World’s 6 Most Fascinating Museums
Museum and galleries can be quite interesting, and not just for the nerds and geeks. Filled with relics that go back millions of years back, museum can be an excellent way to understand the culture and history of a region, or of the whole world. Museums can help you understand the people of a region, their way of life and customs, and are generally filled with wondrous objects that can take you back in time. There are a number of museums in the world that can do the job of an encyclopedia as well as a fascinating story-book. So, let’s check out Travelguru’s list of the world’s 6 most fascinating museums!
Le Louvre, Paris
The City of Love has much more to it than just the enchanting Eiffel Tower. Home to the celebrated “Mona Lisa”, Le Louvre is one museum that every art and history enthusiast must visit at least once. The main attractions at the Louvre besides the “Mona Lisa” are “Venus de Milo” and “Winged Victory of Samothrace” and the pyramid at the main entrance is just the icing on the cake.
The Smithsonian, Washington
The Smithsonian is a gigantic research and museum complex that houses 19 museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park and several research stations. The museum is known to house about 137 million objects relating to American history, so there’s a lot to take in here. Best thing would be to plan out several days just to explore this museum, if a museum tour is at the top of your to-do list.
The Uffizi Gallery, Italy
In a country that is known for its art, structures and monuments, the Uffizi Gallery is just another reason for arty-types to rejoice. A trip to this dreamy destination is a treat in itself, but when you add a tour of the Uffizi Gallery with all its charming Renaissance art, then it’s more like a party. For starters, the gorgeous “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli is a piece that you will get to lay your eyes on.
The Prado, Madrid
If you love classical masterpieces then The Prado is a place you will fall in love with. The kings and queens of the Spanish royal family collected and commissioned tasteful art through the years which has now culminated into The Prado. Besides Spanish art giants you will also be delighted to find several works by Italian and Flemish artists, as well.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
One of the largest museums the world has seen, The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met as it is lovingly referred to, has a collection of more than two million items. All the prominent names in art are found there – right from Rodin to Rembrandt, Degas to Botticelli and so many others. The Met is also known for its Egyptian collection, so come prepared for a bunch of awesomeness.
The British Museum, London
A grand collection of archaeology and ethnography are housed in the vast British Museum complex. You will be awed to find more than 8 million objects right from prehistoric bones to lovely ancient gold jewellery at the museum. One of the main attractions here is the Egyptian gallery that is known for the second finest collection of Egyptian artefacts outside of Egypt.
Are you ready to go on this fantastic and exciting roller-coaster ride? Which other museum would you add to this list of the world’s 6 most fascinating museums?