Magnificent Museums You Have To Visit In Your ....
State Historical Museum – Moscow, Russia
Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado, USA
National Museum of Cambodia – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Situated in the country´s capital of Phnom Penh, it is Cambodia’s largest museum of cultural history and the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum. The museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects.
Museo Del Prado – Madrid, Spain
Established in 1819, Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century. Works of author such as El Greco, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens or Hieronymus Bosch are some of the highlights of the collection.
Museum of Hanoi – Hanoi, Vietnam
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto, Canada
Founded in 1912, Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums in North America, attracting over one million visitors every year. It houses exhibits of world culture and natural history. With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum’s diverse collections are part of the reason for its international reputation.
Czech National Museum – Prague, Czech Republic
Salvador Dali Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida, US
Musée d'Orsay – Paris, France
Originally built as a railway station, the museum houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin or Van Gogh. With over 3 million visitors annually, it is the tenth most visited museum in the world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, New Yo
Egyptian Museum – Cairo, Egypt
British Museum – London, Great Britain
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. With almost 7 million visitors in 2013, it is the second mostly visited museum in the world, after the French Louvre. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive. It originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Potala Palace – Lhasa, Tibet
Built at an altitude of 12,100 feet on the side of Marpo Ri in the center of Lhasa Valley, Potala Palace has been the chief residence of the Dalai Lama but it recently also started to serve as a museum of Chinese history and culture. The monumental building consists of thirteen stories, containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.
Louvre Museum – Paris, France
Located on the right bank of the river Seine, Louvre is the world’s most visited museum. In 2012, it received almost 10 million visitors who admired unique exhibits spreading over an area of more than 650,000 square feet. Originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century, Louvre Museum with its distinctive shape, is one of the prime landmarks of Paris.
Museum of Islamic Art – Doha, Qatar
Established in 2008, it is one of the youngest museums on this list. It houses a collection of works gathered since the late 1980s, including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It boasts of one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.
Oscar Niemeyer Museum – Curitiba, Brazil
Hermitage Museum – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. It features works by author such as Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Velázquez, Michelangelo or Goya.
Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain
National Folk Museum of Korea – Seoul, South Korea
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Magnificent Museums You Have To Visit In Your Lifetime
When visiting some of the world´s metropolis, do not forget to check out the their beautiful museums. Exhibits of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific collections can be the highlights of your vacation. While there have been many posts and articles about the various collections found in museums, this post will focus on the museum buildings themselves. For the treasures housed inside, we may tend to overlook the beauty of these monumental architectural jewels. Have you been to any of these 25 magnificent museums? If you haven’t, you’re missing out.
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