights Paris, New York and Amsterdam.

In what is the global travel brand’s first-ever ranking of the World’s Best Cities for Culture, Time Out surveyed urban-dwellers worldwide to take a deep dive into the cultural attractions of their chosen cities.

Each city was then ranked according to how well locals scored the culture scene for quality and affordability. To create and rank the final list, Time Out editors narrowed down the selection by excluding cities with lower overall scores, and only including the highest-scoring city for each country to ensure the list reflects cultural cities globally.

You can find the full list over here , but with the data tallied it was Mexico City that emerged as the overall winner, taking the crown as the world’s cultural capital of the moment. Cape Town bagged third position for the meteoric rise in its cultural offerings over the past decade. That is thanks largely to the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Norval Foundation, alongside a vibrant landscape of theatres, private galleries and artist studios. Cape Town was followed on the list by Buenos Aires at number four and Athens at number five.

Cape Town is the only city in sub-Saharan Africa to make the list, with Marrakech (number 13) the only other African metropolis to earn a spot.

WHAT: Time Out’s World’s Best Cities for Culture
INFO: Report in Time Out by Richard Holmes  Contributor, South Africa | Full article HERE
And to keep up to date about the vibrant cultural scene in Cape Town, visit  MapMyWay.co.za daily and see the 2024 Art Craft +  Museums  Map to find your way through the excellent selection of galleries and museums in and around the Mother City.