EUROPE MUSEUM MANIA
Europe’s most precious artifacts reside in her museums; nearly every city houses a sculpture, a painting, or a relic recognized the world over. London (151) is packed with artistic gems, not least of which are the imperialist spoils at the Brit ish Museum and the striking Tate Modem Gallery. On the other side of the Chan nel, Paris (293) is equally well-stocked although you could spend half your life at the Louvre, you’d have to take some breaks to visit the Musee d’Orsay, the Musee Rodin, and the endearingly garish Pompidou Centre. For museums designed with as much artistic inspiration as their collections, try Spain’s Guggen heim Museum in Bilbao (951), and the Dali Museum in Figueres (939). Madrid (908) preserves the world’s largest collection of paintings in the Prado, while the Reina Sofia shelters Picasso’s overpowering Guernica.
Florence was the home of the Renaissance and still retains many of its masterworks in the Uffizi and the Accademia. The Vatican Museum in Rome (626) houses the Sistine Chapel and other priceless works. Celebrate Germany’s remaining stretch of the Wall. Munich (492) boasts the technological Deutsches Museum and the twin Pinakotheks; if those don’t raise your spirits, try Hamburg’s Erotic Art Museum (460). The biggest sin you could commit in Amsterdam (767) would be to overlook the Rijksmuseum and the van Gogh Museum. Budap est’s Museum of Fine Arts houses little-seen but nonetheless spectacular works by Raphael, Rembrandt, and the rest of the usual suspects (1013).
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