Most important and beautiful art museums in the world
1. THE MET – Metropolitan Museum of Art
The areas here are huge. The first feeling I remember when I was visiting New York is feeling very small. When you enter this museum, you feel even smaller. The collection of modern art (modern art for the record includes the period from late 1400 to late 1700 early 1800) is one of the most important in the world for artistic value, as well as one of the most visited in the world. The museum layout is simply perfect thanks to the newer and so modern structure compared to many other museums in the world.
- Check the various discounts possible and the days when entry is free. I entered twice, and I mean twice, at full price before discovering on the third year that it was enough to show my journalist badge to enter for free…).
- Don’t get lost in temporary exhibitions if you don’t want to exhaust all the concentration needed to enjoy permanent collections, if that’s your goal.
The Louvre has some of the world’s most famous works of art, but do you know something absurd? Everybody used to go to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, or the Nike of Samothrace or Love and Psyche of Canova, but the reality is that there are so many masterpieces that you can’t see them all in one visit!
- Booking priority admission tickets to the Louvre is definitely the first thing I would recommend!
- Choose a section of the museum and visit only that. After a few hours if you get tired go out and come back again. Don’t try to visit the museum in a day, it’s not possible and you won’t really appreciate it.
- Choose closing time to admire the artworks. Towards the end of the day the halls start to become empty.
- Get the audio guides, they are really good.
3. NATIONAL GALLERY
The most spectacular thing is that at National Gallery you do not have to pay the entrance fee. A voluntary offer is asked for, which I left with infinite joy, and I always take it back as an example of perfection in the management of a national museum from such a point of view: open to all!
- Always go at the opening time or stay until the very end, walking through the rooms when they start to empty is perfect. But better still: avoid weekends.
- Get the audio guides that are excellent here too
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