Whether you’re a purveyor of fine art or you prefer arts and crafts, these famous museums—which are pieces of art themselves—are sure to take your breath away with their incredible collections. Visit our picks for the world’s must-see museums!
Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Hermitage is a complex of six historic buildings housing an impressive collection of art. Highlights include the stunning Peacock Clock, masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Michelangelo, as well as an extensive collection of Japanese porcelain.
Considered by many experts as the best art museum in the world, the Louvre displays approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century including Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
The first public national museum in the world, the British Museum’s collection is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and currently holds the classic Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, USA
Founded in 1870 for the purposes of bringing art and art education to the American people, “the Met” is the largest art museum in the US holding a fantastic collection spanning all over the globe.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum’s permanent collection features nearly 700,000 pieces of imperial artifacts and encompasses 8,000 years of Chinese history. The compound also includes the classic Chinese Song- and Ming-style Zhishan Garden.
The Museo Nacional Del Prado’s collection of Spanish artists, including Goya, El Greco, da Ribera, and Velázquez, is considered the best in the world.