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Top Art Museums in the World –‘Must-visit’ Indeed!

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Top Art Museums

A peep into the top ten art museums in the world for all those who appreciate art, want to buy Egyptian statues online, or love drooling over the most exquisite museum jewellery collection.

While there are thousands of museums across the world that house amazing collections of antiquities and art, you would find it difficult to visit all of them. Here, we bring you a list of the top museums that are famous for their art works.

Musée de Louvrea at Paris, France

Musée de Louvrea at Paris, France

Undoubtedly the most famous museum on the planet, Musée de Louvre is home to the best art collections that can meet your eye. Before it was transformed into a museum, it was a fortified palace that housed the royalty of France about two centuries ago. It was later modernised with the addition of a glass pyramid and plaza. The collections in this museum range from 19th century paintings to notable collectibles, sculptures and art forms belonging to several antique civilizations. Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo are the most visited exhibits at Louvre—could you ask for more?

Vatican Museums at Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Vatican Museums at Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Those who buy religious and god statues online have surely heard of the Vatican Museums that spans across nine miles. With sprawling collections of Egyptian to Etruscan art, maps and modern religious works to the famous spiral columns attributed to Bernini, this venue has it all. Here, along with basking upon the magnificence of the Sistene Chapel by Michelangelo, visitors love to appreciate the works by Leonardo de Vinci and Raphael. This museum is placed under the ownership of the Roman Catholic Church and holds the most important and largest collection of art in the world.

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art at New York, New York, USA

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art at New York, New York, USA

Boasting of more than 2 million art pieces and holding one of the top positions on the list of largest museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1870.With a Beaux-Art façade and inspiring architecture, it is oft visited for its Islamic Art, museum jewellery collection, European paintings, exhibits of armour and so forth. Adam and Eve, engraved by Albrecht Durer, is obviously this museum's most prized collection.

The Uffizi Gallery at Florence, Italy

The Uffizi Gallery at Florence, Italy

Ranking high in the list of the world's oldest museums, The Uffizi Gallery is best known for its pieces by Michelangelo and Leonardo; with Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus' being its most notable work. As per UNESCO, 60 percent of art existing in the world is to be found in Italy, with over half of these being credited to Florence.

The British Museum, London, England

The British Museum, London, England

Established in 1753 and noted for its outstanding collections of ancient history, the British Museum attracts more than 6 million visitors annually. It exhibits over 7 million artworks with only 4 million on display. At the British Museum, the Egyptian collection serves to be second to that represented by Cairo.

The Prado Museum at Madrid, Spain

The Prado Museum at Madrid, Spain

The Prado--one of the most visited and respected collections in the world, showcases the neoclassical design dating back to 18th century Madrid. From Velazquez to El Greco to Goya and more, this venue has a unique collection of Spanish art. Even though the Prado Museum specializes in paintings, it attracts art lovers with its excellent collections of medals, coins, drawings, and decorative arts. A great venue for art lovers and those seeking to buy sculpture online.

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

In spite of Egypt having lost a large number of its antiquities to overseas collections and museums, there is still a lot left on its cards. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo was founded in 1900 and is credited with over 120,000 objects linked to the periods ranging from the pre-historic eras to the Greco-Roman period. Its most worthy exhibits include the sculptures of the Sphinx and Ancient artefacts from tombs, including that belonging to Tutankhamen.

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