Travel and history are strongly connected, which is why museums are some of the most visited attractions in every city. If you are a fan of museums, history and culture, check out our choice of Five amazing museums in the world.
A short line going to the doors of The Louvre may be a rare occurrence or will never happen at all. Going to Paris is never complete without queuing to the doors of one of the world’s grandest and most famous museums. The museum started in 1792 with barely 2500 paintings and now in the present time, The Louvre boasts of 30000 paintings on display. But what really makes The Louvre extra popular is the genuine collection of the most important artists in the world: Michelangelo’s Slaves and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Also housed there are works by Titian, Botticelli and Raphael. With almost 9 million of visitors The Louvre generates per year, this museum is a must-see when going to Paris.
The Vatican Museum
The museum started out as a house for the sculpture collection of Pope Julius II during the 16th century. After five centuries, the museum has become the hub of who’s who in history, art and culture in the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo. All the collections housed in The Vatican Museum has the quality and intellectual value, not to mention that the entire museum is a reflection of grandeur and beauty that fascinates visitors. Serving as one of The Vatican Museum’s highlights is the Sistine Chapel’s The Judgment Day by Michelangelo and School of Athens by Raphael.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The massive size of this museum and the relevance of its collections, are only some of the reasons why this popular New York City museum ranks one of the must-see museum in the world. Its features never fails to overwhelm, most especially the Great Hall entrance, the Temple of Dendur, the American Wing’s Tiffany windows , the collection of African and Oceania and the notable European pieces.
If due to time constraints and there is only one museum a tourist has to see in London, it has got to be Tate Modern. To date, Tate Modern is the world’s most recognized modern art museum where the works of Magritte, Dali and Martisse are only few of the most popular. With over 5 million of visitors Tate Modern accommodates each year, this museum is undoubtedly one of the must-see museums in the world.
The Hermitage Museum of the country Russia holds the title “the largest painting collection in the world.” Founded in 1764, this becomes one of the world’s oldest and largest museums. The Hermitage is home to almost three million collection of artefact and art works of the world’s culture. Some of the works of famous personalities such as Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Reuben belong to the collection of The Hermitage museum. Located in the Winter Palace, being in the museum also allows visitors to witness opulence of Russia’s governance during the early generation.