Jun
17
2013

Top 10 Amazing Museums of the World

The museum is always a place of attraction for visitors in every country. The world has long list of museum and we had selected top 10 amazing museums of the world which you must see.

1. THE LOUVRE – Paris

A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000¬†objects from prehistory to the 21st ¬†century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.

2. THE HERMITAGE – ST. PETERSBURG


This museum largest collection of paintings in the world. It’s a amazing place, covering the history of the world from the Stone Age to present times, and especially impressive are the Golden Rooms with their golden gems.

3. THE BRITISH MUSEUM – London


This museum has millions of works of art from all over the world. Its galleries are devoted to Egypt, Greece, Roman civilization, Asia, Africa, and medieval Europe, tracing human history and culture. The highlight is the Elgin Marbles that once decorated the Parthenon in Athens.

4. THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM – Cairo


This is museum with most complete collection of Egyptian art in the world. Among the thousands of treasures are the famous artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

5. UFFIZI – Florence


This place has many master pieces and in work since 16th century , including marvelous Renaissance sculptures and Botticelli’s famous Birth of Venus, among other much-recognized masterworks of the Renaissance.

6. THE MET – METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART – New York


An amazing museum with Islamic, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian art to European paintings. There is around 2 million master pieces from around the world, from pre-history to the 21st century.

7. MOMA – New York


One of the museum with modern art in the world. It was started in late 19th century with highlights including Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon or Van Gogh’s Starry night.

8. THE VATICAN MUSEUMS – ROME


It’s a series of exhibition spaces filled with priceless treasures that blow visitors away by their grandeur and beauty. One of the master piece is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

9. THE PRADO – Madrid


This includes drawing and sculptures but the strongest collection is, naturally, of Spanish masterpieces by Goya, El Greco and Velazquez (whose Las Meninas is the best-known work of the museum).

10. NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM – Athens


This is the place to admire the masterpieces of ancient Greece. Its unrivaled collection includes a bronze Artemision Podeidon from the 5th century B.C.


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