There are around 55,000 museums in the world. Fifty-five thousand. All of them full of amazing art galleries, irreplaceable objects, unique exhibitions… The best evidence of human culture, history, science, and art.
Besides, museums are an exceptional educative tool. Whether the exhibits are permanent or temporary, walking around a museum comes in handy when you need to accumulate general knowledge to rock your next trivia night.
Now, you might be wondering where to start? For that, we have made a list of 5 incredible museums you have to visit. Take a break from all the news and let’s explore these wonderful museums and galleries. I assure you they will take your breath away.
5. Vatican Museums, Vatican City
Presenting the finest artworks of the Renaissance and High Renaissance, the Vatican Museums are composed of twenty-two collections and around 1,400 rooms. Here you can find a room completely painted by Raphael or the renowned Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums gives you a magnificent opportunity to travel through time to the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity.
4. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York City
Containing around 5,000 years of history, art, and artifacts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as the Met) dates back to 1870, where its doors opened to the public. In fact, it is the largest art museum in the U.S. Its walls protect over two million artwork, disposed of in 17 departments. Here you can find art and historical artifacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, that date from classical antiquity to Modern Art.
3. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Holding over 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest museums in North Africa. It houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The museum was actually built in 1835 to fight the archeological looting that was going on in historic sites. Here you’ll have the chance to be face-to-face with the most magnetic artwork of mankind: Tutankhamun’s golden mask, made of 11 kilograms of solid gold.
2. The Acropolis Museum, Athens
Located in Athens, Greece, the Acropolis Museum was founded in 1976. It houses about 4,000 sculptures and antiquities that date back from the Greek Bronze Age to the Byzantine era. You don’t want to miss walking through its transparent glass floor, where you’ll feel like walking over history. Here you can find the largest proportion of the Parthenon Frieze (the rest is at the British Museum in London)
1. The Museum Of Qin Terracotta Warriors And Horses, China
This mausoleum and museum contain the army of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang made out of terracotta. We are talking about more than 8,000 clay soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses. It was discovered in 1974. Even though you can visit one pit containing around 2,000 unearthed soldiers, going further or trying to get near the tomb of the emperor is highly forbidden by the Chinese government.