A Museum Tour Around The World

A Museum Tour Around The World

Have you ever been immerged yourself in the magic light of a museum? It will be a valuable thing for you to experience. Whatever your interest, there’s probably a museum devoted to it. Museums offer entertainment and information and many activities devoted to art, culture, souvenirs and books that you cannot find in any tourist shops. There are some museums that you should take chance to visit at least once in your life. Let’s take a museum tour around the world to see how museums have attracted millions of visitors per year.

 First, let’s take a quick view of the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre in Paris, France. While many countries try and fail to attract one million visitors per year, in 2008, the Louvre attracted 8.5 million visitors through its doors and more than 2 million visitors were foreigners. Located in the center of Paris – one of the most famous travel destinations in our globe, the Louvre is often the first choice of many travelers and vacationers. Its location is not the key element which makes it become famous to visitors around the world. Those who love art can not miss the Louvre because this museum is the home to a variety of greatest artworks of human beings. The Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Seated Scribe and the Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss are some of the most famous artworks in this museum. Once you see them, you can’t help uttering that: “Wow, how creative are our ancestors!”

Cupid and Psyche in The Louvre

Cupid and Psyche in The Louvre

Cupid and Psyche in The Louvre

Another museum of art that I would like to mention is the Metropolitan Museum in the United States. Located on the eastern edge of the Central Park in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum ranks among the world’s most visited museums with more than 5,2 million visitors in 2008. The museum, with about two million works of art collected from many parts of the world, has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations in New York City. It contains works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt as well as many painting and sculpture form Europe and a collection of American and modern art. Diverse galleries of the Metropolitan offer something for almost everyone. If you love art, it is certain that you cannot miss it when in New York and a tour around the museum may take you all day to finish.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The world has countless museums, but I strongly suggest the Vatican Museums in this article. The Vatican Museums in the Vatican City in Rome, Italy are among the largest museums in the world. The museums lured more than 4,3 million visitors in the year 2007. While in the past, people often said “all roads lead to Rome”, now there is a new saying that “every roads in Rome lead to Vatican”. No one can ignore the charming of one of the greatest museums with numerous masterpieces of painting, sculpture and many other works of art. For centuries, the popes have collected them to build the greatest museums for Catholic Church. The Vatican Museums have many famous classical sculptures and some of the most important works of Renaissance art like The Prima Porta Augustus., Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of St. Jerome in the Wilderness; the Works by painters Fra Angelico, Giotto, Raphael, Nicolas Poussin and Titian, etc. There is a special thing about the Vatican Museums; they are opened to the public on the last Sunday of each month. It is a good thing to visit the museums without a ticket but visitors should remember that this event is extremely popular, therefore, you have to wait in line for many hours before enter the doors.

Inside the Vatican Museums

Inside the Vatican Museums

Inside the Vatican Museums

Besides the Louvre, the Vatican Museums and the Metropolitan, there are many others that you should not miss in your museum tour around the world. The British museums, the National Gallery of Britain or the Center Pompidou in France are some that should be added to the must-see list.

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