by nojkina on 20/08/10 at 3:53 pm
According to the site TripAdvisor.com was announced the 10 most popular museums in the world. Paris Louvre is in first place in the top ten also included several American museums.
Ten of the most visited museums in the world
According to the site TripAdvisor.com was announced the 10 most popular museums in the world. Paris Louvre is in first place in the top ten also included several American museums
1. Louvre Museum – Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre is a medieval fortress, a palace of kings of France and the museum over the past two centuries. On the architecture of the palace remains a testimony to its more than 800 years of history. It boasts an enormous collection of various items. Here you can find the bas-reliefs from the Assyrian palaces, Egyptian painting, and much more. The collection includes exhibits of the Louvre, dating from the period of the birth of ancient civilizations. For the first time the museum doors were opened to the public on Nov. 8, 1793, during the French Revolution. In 1989, the center of the palace was added to a glass pyramid designed by American architect Bay Yuming.
Tickets to attend both permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as the museum Delacroix is 13 Euro. To save time, you can purchase a ticket for the museum site on the map.
2. Vatican City, Rome, Italy – Musei Vaticani
Major museums around the world, including a set of unique buildings and precious collections of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and of course, the famous Sistine Chapel. Among the museums and galleries, the Vatican’s most outstanding museum of Egyptian art, the Museum of Etruscan art, Gregorian Museum, Pio Clementino (museum of Christian Art, 1771-1793) Museum of Church Art (Museum of Sacred “), secular art museum (Museum of Ignoramus “), the Museum of Chiaramonti (1806-1810) Missionary Ethnological Museum and the Museum of the Lateran Palace. In the Vatican gardens, the building is situated the Vatican picture gallery, where 15 rooms are gathered unique works of Italian painting in the XI-XVII.
Museum tickets cost 13 Euro, visit the Colosseum 14,20 Euro. During the exhibitions in the Coliseum, the cost may be increased. On Sunday the museums are closed.
3. Metropolitan Museum in New York, USA – Metropolitan Museum of Art
The collection of the Metropolitan Museum includes works of Western European and American artists and artistic monuments of culture of the peoples of Asia, Africa, the Middle and Far East. His collection includes not only paintings (Picasso), sculpture and graphics, and decorative arts.
History of the Metropolitan Museum relatively short: the initiative of its creation belongs to a group of American artists and public figures, among whom were members of the Historical Society, a professor of the Academy of drawing and representatives of the business world.