FREE Museum Destinations in Europe

Not many people place the words travel and education in the same category since travelling is usually associated with relaxation, but it is just a matter of finding a museum that suits you. It’s even more enjoyable when you can see legitimate evidence right in front of you and most importantly, all free!

From art to history museums, go watch your school textbooks come to life and make your own interpretations of what’s right in front of you without having to spend a dime.

1. LONDON, ENGLAND

The historical British capital is home to numerous gratuitous museums. With impressive and extravagant collections from the nation and from across the globe. Including one-of-a-kind pieces such as the Rosetta Stone, the Cat Mummies, Hoa Hakananai’a Moai Statue and many othersatthe British Museum.

London museums usually take Mondays off, so make sure to plan your museum visits accordingly.

2. PARIS, FRANCE

Paris shouldn’t just be a romantic destination for couples but also for young adults under the age of 25, since they can enter majority of the museums in the city for free. If this wasn’t motivation enough to visit the beautiful British capital, Paris also has an abundant selection of some of the most beautiful (and expensive) art pieces in the world. Which include pieces by French artists such as Geourges Braque, Henri Matisse and Édouard Vuillard.

3. ROME, ITALY

No free museum list would be complete without the ultimate outdoor museum city in the world. Just by strolling through the streets of Rome you will bump into ruins, statues, monuments, buildings, churches and of course, museums older than any person in the city. If you are a history admirer, make sure to visit this Roman capital and its beautiful museums.

4. MADRID, SPAIN

Spain is home to magnificent artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Goya, El Greco and many others, which also makes this European city an acclaimed art destination. With collections that are over two hundred years old, along with private pieces donated by the Spanish monarchy from the sixteenth and seventeenth century.

5. LISBON, PORTUGAL

As one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is full of timeless museums. Along with fascinating museums, the Portuguese capital also includes historical architectural landmarks such as the Torre de Belém. A masterpiece that combines the architectural styles, Gothic and Romanesque.

Madrid

Since the summer has officially ended, I hopped to Madrid for some extended summertime. Here I discovered the amazing El Rastro. What makes it so amazing? It is a 400 years old extensive flea market full of everything from clothes to furniture connected by the historical streets, alleys, and plazas of Ribera de Curtidores. Including beautiful paintings, unique collector’s items and Madrilenian goods such as the flaminca dress .

Even though it is very traditional, the market does not sell food, which is not a problem for those who go to the market during lunch or breakfast time since the market is surrounded by typical cafes and restaurants. Where you can leave the crowded market for some delicious salty or sweet croquettes, which is one of the many tapas. It can be filled with codfish, Iberian ham, caramel, chocolate or many other stuffings. They are perfect for any time of the day and any taste!

So if you happen to be in Madrid on a Sunday, don’t miss out on this experience to have an outdoors tour of the city by the locals and see how they spend the last day of the weekend.

Como o verão aqui na Europa tenha terminado oficialmente, eu dei uma puladinha em Madrid para um pouquinho mais de sol. Aqui eu descobri o mercado El Rastro. O que o faz tão incrível? É um mercado antigo de 400 anos, onde você pode encontrar de tudo de roupas á móveis, conectado por ruas, becos e praças históricos de Ribera de Curtidores. O mercado também inclui pinturas lindas antigas, peças de colecionadores, e bens Madrileños como o famoso vestido de flamenca.

Embora sendo muito tradicional, o mercado não vendo comida, o que não é problema para os que vão ao mercado during o café da manhã ou almoço para fazer algumas compras ao ar livre, porque o mercado e cercado por vários cafés e restaurantes típicos. Onde você pode deixar o agitado mercado por deliciosos croquetes de sal ou doce, que são uns dos vários tipos de tapas. Existem muitos tipos de croquete, como bacalhau, presunto Ibérico, doce de leite, chocolate e muitos outros enchimentos. Esses croquetes sã perfeitos para qualquer hora do dia e para qualquer gosto!

Então se você for passar um Domingo em Madrid, não perca essa experiência de passar um dia como os locais ao ar livre na cidade guiado pelos moradores, e ver como eles passam o último dia do final de semana.

Desde que el verano ha oficialmente terminado, escapé a Madrid para extender mi verano. Aquí descubrí El Rastro . ¿Qué lo hace tan amable? Es un extenso mercado y sitio de usados e antigüedades de 400 años, lleno de todo desde ropa hasta muebles. El mercado es conectado por las calles, callejón y plazas históricas de la Ribera de Curtidores. Incluye hermosas pinturas, artículos de colección y productos madrileños como el traje de flaminca.

Aunque es muy tradicional, el mercado no vende comida, lo que no es un problema para aquellos que van al mercado durante el desayuno o el almuerzo, porque está rodeado de bares y restaurantes. Donde se puede salir del agitado mercado para algunas deliciosas croquetas saladas, dulces o de frutas, que es una de las muchas tapas. A saber: bacalao, jamón ibérico, caramelo, chocolate o muchos otros rellenos. Son perfectos para cualquier momento del día y cualquier gusto!

Si estas en Madrid en un domingo, no te pierdas esta oportunidad de pasar un día como un local pasa su último día del fin de semana.