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Europe’s Top 10 Museums

Explore Europe's history and culture in these 10 incredible museums.

There is nothing better in Europe than stepping into an amazing museum, rich with culture, history and art. Today at Skyscanner we take a look at Europe’s Top 10 Museums!

1. The Louvre

Paris’ famous museum is also a beloved national landmark and home to pieces from prehistoric times all the way up to modern times. Pro Tip: the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum, so be prepared for long waits to get inside.

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2. The Rijksmuseum

This incredible museum is located in Amsterdam, where it has been located since 1808. With the recent renovations, the museum is one of Europe’s most modern and beautiful locations to see art and culture. Pro Tip: this museum is full of art from some of the most incredible Dutch painters of all time, including Vermeer, Rembrandt and more. Take your time and see it all!

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3. The National Gallery

London’s famed museum in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is one of the best tourist attractions in the entire United Kingdom. Pro Tip: there is so much amazing art in the National Gallery that it would be well worth it to visit it twice…good thing admission is free!

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4. Gallerie dell’ Accademia

This beautiful museum is located in the Italian city of Venice, right on the banks of the Grand Canal. Home to many pieces of pre-19th century art, the museum is one of the best collections of Italian paintings in all of Europe.

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5. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

This museum is located in Lisbon, Portugal, and has one of the best sculpture gardens of any museum in the world. It also has incredible pieces from many different cultures, including Egyptian, Islamic, Roman, and Greek art.

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6. Vatican Museums

Vatican City has much more than just the Sistine Chapel for those coming to see the city’s incredible art. Masterpieces from some of the best artists to ever live can be seen throughout the museums of the city.

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7. Museum Island

A collection of 5 museums located in Berlin, Museum Island has something for everyone!

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8. The Serralves Museum

This museum in Porto, Portugal, is one of the top contemporary art museums in all of the world. Pro Tip: the museum’s park is a living piece of art itself, be sure to take a walk down Liquidambar Lane!

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9. Musée National d’Art Moderne

Europe’s largest modern art museum is located in Paris and is an incredible collection of paintings, sculptures and more.

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10. The Acropolis Museum

Athens’ Acropolis Museum is routinely voted as one of the world’s top museums, and for good reason: it is not only a legendary venue, but it also houses some of the world’s best pieces of art. From incredible statues to amazing paintings and frescos to so much more, the Acropolis is an incredible museum that should be a bucket list destination for all.

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