Museums are the best way you can fill your time in a city, you can have fun, learn, both at the same time. There are a lot of good museums in Europe, some are free and others are rather expensive. Choosing between them can be a hard decision to make and, with that in mind, this article was created to show interrailers and common travelers some of the best museums you can find in Europe.
Museum Louvre – Paris, France
Louvre has been one of the most popular museums in Europe and became even more after The Da Vinci Code was released. Considered to be one of the largest and most visited museums in the world this is a historic monument and a central landmark of Paris, since the late 12th century. With the very known glass pyramid and over 35.000 works, as Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, this museum can fill your day easily.
British Museum – London, England
Established in 1753, British Museum is one of the oldest and best museum in Europe. Situated in London this museum of human history and culture has galleries dedicated to Aztec, Chinese, Asia and Classical art, where you can find highlights such as Egyptian Mummies. With a collection of over 7 million objects and free admission, the British Museum is a great place to spend your time.
The Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum means “National Museum”, it’s one of Amsterdam’s top attractions and the largest museum in Netherlands. With more than a million visits per year, this museum features one of Europe’s top collections of art and historical items. Rijksmuseum is also known for having the world’s biggest Dutch masterpieces from painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruysdael and many other Dutch artists.
Uffizi Gallery – Florence, Italy
Built in 1581, under the request of Granduca Francisco de’ Medici, this museum was only open to visits in 1591, becoming one of the first Europe museums in operation. Located in Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery is a popular tourist attraction that can get very difficult to visit in high season (particularly in July), with waiting times up to 5 hours! With every problem comes a solution so, if you reserve a ticket in advance, you can reduce substantially your wait.
Deutsche’s Museum – Munich, Germany
Tired of ancient art and old relics? If you are interested in technology and recent innovations this museum is the right choice for you! There are all kind of vehicles, cars, airplanes, locomotives and lot more! Deutsche’s Museum is focused on technology and engineering getting around 1,5 million people per year.
Musei Vaticani – Rome, Italy
Inside the Vatican city and packed with treasures like the incomparable Sistine Chapel, this Europe’s best museum is one of the biggest attractions in Rome. Musei Vaticani is not just one, but many museums and you will need time to go through them all. So get a good map and get to this must see.