10 Must-See Museums in Europe

  1. 1. Atelier des Lumières - Paris, France

    The Atelier des Lumières combines digital and traditional art to create an immersive museum experience. With 140 laser video projectors and 50 audio speakers playing throughout the exhibition space, the Atelier is Paris's first digital art museum

  2. 2. Uffizi Gallery - Florence, Italy

    Residing in the city of Renaissance, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most popular tourist sites in the world. The gallery houses many works of famous painters including those of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt, just to name a few.

  3. 3. British Museum - London, United Kingdom

    The British Museum is truly a historical artifact in itself, being one of the first buildings to have electric lighting. The museum's permanent collection, with about 8 million works, is one of the most extensive in the world and is still continuing to grow today.

  4. 4. Louvre - Paris, France

    Not only is the Louvre the most visited museum in the world, but it's also the biggest. The museum is so big, in fact, that it's impossible to see the entirety of the museum in one day. When you do visit though, make sure to keep an eye out for the Mona Lisa.

  5. 5. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - Humlebæk, Denmark

    The Louisiana Museum showcases some of the most eye-catching artworks by contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Pipilotti Rist. The modern Danish architecture of the museum along with its sculpture garden are definitely a sight to see.

  6. 6. State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia

    Considered the second largest museum in the world, the Hermitage Museum consists of the Winter Palace and its precincts, which were once home to Russian emperors. With its vibrant paint and gold accents, the large estate is hard to miss.

  7. 7. Vatican Museums - Vatican City

    This sacred place is home of the Sistine Chapel. Detailed paintings cover the walls and ceilings everywhere you go. Just make sure to cover up your shoulders and legs, since the Vatican has a very strict dress code.

  8. 8. Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    As the name would suggest, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Van Gogh's works. Here, you can see some of the most famous painting in art history, including Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Almond Blossom.

  9. 9. Museum Island - Berlin, Germany

    Germany's Museum Island refers to the northern part of the island that sits in the middle of the Spree River. Museum Island actually consists of five museums, with a sixth one opening later this year.

  10. 10. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - Bilbao, Spain

    Within the Guggenheim's strange building is even stranger art. If this building looks familiar to you, it may be because the architect behind the Guggenheim, Frahnk Gehry, was also responsible for the design of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.