There is no shortage of interesting cities you can visit in Europe, but which ones are the best for art enthusiasts? Even in this category, you will find plenty of cities worth visiting and the ones you decide to visit will depend on your personal preference and the kind of experience you wish to have. There are a ton of places in Europe housing world-class art and it can take you weeks, or months to explore. Let’s check out some of the best European cities for art lovers.

Florence, Italy

Art lovers will find Florence to be an endless maze of opportunities, the city that is considered the cradle of Italian Renaissance. You can check out the architectural masterpiece known as the Florence Duomo that looms over the city and is the first domed building since antiquity. You can marvel at Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus and take a look at Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture. The Academia Gallery and the Uffizi Galleries should also be on your list when you visit Florence.

Paris, France

Known as the world’s art capital, Paris has expansive museums to offer, along with incredible Medieval monuments. The cutting-edge art galleries will keep you transfixed. Tour the Louvre and take a firsthand look at Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, or you can spend your time at the Musee D’Orsay, soaking in the Impressionist masterpieces. The Centre Pompidou is another museum for you to amble through.

London, United Kingdom

One of the vacation spots for museum-goers is none other than London. The state-run museums in the city are free of cost. You can view the British Museum’s Elgin Marbles and Rosetta’s stone before hopping over to the Tate Modern for works by Andy Warhol and Duchamp. The best part about London is that you do not need to stay indoors when you wish to explore art. You can see the works of some of the leading street artists today when you take a stroll through the popular Shoreditch district.

Rome, Italy

Rome is the city where you can experience the magic of the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and walk in the shadows of the gladiators and Julius Caesar. The Italian capital will keep you coming back for more, whether it is the opulent Trevi Fountain that hooks you, or the archaeological masterpiece in the form of the Colosseum. The Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum and the Vatican Museums should also be on your list of places to visit.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the city to visit for all Van Gogh fanatics where you will find the Van Gogh Museum full of the acclaimed painter’s artwork. The Rijksmuseum is another must-see place, which opened in 1798 and receives millions of visitors. It showcases works of artists like Frans Hals, Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Berlin, Germany

This city has a unique history that offers you important artifacts from ancient Greece and Babylonia at the Pergamon Museum. There are various foundations and galleries in Berlin that offer you 21st-century art to explore. Your visit to Berlin will not be complete without checking out the East Side Gallery, as it is where art transformed into a symbol of freedom during the era of the Berlin wall.

What are you waiting for? Get your passport ready and start planning your trip to these European cities to explore and enjoy art.

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