Do you like museum-hopping? Do galleries of art, sculpture, ancient history, dinosaurs, attract you? Well, you have reached the right place!
There are thousands of museums across the globe that have curated collections of priceless items. With history, culture, science, and arts unfolding in front of our eyes as we stroll through the myriad of galleries, museums can be described in the words of Jerry Saltz as “…wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you, and the world should begin to change for you.”
So are you ready to check out a list of top five museums in the world that could be added to your bucket list?
Located in the heart of Paris, Louvre is a place of marvel and artistic brilliance. From its glass pyramid to beautiful galleries, Madonna with the child to Monalisa, Vinci to Rembrandt, this historical museum is spectacular, with a rich collection of art, history, culture, and remains of the European Renaissance period.
Louvre is worth your visit in every sense, at least once in this lifetime!
The Uffizi Gallery, Italy
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world. It is located in the Palazzo Degli Uffizi, the 16th-century office built for Florentine magistrates. A stunning collection of sculptures, renaissance arts, paintings, and elaborate architectures make a visit to this museum a genuinely enriching experience. The most prominent display of Uffizi is The Birth of Venus by Sandro Boticelli, and it attracts millions of visitors from across the world every year.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, United States
Located in New York, near Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, popularly known as the Met, was established in 1872 and is the largest art museum in the USA. This iconic gothic building is home to more than two million art pieces from across the world, ranging from historical to contemporary forms.
It is located in three prominent spots of New York, at Fifth Avenue, Breuer, and Cloisters, and recorded a footfall of more than six million visitors in 2019!
Egyptian Museum, Egypt
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the best museums in the world. It holds more than 120,000 items dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization. From collections of papyrus, coins, artifacts, to the Tomb of Tutankhamen, and royal mummies, this museum is a walk through history and will surely leave you bewildered!
The Vatican Museum, Italy
The Vatican Museum, in Rome, was founded by Pope Julius II in the 6th century. From the spiral staircase to the Raphael Rooms and the spectacularly decorated Sistine Chapel, this museum will surely leave you mesmerized. Moreover, the frescos and painting adorning its walls and ceilings, especially Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, are widely acclaimed and truly a once in a lifetime experience.
So, go ahead and add these to your globe-trotting bucket list today!