When travelling in Europe, there are a lot of things to see and do. But if you are a real Art Enthusiast, don’t forget to check out the best galleries on your trip. Home of ancient masterpieces to modern arts, here are the 5 must-see art galleries featured by Tourboks.

 

1. The Louvre, Paris, France

Louvre needs little introduction as this glass pyramid landmark is the paradise of all art lovers. Being the home of Mona Lisa, the museum hosts nearly 35,000 art works from prehistory to the 21st century in an area of 60,600 square meters. The legendary architecture and treasures from all over the world make Louvre the most famous gallery not just in France but in the world.

Address: Louvre Museum, 75001 Paris, France

 

2. The Tate Britain and the Tate Modern, London, UK

Tate Britain is the home to various historic British art, as well as contemporary works. It is a gallery not to be missed if you are in London for the first time and want a comprehensive overview of all the British talents in the field of art. Tate Modern, as its name suggests, offers a more in-depth focus on modern art.  The 7-floor gallery will take tourists to the surreal dreamland and back again.

     

    Tate Britain’s address: Millbank, London, SW1P, England, UK                                            Tate Modern’s address: Bankside, London SE1, England, UK 

           [free admission, except for special exhibitions]                                                                                 [free admission, except for special exhibitions]

 

3. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

As an art enthusiast, you would definitely not miss out the chance to see Birth of Venus, Venus of Urbino, Madonna of the Goldfinch and many more first-handedly. The Uffizi Gallery would enchant visitors with all the renowned art works and the sizeable collection!

Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122, Florence, Italy

 

4. The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

If you’re a Van Gogh lover, the Van Gogh Museum in his mother country is a must-see when you are in Amsterdam. The Museum exhibits over 200 paintings, 500 drawings of Van Gogh as well as works of other artists from the Impressionism and Postimpressionism periods, making it one of the top attractions in town.

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

5. The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

Named for Spanish Queen Sofía, the Reina Sofia Museum is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art, mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Combining Madrid City sightseeing with a visit to Reina Sofia Museum, make the most out of Madrid! Or simply get yourself a Madrid Card and get free entry to more than 50 museums and monuments in Madrid, including Reina Sofia Museum, Prado National Museum, Thyssen – Bornemisza Museum and Royal Palace!

Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain