Does the sound of a city break or cultural visit appeal to you? Do you love art, exhibitions, galleries and museums?
Choose your next destination for a cultural holiday based on the museums you would like to visit!
Here is a list of 10 of the most important museums in the world. Take your pick – Paris, Madrid, New York, London – and many more cities are included on the list so that you know what awaits you in each one.
Read on and find out which will be your next destination!
1. The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre in Paris is perhaps one of the most famous museums in the world. It houses a wonderful collection which includes Egyptian Antiquities, Greek and Roman Antiquities, sculptures, decorative arts, paintings, prints and drawings. This is also where you can see the famous Mona Lisa. Visit Paris = a trip to the Louvre.
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the most important in North America. This museum, also sometimes referred to as The Met, is renowned for its collection from Ancient Egypt, as well as European sculptures and paintings, and American art.
3. The British Museum, London
This is the most famous museum in the United Kingdom and it hosts a collection of more than 13 million objects from all over the world.
4. The Vatican Museums, Vatican City
The Vatican Museums are considered to be among the best in the world and here you can see a great collection of art from the Roman Catholic Church. Make sure you visit Sistine Chapel to see some of the most famous masterpieces.
5. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
This is one of the most important art and culture museums in the world and it is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1764, hosts more than 3 million works and is one of the oldest museums in the world.
6. The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery in London is famous for its collection of European art which dates from the 13th Century to the 20th Century.
7. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York
The Museum of Modern Art has one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art in the world, including works as famous as Picasso’s, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
8. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
This museum has the most important collection of Egyptian art in the world.
9. The Prado Museum, Madrid
This is the most famous museum in Spain and it houses the most important collection of Spanish artwork in the world.
10. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Uffizi Gallery is located in Florence and it hosts a collection of Italian art.