Kunsthistorisches Museum - Kunsthistorisches Museum information and pictures
Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum)
was opened in 1891 by Emperor Franz Joseph I . Its twin Naturhistorisches Museum
was opened simultaneously. The identical buildings of the museums are situated opposite from each other across the Maria-Theresien-Platz. The massive buildings were developed between 1872 and 1891. Kunsthistorisches Museum was designed to provide accommodation of the vast art collection of the Habsburgs. The museum has a rectangular shape with large 60 meter dome and sandstone façade.
Kunsthistorisches Museum is richly decorated with stucco ornamentations, marble, gold-leaf and paintings and gives the visitor a sense of vast wealth and abundance.
The museum is proud for housing one of the largest art collections in the world. It has Egyptian, Roman and Greek Art as well as many paintings from the German Renaissance. Kunsthistorisches Museum houses such works of art like the "Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress" by Velázquez, "Madonna in Green" by Raffaello and “Tower of Babel" by Pieter Brueghel.
Where is Kunsthistorisches Museum: Maria Theresien-Platz
How to get to Kunsthistorisches Museum: U-Bahn: U2/ Museumsquartier or Volkstheater
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM (Coin cabinet closes at 6 PM)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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