Depending where you´re currently living, you are allowed or not to visit cultural public places. Many of them have been temporarily closed but most keep open, with restrictions to the number of visitors. While keeping safe distance, visits of many museums are allowed and in fact, in our opinion even recommended, mostly for the health of our mind. Museums are such a big treasure, and you can learn a lot there. If you’re into art, the best place to see unimaginable beauty entangled with magical inspirations are art museums. There are thousands of art museums in the world, but some of them are very well-known and renowned. We at Salanora would like to remind you of the most admired art museums in the world and we recommend a visit of them, at least once in your life.
1. Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
No matter what your background is, what your profession or hobbies are—you inevitably heard about Louvre. The Louvre Museum is a national museum of France and an art gallery that is located in the capital of France, Paris. This place is the most famous and most visited art museum in the whole world. In addition, it is the world’s largest museum. Originally it was built as a fortress in the 12th century. It opened in 1793 making it one of the oldest museums as well. There, you can enjoy over 38.000 artifacts along with the most famous painting in the world Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
2. Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands
A museum that celebrates the work of the world’s famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh. There, you can see the largest collection of his paintings in the world of around 1300 pieces. Some of the most famous artworks like Sunflowers, Self-Portrait, and others will be mesmerizing you with their beauty. This museum has a very high reputation in the world, and with a good reason.
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Another very large museum where you can learn about Greek sculptures, armory, or admire the 2000 European paintings. Overall, there are more than two million pieces of different artworks and everybody that loves art can find something there that speaks to them. It was opened in 1870 to bring art closer to American people. It opened two years later, and today it is the third most visited museum in the world.
4. State Hermitage, Russia
The State Hermitage Museum is located in St. Petersburg also falls under the largest museums in the world category, being the second largest after Louvre. It was opened in 1764 and it is the 8th most visited museum in the world. There, you can enjoy more than three million pieces which is the largest display of paintings in the whole world! Da Vinci, Picasso, Rembrandt are just some of the artist’s work that you can encounter there.
5. Vatican Museums, Italy
Historically the oldest museum in the world opened its doors in 1506. You can find it in Vatican City, and observe more than 70.000 artifacts. Some of those are Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Borgia Apartment, and Raphael Rooms. These things make the museum the fifth most visited museum in the world. More than four million people are visiting the majestic art pieces that hold so much history and beauty.
6. Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
There are many more museums worth mentioning like Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, the British Museum in the UK, the Musée d’Orsay in France, the Tate Modern in UK, and so on. Every museum is a story on its own, taking you closer to the world of art and history while provoking your thoughts.