Europe is rich in cultural heritage. Europeans often care about their art and culture. That is why all across the Europe you would find multiple museums which protect their art and culture. When you’re visiting different countries in Europe, you would come across a lot of museums. You might not have the time to visit each and every museum. That is why today we would discuss top 3 museums of Europe.
1. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Even though this museum has been created in order to preserve the heritage but one look at the structure of the building would tell you that the construction is entirely modern. The architect was Frank Gehry who is famous for the way in which the contemporary architecture is used by him.
The total area of the museum is to 2,56,000 ft.≤ The museum opened in 1987. In a short period of time since then, it has become pretty famous due to the vast permanent collection which is present in the museum. It has some of the works by:
2. Louvre, France
This is actually the most popular museum in the world. It has been featured in a lot of books as well as movies. Also, it is one of the largest museums in the world as well. It is spread across an area of 6,50,000 ft.≤. Grounds of the museum itself have lot of architectural heritage. On this very ground, Philip II had built a fort.
After that date, it has been consistently used to display the royal heart and heritage collection. It gained the status of the museum during the French Revolution.
The current building which is famous all over the world was finished in 1989 and it was built by the American architect Ieoh Ming Pei. The class building which is famous all over the world is actually the entrance to the museum.
3. Musee d’Orsay, France
The museum itself was opened in 1986. However, the building which houses the museum was completed in 1900. It was being used as an train station. After being decommissioned, the 1st plan was to use the building as a hotel. In 1978, it was declared as a monument of historical importance and thereafter, the plans were created to use the building as a museum. It was created in order to capture the art which was created during the time between the art at Louvre and the modern art in a national museum.
The range of artwork which you can find in the museum currently ranges from the 1800s to the World War I era.
So, if you’re looking at the most popular museums in Europe, these are the 3 which you should definitely visit.