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Museums Everyone Should Visit

Updated on February 3, 2016

Feel Within The Art

The museum can be not only a treasure trove of art, but also a beautiful architectural object. To visit creative museums is always considered a respectable thing. Collections of various objects, books, clothes and all sorts of things from different eras fascinate today millions of visitors. But there are museums whose architecture are the undisputed masterpieces of world art.

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Better known as Met, it is one of the most important museums in the world and the most top rated one. It opened for the first time in 1872 and has three million works of art and objects from different cultures and different historical periods; Egyptian, African, Asian, Oceania, Middle East, Byzantine as well as Islamic art. But with the permission of MoMa, the Met also has an area devoted to modern art including more than 10,000 works of art mostly by European and American artists.

One of its peculiarities is called Cloisters, which gives a very genuine air, including stained glass windows and medieval tapestries.

2. Louvre, Paris

It is one of the most visited museums of art in the world, famous for its masterpieces especially the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Seated Scribe. In the Louvre we can also see Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, painting that has become an icon and the image representing the French Revolution, jewelry, or the spectacular Victory of Samothrace.

3. The Prado Museum, Madrid

The visit to the PradoMuseum can deal a day, so it is convenient to have a clear idea which works you are going to see, not to get lost in the halls and succumb extremely crowded places. In the museum you can admire the masterpieces of Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and El Greco.

4. British Museum, London

To visit the BritishMuseum is an experience, a time travel that gives us the great artistic jewels of history. The part dedicated to the history of Ancient Egypt is the most visited area, for its collection of mummies and pharaonic treasures.

The British Museum would be considered something like the Louvre, as many of his works come from the days of the colonies and European domination, so we must not be surprised to see whole temples, stone by stone brought from distant Greece and marvel at art collected in a single enclosure.

The building is a dignity itself, and although it is almost impossible to pass without looking, it is highly recommended to stop for a moment to rest in the Great Court of Elizabeth II and enjoy its spectacular dome overlooking the sky.

5. Palace of Versailles

The palace is located in the former royal residence of Versailles, with its rich neighborhood where spectacular mansions are swirling around the majestic palace, as if it were a court.

Its splendor was maintained during the reign of Louis XIV and that of Louis XV. The museum of the history of France is now in the wings of the palace. In the central part you can visit many of the private apartments and rooms of the royal family.

6. National Gallery, London

It is the main art museum in London. Located on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the museum has an important collection of European works ranging from 1250 to 1900. It stands to exhibit masterpieces from the entire history of Western art. You can see through its collections the evolution of the early Renaissance to Post-Impressionism pictorial styles.

7. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

The Tokyo National Museum was founded in 1872. It is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. It is indeed the first reference to get into the Asian and Japanese art. It also has some of the Heiseikan gallery devoted to Japanese archeology.

8. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

It is a palace in Florence, which has one of the oldest and most famous art collections in the world. It was one of the first modern museums. For years the Uffizi palace served for storing parts of the magnificent art collection of the Medici family.

9. Museum of Anthropology, Mexico

It is the most important museum in Mexico and Latin America that exhibits and preserves the archaeological heritage of the peoples of Mesoamerica. Among the most emblematic pieces is the "Stone of the Sun" monolith, the oldest one preserved in Mexican culture. Has 24 showrooms, 23 of which are permanent and for temporary exhibitions

10. The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The HermitageMuseum is one of the substantial museums in the world. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg between Palace Square and the NevaRiver, the Hermitage occupies several connected buildings and is a real labyrinth that overflows with art. They say that within about three million works of art of all times are kept, from antiquity to the early twenty-first century. It is considered that the beginning of the museum dates back to 1764 when a German businessman paid his debt to Catherine II with artwork. Thus began the accumulation of artistic heritage that all imperial Romanov family.

The WinterPalace, which became a museum in 1922, was the main residence of the Tsars for two centuries.

Visiting a museum is not an easy thing as many of us can think, because it can leave unforgettable impressions on people and balance their lives either appropriately or just the opposite.

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