Vienna is a city with a vibrant arts scene. Around the city, you can find plenty of art museums, and one must-see museum is The Albertina. The building is located right in the heart of the city, a short walk from other popular attractions like the Opera House, The Hofburg Imperial Palace, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Albertina used to be a residence of Habsburg archdukes and archduchesses. Today it is an art museum, but you can still visit 20 of the rooms in the palace which have been restored to look at how they previously were during Habsburg Dynasty.
Each room is exquisite with ornate wall decorations, furniture, and chandeliers! The grandest of the rooms, is the Hall Of Mirrors, a long room in pale yellow with chandeliers everywhere and beautiful statues. It was my absolute favourite space in the museum!
Inside The Albertina, there is an extraordinary collection of art with art from art superstars like Monet, Picasso, Degas, Cezanne, Klimt, Munch, and Lichtenstein! One of the most iconic paintings you’ll find in the gallery is one of Monet’s water lilies paintings.
Admission to the gallery is 16 euros, or if you have the Vienna City Card, it is only 14 euros. Due to the amount of artwork inside, you will want to allow between 1-3 hours to view the museum depending on how long you spend viewing each artwork. Once you are done, I suggest you stop by Figlmueller where you can get the best schnitzel in Vienna.