Do you love cats? If you do, then you will definitely appreciate these places that are designed to make all cat-loving people feel at home. You may be surprised, but there are actually lots of different attractions, cafes, museums and theme parks to feed your cat obsession. You probably know about Japan’s Hello Kitty theme park because it’s considered to be the ultimate attraction for most cat lovers. No doubt that the Japanese have the highest per capita cat ownership in the world, but that doesn’t mean that the rest doesn’t take part in this cat addiction movement.
This is a must-see place for all fans of Hello Kitty and cats in general. It also goes by the name Sanrio Puroland and attracts more than a million visitors each year. The park hosts musicals, rides, and Hello Kitty’s house.
The world’s most luxurious cat show takes place once a year in November at the National Exhibition Centre. Here you can see the most beautiful cats that are showed to a jury and judged in the ring.
Festival of the Cats, or Kattenstoet, takes place once in every three years on the second Sunday of May. The celebration features a parade, lots of floats and loud music, numerous stilt walkers and other costumed people. The festival’s culmination is marked with a performance in which a jester throws toy cats from the Cloth Hall belfry down to the crowd.
This unique and peculiar theater was founded in 1990 by Yuri Kuklachev and his son Dmitri. The troupe includes about 120 cats who take part in various performances and stunts, such as teetering on a rocking horse or walking a rope.
The place welcomes its visitors with an enormous cat face which serves as the entrance to the museum. Frankly, it is quite enough to set the tone for this quirky attraction. Inside you can find exhibitions, artifacts and artworks celebrating cats, who are considered to be lucky animals in Malaysia.
Dominique LeFort and his lovely house cats usually perform for the visitors of the Sunset Celebration, which is a nightly arts festival at Mallory Square Dock. During the show, the cats jump through flaming hoops and cross tightropes.
This museum has a an impressive collection of cat-centered art peaces, such as paintings, posters and furniture. There is also a gift shop where you can buy something memorable.
The Stray Cat Hostel is one of Istanbul’s most famous attractions. Its interior is full of cat-themed decorations, and you can also see real felines chilling out everywhere. The Stray Cat also offers a free staying for artists who want to perform or create something within the hostel.
The museum has the world’s largest exhibition devoted to cats. It includes a cat library, cat artworks and historical artifacts, for example, the ribbon of the first ever cat show winner, which was awarded in 1895.
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