Basel is a European cultural centre. There are nearly 40 museums and galleries. Many of them are well known all over the world, for example Kunstmuseum, Fondation Beyeler, Schaulager, Kunsthalle Basel and Jean Tinguely Museum. Basel is also famous for ArtBasel, the world's leading contemporary art fair.
If you like music, you will be impressed with the city's musical scene. Nearly 1,000 concerts are annually held in Basel, and the musicians perform various music styles - from opera and jazz, from pop music to rock. Over 26 theatres of all sizes also contribute to a rich cultural life.
Basel has a beautiful cityscape. There are many well-preserved historic buildings that have become tourist attractions. Most of them are located in the area between the Basel Zoo and the Rhine. You can visit the medieval Cathedral with its red sandstone walls, the Pfalz, The Marktplatz and Town Hall.
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