The most famous museums in the world
Today worldwide there are over 100,000 museums, each of which is unique. However, there are the most famous museums in the world, which is the goal of all interested in the culture and art of the people, who travel through many countries of the world. Your attention is invited to ten of the most famous museums in the world, which are very interesting places, reveal the secrets of history, and are sites of global scale.
The Louvre (Paris)
This French Museum, according to experts, has a leading position among the most famous museums in the world. It was opened in 1793. By the time the Museum building was a fortress which served to French kings as a residence. The Louvre among art museums is also one of the largest – the area occupied by the Museum is 195000m2, of which the exhibit is reserved 60600 m2.
When you first visit the Museum may give the impression of some confusion, but the organization of the exhibition made quite rationally, therefore there is no any difficulties to understand it. To see the amazing paintings housed in the Museum, barely a couple of days, because the catalogue of the Museum today there are 400,000 exhibits. For the convenience of visitors the exhibition is divided into 7 major departments, the exhibits can be found by using special markers. Incredibly impressive tourists find the local Department of painting, where you can admire works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, Caravaggio, and here you can see the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa created by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Hermitage (Saint Petersburg)
This Museum, founded in 1764, is a real treasure of Russia. You’ll be the world’s largest collection of paintings and archaeological finds. At the moment, in the Hermitage there are about 3,000,000 exhibits. Such an incredibly large collection of the Museum is the personal collection of Empress Catherine. Here it describes the history from the stone age to the present times. Everyone who visits the Hermitage, necessarily tend to go to the Golden room, where surprising gems. The Hermitage today is a 5 magnificent buildings (chief among them is the Winter Palace), located in the Neva river.
British Museum (London)
First opened its doors in 1753, he is undoubtedly considered to be one of the most famous museums in the world. By area, it occupies the territory, which can be compared with 9 soccer fields. You’ll be the world’s largest collection of exhibits.
Collected here are the works of art were brought from all continents of the world. For the creation and development of the Museum were thousands of people. Galleries dedicated to Greek, Egyptian, civilization, Rome, Africa, Asia and Europe of the middle Ages. Annually to see the exhibits of the Museum come 6000000 visitors. The British Museum also has other names – «Museum of stolen masterpieces» or «Museum of civilization», but another name is absolutely justified.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art (New York)
The main Museum of new York, founded in 1870, is one of the most famous in the world. During its existence, the Museum has twice changed its location but now the location remains the same – it is in the Central Park, on Fifth Avenue. There are more than 2000000 of the exhibits brought to the Museum from all over the world, here you can see Islamic and European paintings, large collection of weapons. The most popular is room of American decorative arts. In the main hall, the art lovers can contemplate the works of Raphael, Tintoretto, Botticelli.
Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
This gallery among art museums is recognized as one of the most famous in the world. It is called so by the square of the Uffizi, where it settles. For those who enjoy the works of Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci, this place is very interesting, because their creations here are fairly widespread. Also in this gallery is the painting «Birth of Venus», which was created by Botticelli.
Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Is the largest Museum representing the art of Ancient Egypt. Here you can see the huge amount of artifacts (more than 120,000 copies) related to the prehistoric period. The first time the exhibits in this place was exhibited in 1835. It was then that the Egyptian government attempted to stop the looting of archaeological sites and decided to display the national wealth. They built the Museum building is already in 1900.
Recognized as the largest in the world. His exhibition consists of 50,000 exhibits, which are located in many rooms. The number of rooms is equal to 1400. To avoid them all, you must be at least 7000 meters. This place holds all 22 of the collection that allow you to enjoy the works of the Etruscans and Egyptians, as well as pieces of modern art. One of the main areas of the Museum are the Rooms of Raphael, the Sistine Chapel, which is considered Holy to the Museum grounds.
Prado Museum (Madrid)
Despite the fact that this Museum is not collected such a large collection of works of art, his attendance is very large. Visitors here are attracted to works by Goya, Murillo, Velasquez. Special attention is always shown to «the Three Graces» by Rubens. Specializes in Museum – paintings, however, a special place is assigned to coins, medals and decorative items.
Located near the Central part of Amsterdam. Arriving in the capital of the Netherlands, guests tend to visit this one of the most famous museums in the world. On one side of the Museum there is a panoramic area, on the other hand, it overlooks the urban water channels. The exposition of the Museum includes works of the great Dutch painters, including you can see and masterful works by Rembrandt.
Athens national Museum of archaeology
Is the largest Museum of Greece. It’s worth a visit to learn about the history of ancient Greece. Here is a collection of objects from all over Greece, which were found during archaeological research.