Top 10 Biggest Galleries in the World

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Galleries are the places where you can feel the history and art. They are the largest repositories of real exhibitions of history, material and spiritual culture. These are the places where you can emerge with some ancient times and become a part of a history. In this post, we have prepared a list of the largest custodians of priceless artifacts of art, culture, and history over many years. Read further to know more!

Uffizi Gallery

It is one of the richest museums of European fine art. There you can find artworks of famous painters (Caravaggio, da Vinci, etc.) of all the epochs, painting streams, and techniques.

The Hermitage

It is the greatest artistic and cultural-historical locations in the world, which was originally built as a place for a private collection of the queen. The modern museum is a large complex consisting of 5 buildings. The exposition of the gallery demonstrates the progress in world art from the Stone Age to the end of the XX century.

Louvre

It is one of most diverse galleries in the world boasting of a rich history of collecting fiction and historical relics from the time of the Capetian dynasty to the present day. It covers an area of ​​about 160 thousand square meters – all covering 58 470 exhibits in one place. It can simply be called a universal museum since its collections cover enormous geographical and temporal areas. The art of Europe, Africa, America, and Oceania is exhibited in Louvre.

Prado Museum

This Madrid museum is believed to be the largest gallery showcasing European fine art. It presents a collection of paintings, pieces of art, and crafts by masters of Spain, Italy, and other European nations. Among the most famous collections exposed there are the ones of Bosch, Velasquez, Goya, Murillo, Surbarana, and El Greco.

National Gallery of Art

It was founded by the country congress to expose the great collections of Andrew William Mellon, Lessing J. Rosenwald, and Semoele Henry Cressa. Over 2000 paintings, pieces of art, and porcelain products have been also exposed there. The gallery covers one of the most varied art collections in the world presenting artworks of famous masters from the whole world.

Berlin Gallery

The Berlin gallery today exposes one of the most diverse collections of European artworks of the XIII-XVIII centuries. It covers the artworks by such genius as Durer and Holbein, the colorful Baldung Grin, Schonauer, and Cranach. However, the pride of the Berlin exposition is the halls of the Renaissance of Italy and the Netherlands.

Basel Art Museum

It is the most powerful magnet of the Public Art Collection, which invariably attracts art lovers from all over the world. The gallery covers the largest collection of artworks of the Holbein family in the world.

City Gallery of Prague

Although being a relatively “young” museum, it is extremely popular with visitors from all over the world.  The gallery exposes a lot of outstanding artworks by many famous painters. The idea of ​​the city gallery was born in 1863, but the museum was built 100 years later. At that time, the Czech artists had their vivid thread flared in the motley Austrian culture. Then Czech national art declared itself in full voice.

Royal Art Gallery

Royal Art Gallery in the Netherlands is a place art fans should definitely visit. It exposes works by famous artists. Among the many glorious names are the four most important for the Dutch art – Jan Stin, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johann Vermeer. You can see their works in the famous museum.

Whether you are an art fan or an ordinary tourist, our top 10 rating will guide you on the museums and galleries you should definitely visit!