The Kunsthistorisches Museum was built over a 20-year period, between 1871 and 1891. The filigree ceilings, the stunning materials, and the tasteful decor is really something to see. I kept catching myself staring at the ceiling or the beautiful columns, instead of the artwork in front of me. Here you'll find the Habsburg collections, the most important of which are the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, adorned with huge bundles of papyrus, columns, Egyptian wall decorations, windows and other ornaments. But the collection of Greek and Roman antiquities is also well worth a visit, as is the gallery with works by Brueguel, Vermeer, Sanzio, Tintoretto and many other masters from the 15-19th centuries.