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Next time you are stranded at the Mumbai New International Airport, or if your flight is delayed you have an amazing opportunity to visit T2 the newly opened India’s largest Museum which displays Indian arts and culture and will give Paris’  Louvre art museum  run for a money. T2 museum, which will allow only passengers who are holding international air tickets, will display 7000 artefacts,  [...]

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Stunning Museums Around The World

Posted on November 5, 2009 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

There are innumerable museums allover the globe; even though one loves viewing legendary museums, architectures, exhibition of famous paintings and historic collection, one cannot devote his or her entire life’s vacation for viewing collection created by artists one haven’t even heard of. They desire to see the most famous and applauded works, isn’t it?

So, I have come out with a list of top museums around the world. The Museums that I have tracked in my list are the most popular and admired ones because of their significant collections, reputed works in the fields of art and architecture. Even, those who don’t have any idea regarding art and architectural works can head to these museums as these museums are geared in full force to fascinate you.

1. Le Louvre, Paris, France

Originally, Le Louvre was a medieval fortress and a palace of the kings of France, and it was transformed into a museum two centuries ago. Le Louvre is undoubtedly the world’s best and the most wondrous museum on earth. The legendary museum is enriched with historical significance to such a greater extent that, even the face-lifting of the plaza with an extra addition of a glass pyramid in its center doesn’t wipe the fascinating allurement of the Louvre Palace. The museum has stored an antique collection which ranges from the start of the Great Antique Civilizations to the first half of the 19th century. This unique aspect makes it one of the most significant museums on the Planet Earth. One can spot the legendary pieces which were creations of popular artists such as da Vinci and Rembrandt.

Striking attraction: View the marvelous creation Mona Lisa created by the historical artist Leonardo da Vinci.

2. The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

This majestic museum is a spectacular marvel as it has preserved 22 separate collections, which comprises of Etruscan and Egyptian art, maps and modern religious art. Even people who doesn’t have the least faith in spirituality and religious matters will get fascinated by viewing the magnificent and splendid Michelangelo’s dome and Bernini’s spiral columns.

Striking attraction: The must-watch includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms.

Vatican Museum

3. The British Museum, London, UK

Established in the year 1753, The British Museum is reputed to be the most royal and superior museums in the world. It has the largest collection of historical art as it shelters about seven million artifacts amidst which four million artifacts are exhibited. This museum witnesses visits of more than six million tourists annually. If you are passionate about Egyptian art forms and can’t make to Egyptian Museum because of some reasons, then make sure you head to The British Museum. This museum stores a vast and comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian art after Cairo. Believe me; you will be awe-struck after viewing this lovely grandeur collection.

Striking attraction: See the grand dome of the Reading Room, it has been revamped recently and today, it also contains a modern information center.

4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Established in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits more than two million works of art from allover the world and ancient works. This museum stores an all-embracing collection of Islamic art, European paintings and even arms and armor. For instance: you can see daggers and swords created by the one of the most famous Japanese sword smiths Rai Kunitoshi. Even though, there are other great museums like Guggenheim and the MoMa in New York, Metropolitan Museum outshines others as it is the quintessential municipal museum.

Striking attraction: View the most distinct and captivating artistic work ‘Adam and Eve’, which is the most renowned engraving done by Albrecht Durer in the museum.

metropolitan museum of art

5. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

The world renowned UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) is of the view that nearly about 60% of the world’s most famous work is sheltered by Italy. Almost a half part is located in Florence. Even though, the artistic pieces on the streets are the most impressive such as the Cellini’s Perseus and Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines in the Piazza della Signoria on the way to the museum, the Uffizi Museum is jaw-dropping. This is because the museum flaunts unique collection of paintings and sculptures created by the renaissance masters like da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and many others.

Striking attraction: Gaze the spectacular the “Birth of Venus” created by Botticelli.

6. Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The Egypt Government founded “Service des Antiques de1‘Egypt’” in the year 1835, for the quintessential motive of bringing the plundering of archaeological sites to an end. Even, they had developed an idea of exhibiting an array of collection of artifacts. Established in 1900, the Egyptian Museum today preserves a vast collection of about 1,20,000 ancient articles ranging from the pre-historic epoch to the Greco Roman period to antique sculptures of the Sphinx. Make sure, you head to this historic museum while you are in Egypt or plan to be.

Striking attraction: This Museum houses a stunning collection of artifacts from the tombs of Kings and regal families, especially from the kingdom of King Tutankhamun.

egyptian museum

7. The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

Renowned as the world’s largest Museum building and Research Organization, the Smithsonian Institute is worth visiting. The Smithsonian institute contains 16 museums and galleries, a national zoo and houses the largest collection of historical artifacts that figures up to 142 million articles. The museum is enriched with miscellaneous articles that are country’s most significant memories. Head here as there is comprehensive collection to soothe your artistic eyes. And believe me, observing everything in a single visit is just impossible, so before visiting, pre-plan your trip. I mean the wisest idea would be to decide a theme, you would love to see. There are wide-ranging themes to select from such as the Air and Space Museum, the African Art Museum, the IMAX Theatres and many more exciting ones. Don’t forget to carry a comfortable pair of shoes as you already know that the complex is too elaborate to explore.
Striking attraction: Certainly watch the National Museum of American History’s exhibition which preserves an excelling heart-touching collection of September 11 attacks comprising of personal stories, photographs and artifacts.

8. The Prado, Madrid, Spain

Everyone is well acquainted with the fact that The Prado collection is comparatively less impressive. However, still The Prado’s craze is amidst the people and they flock the museum in large numbers. This is because Prado has an extensive influential collection of Spanish art forms including works by many memorable artists like Velasquez, El Greco, Goya, Murillo and many more. Even though it is the master in collection of paintings, other remarkable collection includes vast collections of drawings, medals, coins and decorative art. Also, you can notice that the Neo-classical appearance of the museum reflects city’s 18th century architecture.

Striking attraction: The lovely painting ‘The Three Graces by Rubens” which portrays three naked women dancing in a circle.

9. The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Even though Russia is in isolation from the great art centers of Europe, The State Hermitage has managed to house a spectacular collection of the art relics. This museum has attained a collection of three million objects in the span of three centuries, ranging from the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The most striking and eye-catchy collections of Hermitage include two of the ten or twelve original works by Leonardo da Vinci like the Flower and Madonna Litta. Even the museum’s Western European Art section has an extensive and diverse collection of French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Flemish art.

Striking attraction: Step in the gleaming Golden Rooms that houses an marvelous collection of jewelry designed from gold, silverware and gems by the Russian, European and Oriental Craftsmen.

10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Perched in Netherlands, Rijksmuseum is enriched with largest collection of art and historical work that figures beyond one million objects. It grabs international limelight for the rich collection of paintings that hails back from the 17th century Dutch masters, 20 Rembrandts and many other magnum opus of this period. Rijksmuseum was instituted in 1800, and today it exhibits a wide-ranging collection of sculptures, applied arts and art work from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th centuries.

Striking attraction: Behold the magnificent painting Night Watch by Rembrandt which represents a group of militiamen in action.


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