5. THE UFFIZI GALLERY, FLORENCE
The Uffizi Gallery is situated in Italy. There is an estimate by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that estimates that around sixty percent of the world’s most popular artworks are located in Italy and half of them are in Florence. So you know that this place is definitely worth a visit if you are in Italy and if you love art. You will find pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael etc. The Birth of Venus is the main attraction in this Museum. It is by Botticelli.
4. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK
This particular museum is located in the United States. It is also known as The Met (reminds me of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.). It is located in the NYC and contains over two million pieces in the permanent collection and they are further divided between nineteen departments. It is located on the eastern side of the Central Park. If you consider the area, it is one of the largest art galleries in the world. The Museum was founded in the year 1870. The museum opened for public on 20th February, 1872. The museum occupies around 2,000,000 square feet of area.
3. THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
The British Museum is built in the United Kingdom. It was founded in the year 1753. It houses around seven million objects and currently it is displaying four million of those. That easily makes it one of the greatest museums in the world. Around six million people visit the museum each year. If you did not get to see the Egyptian Museum, you can visit here because it contains the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside of Cairo. If you visit here, make sure you go to the Reading Room, it will blow your mind right out.
2. THE VATICAN MUSEUMS, VATICAN CITY
Located in Italy, it contains 22 separate collections. Etruscan art, Egyptian art, modern art, religious art, you name it, and they have it. The mere sight of the Michelangelo’s dome and Bernini’s spiral columns will amaze you. Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms are the main attraction in this museum so be sure you pay them a visit.
1. MUSEE DU LOUVRE, PARIS
This is one of the world’s largest museums in the world and is located in France. It is definitely the most visited museums in the world. It contains nearly 35,000 objects from the pre-historic era to the nineteenth century. They are displayed over an area of 60,600 square meters. The museum is in the Louvre Palace. It used to be a fortress that was built in the twelfth century under Philip II. If you go to the basement of the Museum, you will be able to see the remains of the fortress. The museum is house to the original Mona Lisa. It costs 10 Euros to enter and it is worth it. I recently visited. Know that you might not be able to explore the museum in a day.