Today we invite you to discover together the many European museums that we consider to be on the list of the most important tourist destinations visit. You can get to experience the past, present and perhaps even the future in these amazing museums that we suggest you visit whenever you go on a holiday to any of these beautiful European countries.
The Salvador Dali museum is located in Spain, only 40 km from the border with France. Opened in 1974, it was built on the ruins of the old theater in Figueres. The museum will surprise you as soon as you arrive, with both its surreal architecture and the living colors on the façade, which is covered with shapes that resemble gigantic eggs.
The museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s surreal works (1904-1989) and a complete museum depicting the artist’s life, offering visitors a truly unique and exciting experience. The Figueres Theater Museum Collection allows you to travel in the great fantasy world created by Salvador Dali, who is considered the greatest surrealist painter next to Picasso and Miro.
The museum embodies his first artistic experiences – surrealism, mysticism and his huge passion for science. The visit here will be a unique experience in which you’ll get to see many of the painter’s amazing works.
As Dali himself said, “It’s obvious that other worlds exist, that’s certain; but, as I’ve already said in many other occasions, these other worlds are inside ours, they reside on earth and are precisely at the centre of the dome of the Dalí Museum, which contains the new, unsuspected and hallucinatory world of Surrealism.
Madame Tussauds is actually a chain of waxworks museums with 14 worldwide subsidiaries. The London one was first opened in 1835 and is, according to statistics, the most visited tourist destination after the London Eye.
What can you see at Madame Tussauds London?
The Madame Tussauds Museum in London includes a collection of over 300 wax statues, from historical personalities, singers, actors, scientists and even members of the royal family. The building is divided into 14 different hotspots and includes the famed Haunted House, where you can see the famous killers of the past 200 years. There are also 11 Star Wars dedicated rooms and a section dedicated to Sherlock Holmes.
The Rijksmuseum Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most impressive European museums: through its impressive architecture and size, and the fact that you will find here some of the most important painting collections in Europe.
The trip through the museum’s rooms is like a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, which allows you to experience the history of Holland and Europe presented in an international context, as a four-storey calendar and 80 rooms full of works of art.
The Rijksmuseum’s garden features a relaxing place for those who want to enjoy a cup of coffee after admiring the countless exhibits, and in the museum shop you can buy souvenirs to remind you of Amsterdam.
The Prado Museum is one of the most important tourist attractions in Madrid, and if you did not have a serious reason to visit the capital of Spain, this just might be it.
The Prado Museum is a truly world-class museum that houses a collection of over 5000 paintings, rivaling even with the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris . Here you can see most of the famous Spanish paintings dating from the fourteenth century until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Besides, the superb painting gallery gives the Prado Museum an important international reputation. Here is the most important gallery of the works of the most important Spanish painters, Diego Velazquez (including “Las Meninas”) and Francisco Goya. The collection also includes Italian, Flemish, French, British and German paintings, as well as neoclassical sculptures.
The Hermitage Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in St. Petersburg and one of the most prestigious museums in the world, and for those of you who choose to spend at least a city break in St. Petersburg, we strongly recommend you to visit it. Its impressive collection of more than 3 million exhibits encompasses from impressive masterpieces to true oriental treasures.
A study says every tourist would need 11 years to digitally view each exhibit for a minute, so we recommend you choose to see the museum with a guide so you can see the most important pieces of the impressive collection .
The Louvre Museum in Paris is probably the most famous museum in the world, with a collection that contains the most important French and international works. The Louvre was the former royal palace and residence of the kings of France, built as a medieval fortress and where most of France’s kings lived.
The 60,000-square-meter luxury buildings house more than 30,000 works of art, including masterpieces of German art and Dutch paintings dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries, French paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century and Italian paintings from the eleventh to the eighteenth century.
In the Louvre Museum you will find a rich collection of artifacts, including ancient Greek writings and Mesopotamian artifacts. Here you can also enjoy French crown jewels and classic French furnishings.
Some of the most famous works of art in the Louvre include the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the great masterpiece “The Wedding of Cana” painted in 1563, and the Venus de Milo, a statue dating back to the second century BC. In addition you can here a huge collection of neo-classical statues dating from the 18th century.