The Ultimate Guide To Masterpieces Of European Art


The European continent is full of amazing art, from the Renaissance period all the way through to today. If you’re looking for a guide on where to see some of Europe’s best masterpieces, check out this list:

The Ultimate Guide To Masterpieces Of European Art

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. It was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512.

The ceiling of this famous room was painted with scenes from Genesis on its vaulted ceiling and stories from Christian history on its walls. The scenes from Genesis include God Separating Light From Darkness; Creation Of Adam And Eve; God Telling Noah To Build An Ark; The Great Flood; Cain And Abel; Noah Drunk In His Tent After The Flood Has Ended; The Tower Of Babel (with people speaking different languages); Abraham Binding Isaac On Mount Moriah To Sacrifice Him To God (this scene has been removed because it showed cruelty towards children); Jacob Wrestling With A Man Who Turned Out To Be An Angel Of God (Jacob Wasn’t Hurt); Esau Returning Home With Famine Food For His Family After Trading His Birthright For Soup

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is in Paris, France. It’s the tallest structure in Paris and was built for the 1889 World’s Fair. It was originally supposed to be dismantled after 20 years but has since become a symbol of France.

The Eiffel Tower is made of steel, which makes it strong enough to withstand high winds and harsh weather conditions (like snow). The top level also rotates once every 45 minutes so that everyone can see all sides of it!

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It was painted in oil on poplar in 1504-1917 and is currently located at The Louvre, Paris.

The Acropolis

The Acropolis is a symbol of Greece. It’s one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and it was built in 5th century BC. The Acropolis has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1987.

The Acropolis is located in Athens, Greece, at the top of Panathenaic Hill (Greek: “Panathenaikon”). The name comes from ancient Greek words ‘akros’ meaning ‘highest point’ or ‘peak’. There are many things to do while visiting this historical site such as taking pictures with statues like Theseus or Poseidon; watching performances by musicians playing traditional instruments such as bagpipes or lyres; even trying on some traditional clothes from different eras!

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece and one of the most famous cathedrals in Europe. It took over 200 years to build, from 1163 to 1345, and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1981. The cathedral is also the most visited monument in France, with more than 14 million annual visitors (that’s more than 1/5th of France’s population!).

Notre Dame means “Our Lady”, referring to Mary–the mother of Jesus Christ–whose statue stands above the main entrance. This statue was created by Michelangelo during his time as an apprentice at age 22!

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage is a collection of art and culture that spans thousands of years. It’s the largest museum in the world and holds over 3 million works of art from all over Europe, Asia and Africa. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great as a way for her to show off her royal treasures from around Russia; she wanted people from other countries who visited her palace to see how impressive her collection was compared with theirs.

Today, it’s still considered one of Russia’s most popular tourist attractions; more than 6 million people visit each year!

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It’s known as “The Roof of Europe”, and it’s the highest peak in the Alps.

The name Matterhorn has been used since at least 1820; before that time, it was known as “Monte Cervino” or simply “Cervino”. The first ascent of this 4478 m (14 869 ft) high pyramid shaped peak was made by Edward Whymper on July 14th 1865 after several failed attempts by other climbers including Jean-Antoine Carrel and Jean-Baptiste Croz who both died during their attempts due to bad weather conditions.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria (Germany)

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the lavish construction cost with his personal wealth and private income from his kingdom.

The castle’s fame lies mainly in its association with Ludwig II who grew up there; he was inspired by it to create his own fantasy castles such as Neuschwanstein (New Swan Stone) Castle and Linderhof Palace which were based on Neuschwanstein’s designs but larger in scale and more elaborate in decoration.[2] The building has been open to tourists since 1892 (except during World War II), making it one of Europe’s most visited tourist attractions.

If you ever travel to Europe, these are the places you need to see.

If you ever travel to Europe, these are the places you need to see.

  • You can travel there on a budget. While it may seem like a daunting task, there are actually affordable flights from most major cities in the United States and Canada. If you’re looking for more ways to save money on your trip, consider staying at hostels or even camping!
  • There are plenty of affordable accommodations in Europe–and they’re not all hostels! Airbnb has listings all over Europe with prices ranging from $25-$75 per night (depending on location). You can also stay at hotels if that’s more up your alley–just make sure they have great reviews so nothing goes wrong while traveling abroad!


There are many other places to see in Europe, but these are the most iconic and memorable. If you ever make it over there, be sure to check them out!