Because culture never hurts anyone, Kenweego proposes you to visit some of the best museums in Europe !
The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain
The Prado Museum, one of the most important art galleries in the world, mainly presents paintings from several countries in Europe: Spain, Italy, France, Germany and England. You will have the opportunity to admire the famous paintings of Diego Vélasquez, Francisco Goya and the Greco, as weel as works of Rembrandt, Rubens and Botticelli. Of course, the museum also has a fine collection of Greek and Roman sculptures and a few thousand drawings and prints. Recently renovated, the museum shows more than 1500 pieces of art displayed in several rooms perfectly organized.
The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
With a few thousand rooms where about 60000 pieces of art from all over the world are displayed, the Hermitage Museum, in St Petersburg, is one of the largest museums in the world. There, you can admire works of Rembrandt, Matisse and Gauguin as well as some masterpieces of Léonard de Vinci and about thirty paintings of Picasso. The buildings housing the Hermitage museum, located in the center of St Petersburg, on the banks of the Neva, have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
The Louvre in Paris, France
The Louvre is located in the 1st arrondissement, in the centre of Paris. With an exhibition area of over 60000m2 and more than 450000 works on display, it is the largest museum in the city. It is characterized by the glass pyramid built in 1989 in the cour Napoléon and shows some of the most famous works in the world such as the Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo.
The Belvedere in Vienna, Austria
The Belvedere shows the largest collection of Austrian art, with works from the Middle Ages to the present day. This collection is complemented with international works; the overall exhibition taking place in beautiful setting ! The Belvedere Palace, comprising the Upper and Lower Belevedere, the Orangery and the Palace Stables as weel as beautiful gardens, has been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Vatican Museums, in Italiy
This is a museum complex of 11 museums located with the Vatican city. It represents 5 galleries and about 1400 exhibition halls. At the Vatican, you can also admire the famous Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was decorated by Michelangelo, the Cappella Paolina as weel as the Niccoline Chapel.
The National Gallery in London, England
The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square, in London, and exhibits a collection of almost 2500 paintings. One can see some of the finest painting in the world including works of international artists. Thus, you can admire masterpieces of Sandro Botticelli, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, and many others… The National Gallery invites you to discover its permanent exhibition for free, as only temporary exhibition are charged.
The Museum Island in Berlin, Germany
The Museum Island is the name given to the northern half of the island located in th Spree River, in Berlin, Germany. This is where is situated the Berliner Dom, the hictoric cathedral of Berlin.There are also several major museums: the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum, the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum and the Altes Nationalgalerie. Don’t forget to do a small walk in the Lustgarten, a park on museum island.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Rijksmuseum, located in the city of Amsterdam, is a museum housing one of the most prestgious collection of classic Dutch art collection, from paintings to sculptures through decorative art. With nearly 200 exhibition halls; this is the largest museum in the Netherlands.