The 11 Top European Museums & Art Treasures

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<p>Monet. Vermeer. Leonardo. Rembrandt. Picasso. Michelangelo . . . and the list goes on. Master painters and sculptors have been part of Europe’s heritage for centuries, and many of their well-preserved pieces can be still be appreciated today. Our list covers all the top art sights, from expansive state museums to one special book. Be sure to read the full reviews for insider tips on how to beat the crowds at these popular sights. </p>  <p>What’s your favorite piece of European art? Share your experiences in the comments below.</p>

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partout on May 26, 2011 at 5:01:22 PM EDT

Another person puzzled by omission of the Hermitage!

am_expat on May 25, 2011 at 1:39:45 PM EDT

No Hermitage? Seems like a major oversight.

beatriced on May 25, 2011 at 10:51:41 AM EDT

My favorite is Piero della Fraancesca's Pregnant Madonna near Arezzo, and tied for second are Michelangelo's David and the two wooden statues that together portray the Annunciation in St Augustine's church in San Gimignano. But the best way to see all the wonders of Tuscany is to skip the hotels and book a week or more in a quiet place in the country, for a peaceful refuge after the bustle of the towns! Stay some place central and forage from there!

spbarca on May 20, 2011 at 2:22:04 PM EDT

I thought the comment was directed toward each picture. Turns out thats not the case. The original comment was directed towards the Louvre. As a lover of Spain and its art, I must reccommend El Prado. Incredible. Truly.

spbarca on May 20, 2011 at 2:19:35 PM EDT

A lovely museum, but a bit anti-climatic. While the Angel of Victory is quite breathtaking the Mona Lisa leaves much to be desired.

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