Choose from a wide range of museums that Europe is difficult because of the quality and quantity of galleries. Many of them have some of the most important artworks in the history of mankind so prolific periods dating back to ancient civilizations like Egyptian, Greek or Roman.
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The 5 essential museums are:
Egyptian Museum Berlin
If you want to marvel at the perfection and beauty of the bust of Queen Nefertiti, you have to travel to Egypt but to Berlin. The Berlin museum has a collection of Egyptian art in the world. Another of the jewelry that’s worth a visit is the portrait of Queen Tiy and the so-called Berlin Green Head ‘, held in 500 BC and which owes its name to the green color of the stone.
As in the British Museum, the monument of Egyptian architecture is evident in the German Museum, which exhibits one of the magnificent gates of the Temple of Kalabsha and columns of the temple of the pyramid of King Sahure, from 2400 BC approx. In Berlin, the cultural activity is overwhelming and very diverse.
The British Museum houses for present and future one of the most important collections of antiquities in the world. It’s very interesting to visit the exhibitions in Greece and Rome, where you can see the Elgin Marbles and the area devoted to Egypt, especially the galleries of Egyptian funerary archeology, where the major exhibition of mummies.
Museo Nacional del Prado:
Undoubtedly one of the largest art galleries in the world, including the time of its opening in 1819 was one of the first public art museums. The museum is the result, firstly, Mood collector of the monarchy and the church, from which almost all its funds, and secondly, of Enlightenment thinking which promoted its creation.
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The museum is well worthy of a couple of days to visit, but as usual the traveler does not have much time, we recommend some of the key works that inhabit the museum. It is essential to visit the legacy of Velázquez, with its highest expression in Las Meninas, The Spinners and the Surrender of Breda. The genius of El Greco works hand man in the chest and the Adoration of the Magi. Goya’s genius to work as the May 3, 1808 or the Nude Maja, to name a few.
Both the Italian and Flemish art have a wide representation in El Prado with works such as The Garden of Earthly Delights Bosch, The Three Graces by Rubens and works by Titian and Tintoretto.
Louvre Museum in Paris:
Real strength of public building. The exterior of the Louvre monumentality not disappoint when we get lost in their rooms. This is another example of the incredible amount of Greek and Egyptian heritage ripped from their countries to be brought to Europe in the colonial era. The Louvre contains more than 6000 works of art, among them the famous painting of the Mona Lisa, where the flashes in the style of Hollywood stars, just let us see the tiny canvas. Egyptian and Roman art occupies a large part of the extension of the museum and are essential on a first visit.
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Van Gogh Museum:
We can not leave Amsterdam without visiting the museum one of the great masters of painting. The museum consists of two buildings. The original building is the work of Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) and was opened in 1973. The museum has more than 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, of all periods of creation, and about 400 drawings. Among the major works displayed are “The Potato Eaters,” “The bedroom at Arles” ‘and a version of “Sunflowers.” The museum has custody of most of the letters of Vincent van Gogh. The collection of works by artists of the nineteenth century initiated by Theo van Gogh has been augmented with funds from the foundation, so the museum features works by artists such as Denis, Gauguin, Israëls, Jongkind, Manet, Mauve, Millet, Monet , Pissarro, Puvis de Chavannes, Redon, Seurat, Signac, Alma-Tadema, Bernard, Boulanger, Breton, Caillebotte, Courbet, Couture, Daubigny, Toulouse-Lautrec and many more …
These are some of the largest showrooms in Europe, but the offer is incredibly broad and specialist in Europe.