Set sail on Europe’s high seas with a cruise. Explore the water and coastal destinations of one of Europe’s many cruise options, from big luxury cruise lines to chartering a small fishing boat.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Emperor Franz Joseph built the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to house the fabulous imperial collections of the Habsburgs. Its exquisite treasures include the world’s largest collection of works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the newly reopened Kunstkammer, and a grand staircase featuring paintings by Gustav Klimt.
National Gallery – Veletrzni Palace, Prague
The functionalist Veletržní palace is home to a wealth of Czech, Slovak and Western art. Czech art is displayed alongside its impressive international collection, bringing out the unique qualities of the Slavic nation’s artistic temperament. Works include the Slav Epic, a cycle of 20 large canvases by Alfons Mucha.
The iconic glass pyramid, Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile, Napoleon’s repository, all these signify the world’s most famous art museum. With a vast collection that spans the ages, the Louvre deserves its reputation as one of the world’s foremost museums. Additionally, the Louvre-Lens project is advancing, with more works being put on display at the Louvre-Lens museum in Northern France.
Uffizi gallery, Florence
The Uffzi Gallery, which translates into English as “the offces gallery,” is so much more than the name suggests. It’s collection of Renaissance paintings includes numerous world-renowned examples, such as works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.
Following an extensive renovation, April 2013 sees the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by Queen Beatrix. The Rijksmuseum is both an art and a history museum located in Amsterdam’s museum square. Celebrated works by Dutch Masters are what draws in the crowds with works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer on display.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenikan liked to refer to the unique pieces of art in his collection as his “children.” Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian businessman whose passion for art led him to have one of the worlds’ most admired collections. His special collection ranges from antiquity to the 20th Century.
Nationalmuseum is located on the waterfront of the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. As the Swedish government’s most expensive cultural investment, the Nationalmuseum houses a multifaceted collection of art, which naturally includes a great collection of work by the Swedish artists Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Anders Zorn.
Europe is home to a fascinating array of museums, devoted to every subject imaginable. From Vikings in the north, broken relationships in Croatia to vampires in Brasov. Here is the lowdown on Europes original and unusual museums.
Some of Europe’s oldest and most iconic places are in its humblest buildings. Monasteries and abbeys are sprinkled throughout the countries and make for a somber and unforgettable experience. From ancient abbeys in Italy to majestic monasteries in Austria, browse this gallery for a better look at them all.
Europe is full of iconic sites and landmarks. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to flower fields of the Netherlands, there’s always something new and exciting to see. In this gallery, you’ll find just some of the must-see landmarks scattered throughout Europe in this gallery. Get to know a little about them here so you know which ones to add to your trip itinerary.
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