The Pompidou Center is a multicultural complex in Paris and one of the most visited places in France's capital when it comes to artsy travelers. The center is located in the heart of the city and hosts the largest Museum of Modern Art in Europe. Besides this institution, the Pompidou Center is also home to the Public Information Library and a center for music and acoustic research.
It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building but it was officially opened in1977. Since the opening, the Center had over 180 million visitors and it represents one of the most significant landmarks of Paris.
The colorful design of the building was originally made to give the Parisians and the world a city inside of a city where you can find great art, good food, and a lot of educational and fun events for the entire family.
The Pompidou Center was a revolutionary project and visually different from everything else known by then in the world of architecture. The most interesting part of it is that all the pipes and tubes of the building are completely visible for the visitors, creating a unique visual experience. The green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and devices for safety are red.
Pompidou hosts countless exhibits from famous authors, and the good thing about it is that you can see them all in one spot. Also, you can attend various artistic performances, go for lunch, buy souvenirs, antiques, and books. If you have only one day in Paris and you would like to see as much as you can from its art offer, then Center Pompidou is the right place to be. Have fun!
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