5 Art Trips in Europe for the Bucket List

Europe is literally a treasure trove of art with many cities boasting a collection of some of the greatest works of all time. From the museums and galleries of Florence to a convent in Madrid, here are some of the best European destinations for unforgettable art trips.

Where to go: Florence
Must-see attractions: One of the closest things to an art lover’s paradise, Florence has plenty of attractions to offer to art lovers and the curious alike. Don’t even think of visiting the city without dropping by at the Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia. Take a stroll at Boboli Gardens, go for a walking tour of the city, and don’t forget to squeeze in a visit to as many museum and galleries as you can.

Where to go: Paris
Must-see attractions: Home to world renowned museums like The Louvre, Paris is a city that begs to be explored again and again. Some of the City of Light’s unmissable art-centric attractions include the Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Rodin, Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée National du Moyen-Age-Thermes de Cluny, and more.

Where to go: Vatican City
Vatican City
Must-see attractions: Explore the thirteen museums of Vatican City and see some of the world’s most amazing artworks not to mention the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Some of the must-sees you would not want to miss are the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Gallery of the Statues, the four Raphael Rooms, and the Spiral Staircase among others.

Where to go: Amsterdam
Must-see attractions: Visit the Rijksmuseum and discover the vast collection of works produced during the Dutch Golden Age. Other museums that should be on your list include the Foam, Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum), Rembrandthuis, Stedelijk Museum, CoBrA Museum of Modern Art, and the Van Gogh Museum.

Where to go: Milan
Must-see attractions: The Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican convent that serves as home to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Other places to visit are the Duomo, Pinacoteca di Brera, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museum of the 20th Century, and the Triennale Design Museum.