The greatest museums in Europe

All European cities are full of culture, art and really wonderful treasures. Just think of the memorable cathedrals and their interiors, and the old buildings that tell us a story of daily vestiges of old civilizations. But if you want to admire treasures, then the most suitable places are definitely the museums. Scattered throughout Europe, the choices you have are many and unique. Let us see together what are the greatest museums of Europe.

The Louvre

The Louvre

Let’s start with the mention for excellence that is the Louvre Museum. When it comes to this museum you can’t help but be reminded of the words that are often used to describe this jewel that is The most beautiful museum in the world, located in the most beautiful palace in the world. In fact, the Louvre museum is at the Royal Palace, the same one that gave luster to the ruling dynasty of France. It was in the distant 1793 that it was decided to assign half of this building to the collection, and therefore its exhibition of the magnificent works of art from all over the world. Its immense collection covers a historical period that goes from the 13th century until the 19th century.

British Museum in London

British Museum in London

We cross the English Channel and shift now in the UK and see what this land has to offer. Surely it has nothing to be envious of the antagonist Paris, as one of the greatest museums in the world is located in London. Housed in a building adorned with imposing neo classical columns, it houses the most precious artifacts and works from the Parthenon in Athens. But of course, its collection does not stop here and continues sweeping over the centuries, starting from prehistoric times up to the present day. It is no other than the British Museum. In London you can also find the world famous Natural History Museum, called a cathedral of nature. Inside you can find a wide range of dinosaur skeletons, mineral and botanical specimens.

Prado Museum

Prado Museum

Let’s go to the Old Continent and visit Spain. Here, to be exact in the heart of the capital, Madrid, you can visit the Prado. This spectacular museum houses inside the most beautiful works of the great masters of painting of all time. Moving then to where you can find the Guggenheim Bilbao, another important museum, perhaps the most visited in the world, containing contemporary works of art.

Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum

Next stop, the smallest state in the world, the Vatican. Within it are hosted an endless amount of memorable works from all over the world. Concluding this walk to discover the most beautiful museums in Europe the Uffizi is definitely on the list. Located in the land of Tuscany, specifically within the city of Florence, this museum is great for everyone to discover the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

The Uffizi, Florence

The Uffizi, Florence

European museums photos by: Graig, Arpad Lukacs, hhesterr, Kannan AS, Azlan Hassim

For more on European museums check: Prado Museum | Madrid, Spain, A guide to the most important museums of Vienna | Austria, Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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