The urge to collect things of beauty and significance dates back deep in human history. Museums are the places that house these kinds of stuff. Here we put forth a list of the greatest cities on earth that house the best museums on the planet. Here’s a blog about a few of the world’s best museums
The Louvre Museum– Paris, France
Located in one of the most touristy places on earth, is the World’s largest and the most visited museum The Louvre Museum used to be a fortress for the French Rulers which now offers thousands of historical remains from Egypt, Asia and the ancient Greek and Roman Dynasties. The iconic pyramid entrance of the Louvre was designed by Chinese-American architect IM Pei.
Most Attractive Feature: Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa.
The British Museum – London, England
The World’s first National and England’s largest Museum designed in 1753 dedicated to Sir Hans Sloane and his 71,000 collections. Of the total 8 million artefacts – the museum has the second-best collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt, prehistoric bones, rooms filled with Golden Jewels, and the antiquities of Athens’ Parthenon.
Most Attractive Feature: Rosetta Stone carved in 196 B.C. and the Elgin Marbles.
State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg, Russia
When talking about arts and history Russia may take the back seat, but even then The State Hermitage Museum boasts a collection of 3 million items from the stone age to the 20th century. This used to be the major residence of the Czars. It comprises of six buildings of which four mainly comprise of Western European Artwork.
Most Attractive Feature: Medals, paintings from Nicholas II’s private collection. Golden Masterpieces from Eurasia.
The Egyptian Museum – Cairo, Egypt
As the name suggests, this museum has the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts, a total of 180,000 items. The museum comprises of two floors, on the ground floor there is a collection of coins used in ancient Egypt and the first floor boasts the artefacts from the final two dynasties of ancient Egypt and the valley of the kings.
Most Attractive Feature: 27 mummies from the Pharaonic times, Objects from the room of Tutankhamen.
Museo Nacional Del Prado – Madrid, Spain
The Museo Nacional Del Prado serves as the national museum of Spain and contains the best collection of Spanish art and also one of the finest sets of European artworks. The Spanish Royal Family is responsible for the classical collection of the Prada for the 12th to the 19th century. In 2016 $32 million were sanctioned for the renovations of the Prada and add a modern touch to it.
Most Attractive Feature: “The Three Graces” by Rubens.
The Vatican Museums – Vatican City
The Vatican Museums are most famous for their spiral staircase, and the Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo under the patronage of Pope Julius II. But, there is also ancient Egyptian exhibits of the Museo Gregoriano Egizio, as well as the Etruscan offerings of Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the picture gallery which contain the cream of the Vatican’s collection of Renaissance paintings
Most Attractive Feature: The renowned Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms.
Uffizi Gallery – Florence, Italy
One of the oldest and most famous art galleries in the world is the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Building was originally created to be used as offices for the Florentine magistrates. The collections of Renaissance paintings and sculptures from classical antiquity are breath-taking.
Most Attractive Feature: “Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli.
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Formerly known as the Nationale Kunstgalerij, was opened in 1800 with 200 paintings and now the collection has increased to a whopping 900,000 items making it the largest collection of art and history in the Netherlands. It also houses artwork from all around Europe from medieval times.
Most Attractive Feature: “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt.