What are the Best Art Museums in Europe?

To create a list like this is a most subjective affair. No doubt about it, each one listed below could probably qualify as an “institution” of art, and quite possibly even be considered “bastions” of art. With the exception of the Van Gogh museum and maybe the Tate Modern, each represents a collection of principally classic works of art predating the impressionist movement of the mid 1800’s. Hopefully, you get to visit them all.


The Can’t Miss, Gotta Go, Must See Museums of Europe
Name Location Masterpieces in Collection Website
Louvre Paris Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo Visit Site>>
Vatican Museums Rome Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Pieta Visit Site>>
The British Museum London Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone, Magna Carta Visit Site>>
Tate Modern London Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Warhol Visit Site>>
National Gallery London Van Gogh, Monet, Titian, Botticelli Visit Site>>
Galleria dell' Accademia Florence Michelangelo’s David and his Prisoners Visit Site>>
Uffizi Florence Botticelli’s Venus, Da Vinci, Michelangelo Visit Site>>
Prado Madrid Velasquez, Goya, El Greco Visit Site>>
Guggenheim Bilbao Jeff Koons Puppy, Serra’s Snake, Holzer LED Visit Site>>
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam The Largest Collection of his work on Planet Earth Visit Site>>
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Rembrandt’s Nightwatch, several Vermeers Visit Site>>
Hermitage St. Petersburg World’s Largest Art Collection Visit Site>>