10 Must-See Museums in Europe

We have compiled a list that museums where you can see artifacts produced by civilizations, nations, and artists spread across the globe.

Here are ten must-see museum in Europe:

1. British Museum, London

British Museum
British Museum

The British Museum, one of the most important and largest, was built in 1753 to display tens of thousands of books, manuscripts and objects of natural science accumulated by Sir Hans Sloane, an environmental scientist. Furthermore, today, the British Museum’s glass-domed library, where you can see 8 million pieces of artifacts and objects, is an architectural piece in itself.

2. Louvre Museum, Paris

Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum, which was built in the 13th century and completed in the first quarter of the 20th century. It is one of the world’s most visited museums today.

If you begin to examine each piece of the museum, consisting of seven chapters, one by one, we can say that you can not complete this visit in one day.

Furthermore, it is possible to see the precious treasures of the world’s art history in the museum. Also, do not forget to take photographs on the dome.

3. Acropolis Museum, Athens

Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum

It is a great civilization, thousands of years of history, and the remnants of this historic history.  You can see here the objects and artifacts from the city of Acropolis. Thanks to the glass floor of the museum, it is possible to see the historical remains under your feet. Do not end your trip to the museum without seeing some of the frescoes of the Pantheon built for the sake of Athena.

4. Museo del Prado, Madrid

Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado, which brought together the collection of the kingdom in Madrid and became one of the iconic buildings of Madrid in 1819, was established as a painting and sculpture museum. Furthermore, other than painting and sculpture, the museum exhibits drawings, special prints, coin collection and medals. The works of famous Spanish and Dutch painters are some of the artistic items you can see in the museum.

5. Vatican Museum, Vatican

The Vatican Museums, which constitute the cornerstones of the Renaissance architecture, contain the most precious sculptures of world history in their own right. Furthermore, from the Roman sculptures to the tombstones and inscriptions, from the Christian sarcophagus to the red marble Pope’s throne in the basilica of San Giovanni, from Leonardo da Vinci to the works of Caravaggio, a place to visit for interest in art and world history.

6. Uffizi Gallery Museum, Firenze

Uffizi Gallery Museum
Uffizi Gallery Museum

The palace building built by the Medici family before the works exhibited in the museum is fascinating. Furthermore, it is enchanting by the sculptures, ceiling decorations and frescoes. Then you encounter the most valuable works of the world. The works of Boticelli, Tiziano, Martini, Ucello, Michelangelo, Rafaello, Remrandt and Caravaggio are in the museum.

7. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Gemäldegalerie in Berlin

This museum, which has 72 rooms, opened in 1830. The museum exhibits works from the 13th and 18th centuries, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Giambattista Pittoni, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer and Peter Paul Rubens. the masterpieces of famous painters.

8. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


This museum, where you can see the greatest values of the Netherlands, exhibits rich art and history collections in Amsterdam. It also has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and an Asian art collection. There are also works by Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob van Ruysdael, Jan Steen and Remrandt.

9. National Gallery, London

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National Gallery

The National Gallery, which adds a value to the architectural structures of the city of London with its lavish pools and lion sculptures, is also an art nouveau with its artworks hosted by the same time. Founded in 1824, today there are 2300 paintings in the museum.

This collection of 13th and 19th century periods features many important artists. Furthermore, you can see here the works of artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Boticelli, Degas, Leonardo da Vinci, Cezanne, Michelangelo, Bruegel, Raphael, Renoir, Titian, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Poussin, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Goya, Vermeer, Pissarro, Rousseau and Monet.

10. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum, established as a modern art museum and awarded with contemporary architecture.

Map of the Most Visited Museums in the World

Top 10 Most Visited Museum's Countries
Top 10 Most Visited Museum’s Countries

The most visited museum in the world are:

  1. Forbidden City (China)
  2. Louvre (France)
  3. National Revolution Museum (China)
  4. National Natural History Museum (USA)
  5. Smithsonian Air & Space (USA)
  6. British Museum (England)
  7. National Gallery (England)
  8. Metropolitan Art (USA)
  9. Vatican Museum (Italy)
  10. Tate Modern (England)

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