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Top 5 Museums in Europe

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Planning a vacation in Europe and try to get the list of targets visited the major museums? Here are some of the most fascinating and most visited museums in Europe.

Louvre Museum

Louvre is the biggest and most visited in the world. This is a historic moment and is with Eifel Tower, a symbol of Paris.

The museum was opened on 10 august 1793, with an exhibition of 537 paintings. Due to architectural problems, the building was closed from 1796 until 1801, but later the museum was open because King Napoleon, as the Napoleon Museum. After he was defeated at Waterloo, many parts of the museum were returned to their owners.

At this point, the Louvre there are 8 different departments, including Egyptian antiques, antiques Roman, Islamic art, sculpture, decorative art, paintings, prints, etc.


Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is the most important and most famous museum in Florence, and one of the most important cultural centers in Europe. It was built between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative bodies of Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici. Thus, Ufizzi building was built by Duke instructions, by the architect Giorgia Vasari.

Uffizi Gallery holds the largest collection of Renaissance art. In large part, these works of art have been purchase by the Medici family in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, houses a collection of over three million works of art.

Here you can see famous art pieces that belonged to artists such as Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, Van Dongen, Pissarro and Picasso.

The museum was founded in 1764 at the request of Catherine the Great, and currently only five percent of museum collections may be exposed to the public.


National Gallery of London

National Gallery in London hosts over 2300 paintings from each high school European painting from the 13th century until the 19th century. While here you can see the art in the true sense of the word, entrance to the museum has always been and will remain free for everyone.

When opened, the museum had only 36 paintings donated by banker John Julius Angerstein in 1824.


Prado Museum

Located in Madrid, Spain, Prado Museum contains one of the most interesting collections of European art from the 14th century until the early 19th century.

Although initially it was founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, Prado contains an impressive collection of over 5,000 paintings, 2,000 posters, 1,000 coins and 2,000 decorative objects and works of art.