Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna
The Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century.
Numerous major art works of European art history, among them Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow," Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting," the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterworks by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto are housed in the paintings gallery. In the Collection of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, one finds rarities from the former art collections of the Habsburgs, and in the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection there are many treasures of important ancient cultures.
The architectural mirror image of the Museum of Fine Arts is the Museum of Natural History on the opposite side, which was also built according to designs by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer.