The world is literally full of fascinating places that are worth seeing. Ad today we have the honor of presenting you to the places that have become home to some amazing collections of antiques, paintings, sculptures and other works of art.
The European museums and art galleries are some of the most-visited in the world, which makes them popular tourist attractions. So, if you are planning a trip around Europe, you could visit some of these museums and galleries and see in person some of the most famous masterpieces in the world.
The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre is undoubtedly one of the most popular museums in Europe and perhaps worldwide, which makes it a place of international importance. It is visited by more than 8 millions of people per year, but it is also one of the most-avoided museums in Paris. Many people are discouraged by its size and splendour, but if you have even the slightest interest in human civilization from Antiquity to the 19th century, you must visit the Louvre. It is home to thousands of priceless paintings and antiques, and many works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, etc. Probably the most famous exhibit in the Louvre is the portrait of Mona Lisa.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The former hall of the railway station houses in Paris is now turned into a fine museum that stores some of the greatest works of art of the famous French Impressionists and Post-impressionists. This is a reason good enough in order to make it one of the mandatory tourist destinations for every art lover, as well as the fact that the museum fills the chronological gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern art in Paris.
National Museum of Modern Art, Paris
If you prefer contemporary and modern art, you should visit the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, which is actually the largest gallery of modern art in Europe. The museum is home to the second largest collection of modern works of art in the world.
The British Museum, London
This is one of the oldest and most beautiful museums in the world. In the past it was a “cabinet of curiosities” of the royal physician Hans Sloane, who left everything that was there to his country. Later, the museum’s collection has grown immensely until now, where there are more than 7 million exhibits. The museum has halls and separate galleries that are dedicated to Egypt, Western Asia, Greece, the Orient, Africa, Italy, the Romans and many other countries and nations.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum is located in the very heart of the capital of the United Kingdom and is famous for the fact that it is the world’s largest museum for decorative arts and design. In its art gallery you will be able to find not only some ancient works of art, but also some modern exhibits from all over the world, that cover a wide range of arts: architecture, jewellery, fashion, photography, sculpture, etc.
Tate Modern is a museum of international modern and contemporary in London. This is one of the most-visited art galleries of modern art worldwide and is home to many permanent and also temporary exhibitions.
The Guggenheim Museum, Spain
The Guggenheim Museum in Spain is one of the most interesting museum of modern and contemporary art with great international importance. Apart from the exhibitions that can be seen there, it is also interesting because of its exterior. The building is work of the architect Frank Gehry.
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Gallery, which originally belonged to the Medici family, became a property of Florence in 1743. You will be astonished by the very size and grandeur of the building, as well as by its architectural style, that is more than impressing. More than 1500 masterpieces of art are located in more of 50 rooms.
The Museo del Prado, Madrid
There are more than 7,000 works of art in the Museo del Prado, which makes it one of the most important history museums worldwide. The most impressive collections are the ones from the 17th and the 18th century that include works by Goya, Velásquez, Rivera, etc.
Created by Pope Julius II, the Vatican Museums is included in the list of the most glorious museums in the world. Not only that you can see some masterpieces of art created during the Renaissance but you can also see some priceless treasures, the most compelling of which, of course, are Stanze di Raffaello, Pinacoteca and the Sistine Chapel.