Museums are always fascinating. Every collection and every piece gives you a glimpse of the bygone days. The moment you step inside a museum, it feels like you are entering a completely different era or even a different world.
While it is impossible to visit all those 95,000 museums in this lifetime, there are a few ones that are worth visiting at least once in your life.
The following are the top 5 best museums in the world that attracts visitors from far and wide.
The stunning Kazan Kremlin complex in Kazan, Russia now serves as a museum. Aside from being hailed as one of the country’s most scenic sites, it also serves as the home to priceless items, valuable artifacts, and significant monuments. It is a UNESCO-protected complex that receives up to 1.5 million visitors annually.
Museum visitors cannot help but be in awe of the different souvenirs and the mosque. A night visit is recommended to bask in its beauty, or you can also sign up for a guided tour to ensure that you get to see the best pieces and collections.
Museum of Black Civilizations
Located in Dakar, Senegal, the Museum of Black Civilizations that was inaugurated recently in 2018 serves as the creative hub not only for Senegal but even for the whole African continent.
The purpose of this museum was to celebrate their unique culture and at the same time detail the struggles that Africans have experienced through the centuries.
The museum was the idea of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of the country in his vow of building an institution that honors the identity and art of Africa.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art, popularly called MoMA, is the modern art museum nestled in Midtown Manhattan with an influence that reaches beyond the island.
MoMA is labeled as one of the world’s most influential and important art museums thanks to its remarkable role in the development and collection of modern art.
MoMA’s art collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, works of architecture, film, illustrated books, as well as electronic media.
It also houses some of the most world-renowned artworks including Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, Water Lilies by Money, and The Starry Night by Van Gogh.
No Parisian trip will ever be complete if you don’t spend a day at the Louvre, the museum that serves as the home to the Mona Lisa. But aside from this popular painting, there are still many other noteworthy works of art to see here, including the Dürer and Delacroix collections.
Of course, you also shouldn’t miss out on jaw-dropping ancient Egyptian rooms. The sleep glass pyramids of IM Pei upgraded the Louvre in 1983 from being a stuffy national museum into an incredible architecture marvel that also boasts of a more fun vibe.
Florence’s Uffizi Gallery showcases numerous captivating classical works. Everything here is just so dazzling that some visitors were even hospitalized because of the overwhelming sensations they felt. This wasn’t a surprise at all since Florence itself is the origin of Stendhal syndrome.
In fact, even if you have already seen the Birth of Venus by Botticelli many times in the past, it is always different once you see the real thing “in the flesh.”
Which of these top 5 best museums in the world would you want to visit first?
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